Douglas Roest-Gyimah

LCSW

Douglas Roest-Gyimah

LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 088997
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • CDPHP
Fees: Individual Counseling - $140
Couples and Families - $140
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Albany, New York 12206

My Approach to Helping

Do you want long-lasting change? Do you want to finally live your life by your own design, not by default? Sick of feeling like your life is just flying by on autopilot? Specific barriers keep popping up? Trauma, frustration, anger, addictions, or fear getting in the way? I know what that’s like, and I know how to help you change what matters most: your time, your love, and your happiness. Together we can get to the core of your challenges, find what values drive your motivation, and how to get the best of this precious time you have. Let’s work to find your ideal, genuine self, like it’s the most important thing we’ll ever do.
Although I’ve worked in a variety of settings with a variety of people (addiction clinics, state prison, etc.), I have found that I have three areas I would consider my expertise. One is what I call the triplets: stress, anger, and anxiety. Another is addiction (chemical or behavioral) and motivation for change. Lastly is couplesfamily conflict counseling.

More Info About My Practice

It’s tough to be certain when making a purchase, and this is true for finding a therapist, too. It doesn’t have to be so daunting. Reach out! Ask me anything! If I’m not a good fit, I can help guide you to finding your perfect match. Give me a call. We can chat for 10 minutes and go from there. I have a private office and also offer teletherapy. Good luck!

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

Stress
Anxiety
Anger
CouplesRelationship Conflict and Issues
Addiction

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Nobody is perfect. Nobody's life is perfect. I think what got me into wanting to be a therapist is that I know what it's like to struggle, to have lecturers instead of listeners, and to strive to be better. This is not to say that since I have healed, I know how you should heal. Just the opposite, actually. I know that you are the expert in your own values, thoughts, and emotions. I am just a therapeutic lens.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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