Anne Skamai, Ph.D.

Anne Skamai, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 21683
Office 1
7385 South Broadway, 2FL
Red Hook, New York 12571 - United States
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Transitions (often unexpected), new or ongoing medical illnesses, and losses of all kinds are disorienting. Yet, when prior perspectives and ways of coping no longer relieve the stress of such changes, these challenges can open the way to new insight. This, in turn, opens new possibilities for moving with what life brings.

There are strategies and skills that may complement the process, but primarily there is the work of hearing yourself-- in this current situation, right now-- in the presence of a non-judging other. This is where the process begins, and next steps become clearer from this position. You are stronger than you think you are. In the room, together, there is always one who holds this as true.

Email or Call Anne Skamai, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21683

More Info About My Practice

When health concerns are a critical part of the picture, I coordinate with medical providers and other members of the healthcare team. Sometimes this communication alone can make a tremendous difference.

I accept plans from multiple payers including Medicare, BCBS, Optum/United Healthcare, Oxford, SEIU1199, MVP, Fidelis, MagnaCare, and Hudson Health/Beacon. Plan limitations on treatment and/or co-payments may apply. If out of network fees are available from a plan in which I do not participate, I provide statements for reimbursement of out- of-pocket expenses.

Some individuals, who may have the means to do so, choose not to use insurance benefits for psychological services for privacy and other reasons. Fee for service (non-insurance) rates range from $100-$175, and evaluations sessions range from $175-$350.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

With transitions and loss issues, from young adulthood to end of life, clinical psychology and psychotherapy approaches can help you to clarify 'sticking' places, explore difficult feelings, and convert preoccupations into new perspective and forward movement.

However, when physical symptoms or medical conditions are primary, specific health and behavior interventions direct attention to many issues that you may not get to discuss with your physician. As a clinical health psychologist, I am particularly skilled in working with 1) repercussions of stress, physical symptoms and medical conditions, 2) particular psychological symptoms that are related to illness processes, and 3) barriers to change in lifestyle that affect health and well-being.

In particular, I have had a career-long commitment to working with those who are on treatment for cancer, cancer survivors, and their family members and caregivers. A core focus of my clinical, research, and teaching experience has been in the field psychosocial oncology, dedicated to supportive and effective coping in response to the myriad ways a cancer diagnosis may challenge emotions, thoughts, beliefs, understanding of oneself, relationships with others, and valued life roles. Neurological conditions are an additional area of specialized background. Speaking with someone who is familiar with these patterns and processes can really make a difference.

Change is real, new directions are possible. Wherever you are, begin.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Self-Care
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Focusing
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Voice Dialogue

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