Dr. Lucie Kay, Ph.D.
Making the decision to start (or re-start) therapy can be intimidating or relieving, anxiety-provoking or calming, disquieting or comforting. I would like to help make the process as meaningful and stress-free as possible. Any New York State residents are invited to contact me, to see if we can work together to resolve your issues and concerns. My educational preparation has been complex and multi-layered. I am a NY State licensed and certified (Clinical) Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Hypnotherapist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Specialist, and NY State Registered Nurse. Years of academic and practical training and experience have combined to make me qualified to work with not only individuals with psychological, psychiatric, or mental disorders, but also people suffering from the emotional problems and difficulties with accompany a vast range of physical illnesses and injuries.Through performing psychotherapy for several decades, I have developed the skills and expertise to help most patients with a wide array of difficulties. Whether you consider your problems or issues to be minor or trivial, devastating and earth-shattering, or anything in-between, sharing your burden with a competent, empathic, understanding professional can change the course of your life. You can have the opportunity to be really heard, understood, and helped. Together we will examine your situation, enhance and augment your coping skills and strategies, and work towards the optimal resolution of your difficulties.Many concerns can be discussed and resolved effectively via virtual/remote treatment. There are some issues and situations which I believe cannot and should not be handled in any manner other than face-to-face, including: anger management, court-ordered psychotherapy, situations involving child abuse and/or other domestic violence, serious psychiatric illness, imminent risk of harm to self or other(s). Additionally, individuals for whom working in spoken English is problematic may be more comfortable, and may benefit more, with in-person treatment (which I am not currently providing). If we begin working together, and I believe this is not the safest or most effective way for you to access treatment, I will help you with appropriate referrals. If you require medication or the intervention of a physician or prescriber, I will assist you in finding the needed services. In my practice, everyone is greeted and treated with dignity, warmth, kindness, compassion, and respect. People of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations will find my (virtual) office to be a safe, nurturing, accepting, professional, and emotionally secure place to talk, think, feel, explore, and resolve.