Lynnikka Draper


Lynnikka Draper


Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
Fees: I offer a free 15 min phone consultation and bill Out of Network
Free Initial Consultation


1115 Broadway (also known as 16 Madison Square Park West)
11th FL
New York City, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

Hi, I'm Lynnikka, my approach to helping people is very simple, ACCEPTANCE. I accept that people are human and have flaws, I am mindful that people are emotional beings and sometimes emotions can take over. I accept that just because we are who we are right now, does not mean that we do not have the ability to change. So often people feel stuck and discouraged and this can bring about low self-esteem, trouble with friendships and relationships, and a person's overall well being. I value the therapeutic relationship and really believe that is what builds a strong foundation for growth and change. You deserve a life worth living and I am here to help you on that path using different techniques, coping skills, and one of my personal favorites, mindfulness.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Imagine that you are walking with a basket over your head, and as you walk people are constantly throwing fruit into the basket. The weight continues to get heavier and heavier and sometimes weighs more on one side than the other. What if you had a support system to help you balance the weight, get rid of spoiled fruits that may impact the other fruits in your basket. That what therapy does, that is what I am here for, to help guide and support you before the weight gets to heavy. At some point in life, anyone can always use a bit more support!

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy is not a sign of weakness, I shows a sign of strength to care about your self care. You go to the doctor to check your physical health once year, or to the dentist to check your dental health, and this does not make you a sick person, so checking in with your mental health would not make you a weak person but in fact, a person that cares about their ability to function just like any other checkup!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
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