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Guadalupe Bermejo, LMHC

Message from Guadalupe

As a daughter of immigrants, I know firsthand the stigma that surrounds communities of color when it comes to mental health. My goal is to serve as a source of support in the healing process of BIPOC communities. Often, my clients arrive at sessions feeling lost and overwhelmed with cultural and societal expectations. I want to provide you with a space where you can feel safe, feel seen, be vulnerable, and work towards healing and connectedness. I work with individuals to help unlearn patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving them. I specialize in working with Latinx, millennials, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA communities. I integrate trauma-informed and experiential approaches in our work together to alleviate your distress and help you understand how your lived experiences have shaped your journey (e.g grief, life transitions). Our work together will be rooted in unpacking traumatic experiences, childhood experiences, challenging thinking patterns, and acculturative stress. I strongly believe the therapeutic relationship is an integral part of our work together. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to ensure I am the right therapist for you. Feel free to check out my website for more information about me and my practice. I look forward to hearing from you.

About Guadalupe 's practice

Availability

Availability

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Fee

Fee

$$

Sliding scale

Style

Style

Directive

Reflective

Body-based

Method

Method

In-person available: No

Virtual available: Yes

Expertise

Expertise

Cultural Competence

Life Transitions

Immigration

Imposter Syndrome

Career-Related Stress

Trauma

Pet Grief

Burnout

Insurance

Insurance

United / Oxford

Oscar

Oxford

Aetna

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Blue Cross Blue Shield BCBS

State

State

NY

Why state matters

Background
Profile

Get to Know Guadalupe

Where did you work before going into private practice?

Great question! I worked for a non-profit organization that centered on supporting survivors of intimate partner violence. I provided mental health counseling in English and Spanish for children, teens, and adults. I supported clients who experienced oppression from the justice system and gaslighting from their abusive partners or families. With this experience, I made sure to end my sessions with relaxation techniques in order to ensure safety in the body.

What is unique about the work you do, or how have you found your work to be different than your colleagues'?

My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive. I grab from different modalities, depending on your needs, I tailor the treatment to your needs. I strongly refrain from a one-size fits all approach. In my sessions, I help my clients tap into their personal wants and values so you can step into your own power and self-confidence. All of my counseling sessions are in English or Spanish, this is in effort to create access for communities of color.

What led you to become a mental healthcare practitioner?

Growing up in the Latino community, the stigma that surrounded mental health created a barrier for families and individuals to heal from their experiences that impacted their emotional and physical life, which I later found out to be called trauma. As a brown woman, I have witnessed that in addition to the stigma, the language barrier made it easy to lose the individual's experience lost through translation. In my work as a therapist, I strive to create mental health accessible by providing Spanish sessions and sliding scale options for folks who are financially limited. Being a brown therapist helps me create a space where it's culturally-informed and safe.