Eileen Feliciano, Psy.D.

Eileen Feliciano, Psy.D.

Professions: Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology - 018252
Secondary Credential: School Psychology - 818208
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 05842
Office 1
551 Bay Ridge Parkway
Ground Floor Suite #1
Brooklyn, New York 11209 - United States
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"We are all much more simply human than otherwise, be we happy and successful, contented and detached, miserable and mentally disordered, or whatever." ~Harry Stack Sullivan~

As the quote suggests, I believe that one finds mental health in meaningful, connected relationships with others-our parents, partners, children, friends, siblings, and therapists. I bring warmth, humor, and honesty into my therapeutic work, and act as a support and guide as you work to improve areas of your life that you are inspired to change. I focus on growth and reparation, not pathology. I have a broad range of experience with all ages and ranges of problems, and can offer comprehensive treatment to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.

Email or Call Eileen Feliciano, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05842

More Info About My Practice

Although I am an out-of-network provider, please be aware that depending on your family's insurance plan, many families receive reimbursement for 50-80% of the cost of the therapy session directly from their insurance plan. Each person's plan is different, so please call your insurance company directly to inquire about out of network benefits for outpatient therapy. I offer convenient evening and weekend hours.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What inspires me to continue to work in the mental health field is growth, change, and reparation. I have witnessed incredible life transformations of people who were truly motivated and committed to improving their lives, repairing broken relationship ties, and seeking forgiveness and atonement in/from relationships with others. I have seen people come to peace with their lives as they are, seek greater understanding of their thoughts and choices in life (both productive and unproductive), increase their effective and empathic communication, and learn active ways to cope with anxiety, depression, grief, mood swings, anger, and jealousy. I believe in the power of relationships as a catalyst for change, and conduct a significant portion of my work as marital, family, parent-child, sibling, and group sessions, to complement individual sessions.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Making the decision to come to therapy is not an easy one. If someone is considering therapy for the first time, they are generally feeling an intensifying dissatisfaction with their life, their relationships, and their choices, and a growing urge to take the risk and change it all for the better. When considering the struggle around beginning therapy, I always think of the quote from Anais Nin: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom". If you are considering therapy, you are at the brink of such a risk. Think of other times you have taken risk. Did it pay off? Did the experience (positive or negative) make you a better person in the end? Is it worth the initial discomfort if it pays great dividends?

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Many people come to the initial consultation carrying fears of how their therapy will progress, often colored by negative therapy relationships with others. Some people felt judged, criticized, not listened to, or left to feel alone with their problems in the room. I encourage people to openly communicate the positive and negative experiences they have had in prior therapy relationships, and this is one of the most important questions I like to ask in an initial session. It gives me clear feedback about how to progress with each person. I believe that therapy is as much about fit as it is about theoretical orientation. Research indicates that people improve in therapy based on their belief that the therapist is present and can help them, above and beyond all other means, including the theoretical orientation of the therapist. If you have had bad experiences and are considering therapy again, I commend you for your courage and your continued hope for change. I would encourage you to take care in choosing a therapist that feels like a good fit for you, and be vocal about what you need from the therapy relationship. Far too many people suffer in silence in a therapy room. Speak up, so people may help you. And if you feel that the therapist is not meeting your needs, keep seeking that good fit!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, bipolar disorder, cancer diagnosis and survivorship, infertility and adoption, identity development, and personality disorders in young adults and adults. I have expertise in engaging adolescents in therapy and treating young children in play therapy. I believe in the power of working with families, groups, and couples together, and how this powerful form of therapy effects change.

    I have a very strong background in psychological assessment and evaluation, parent support, and school-based consultation. I have extensive experience using relational and CBT strategies for individuals of all ages diagnosed on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with neurological conditions that affect communicating, organization, attention, and relating.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Theraplay

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