J. SUZANNE HAGOPIAN
Welcome. I'm Suzanne.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety / depression, or major life changes?
Many of us work to manage a variety of uncertainties day-to-day.
There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with life’s challenges.
I’m a licensed Psychotherapist working with Evidence Based Practices and Mind / Body principles incorporating biological, psychological and social perspectives to wellness. I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
In today's ever changing world, my sessions are via Telehealth / Video conference
as well as in-office and walk- talk sessions as planned / coordinated.
I provide Clinical Supervision for LMSW clients (New York State and South Carolina) in process of clinical (LCSW / LISW-CP) licensure.
Group and Individual sessions can be coordinated.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
C. G. Jung
SERVICES I OFFER
Together, we will work with mind and body principals to provide applicable skills for meeting the goals we set forth.
Sessions are primarily via Telehealth / Video Conference and In-Office or Walk and Talk, as coordinated.
Begin the Journey
Exploring Options for Partnered Wellness
Guiding You On Your Healing Path
I'm Suzanne. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified yoga instructor.. My background as a performing artist and in the world of corporate finance has greatly informed my practice, as well as my training with Columbia University School of Social Work in the City of New York and years of client work in community mental health centers. Clients who work with me are seeking a collaborative effort for wellness. They are open to holistic approaches and a healthful path. You may be dealing with Anxiety or Depression, Grief / Bereavement or Life Transitions ( job related / relational / fertility / LGBTQQIA + / men's & women's issues / aging / life-stage crises ).
You may also be dealing with recovery from experiences of Trauma and PTSD.
Most clients I meet are working to find peace & purpose in life. I hope to help you in holding empathic space, and in evaluating and processing internal and external barriers which may prevent you from actualizing authentic-self potential.
As an Integrative Practioner, I draw from multiple modalities in my work. I collaborate with clients using psychodynamic and somatic principals. Also, I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and trauma-informed therapies including: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for recovery from PTSD. The best way for us to determine if our work together may be a fit, is to get in touch. Feel free to send me a note via email, or schedule time for us to speak. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Active Psychotherapist State Licensure: New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Supervision: New York and South Carolina
LOGISTICS FOR SESSIONS
COST FOR SESSIONS
As a licensed therapist my fees are insurance reimbursable with out of network benefits. As part of services provided, I will process out of network insurance claims on your behalf for services rendered.
My fees are commensurate to other therapists in the surrounding respective areas with similar expertise and I do work with a sliding scale based on financial need.
Call now for a consultation at 917-740-3583 or email me at jsuzanne@hagopianLCSW.com
QUESTIONS FOR YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
What are my out of network benefits?
Is there a deductible and if so, how much is it?
If there is a deductible, once it has been met, what percentage will the insurance company cover?
SESSION COST OR A SLIDING SCALE?
I understand that treatment is an investment of time, effort and money. It is my goal to provide help to all that need it. Please let me know of your financial strains and we will discuss your situation. Reduced fees are available on a limited basis.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment, ideally we can discuss this in advance. Please provide 48 hours notification or you will be charged for the appointment outside of emergencies.
Education and Experience
COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT) FOR PTSD
Continuing Education completed with Kathleen M. Chard, Ph.D.
NEUROSCIENCE & YOGA in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental, or Repeated Trauma
Continuing Education completed with Irina Diyankova, Ph.D.
May 2017 - Ongoing
MEDITATION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING
Continuing Education completed through Harvard Medical School.
May 2015 - Ongoing
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy outpatient community mental health.
FORREST YOGA FOUNDATION TEACHER TRAINING
Achievement of Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour qualification. Forrest Yoga is a healing modality of yoga developed by Ana T. Forrest. Yoga Alliance RYT ID: 146407
January 2013 - April 2014
STAFF THERAPIST (LMSW)
Bleuler Psychotherapy Center outpatient mental health. Forest Hills, NY
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK
Columbia University School of Social Work
Concentration: Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice, Health, Mental Health and Disabilities
Relevant Coursework: Social Work Practice in Alcohol and Chemical Dependencies, Theory and Treatment
of Suicidal Behaviors, Adult Psychopathologies, Ego Psychology and Object Relations Theory
September 2011 - May 2012
SOCIAL WORK INTERN
Sound View Throgs Neck Community Mental Health Center outpatient community mental health clinic.
Copings Skills for Women’s Depression Group: women’s support group.
September 2010 - May 2011
SOCIAL WORK INTERN
The Door: A Center of Alternatives
Runaway Homeless Youth drop-in services, crisis management and supportive counseling, service referrals with outside agencies
Program development and facilitation of ‘Center Peace’, a weekly spiritual stress management group
September 2007 - October 2009
CRISIS INTERVENTION ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER
On-call Crisis Intervention Counselor for SAVI program, Mt. Sinai Hospitals
FOR URGENT CONCERN
EMERGENT ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE OF SESSIONS
While I make every effort to be available to you, I am often not immediately available by phone. I check email and voicemail regularly during business hours. When I am unavailable, please don’t hesitate to leave a voicemail / text or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. When leaving a message, it is most helpful if you please let me know the best times to reach you.
If you need to speak with someone imminently, the National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255.
Crisis counseling in New York City is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355). This is a free and confidential service available to all New York City residents provided by trained mental health professionals.
If the issue is life-threatening or an emergency, please refer to your nearest hospital emergency room and request to be seen by a mental health professional.