Raymond DiStephan,LCSW

Raymond DiStephan,LCSW

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 72615
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Evening Availability


Brooklyn, New York 11201

My Approach to Helping

My name is Ray DiStephan, LCSW. I have been working with teens and their families for the past 28 years. I have an in-depth understanding of public education and special education. I also work with adults and focus on building a personal rapport with every individual that I work with. Together we look for and find some strategies and a few answers. My approach to helping are Humanistic, Existential, Life Coaching and CBT.

I believe in being open, honest, and direct. Trust is essential in any therapeutic relationship. I work hard to earn that trust and do so by offering a nonjudgemental and safe environment.

I became aware that I wanted to become a therapist fairly early in my life. I went through difficult life circumstances in my mid-teen years and found great help in a counselor that I met while I was in high school. I knew then that this was the path for me. I love helping people and seeing them leave in a happier place than they were when I met them.

Each individual is different, and hishertheir reason for being in counseling can greatly vary. Goals are an important piece, but only after some trust is established.

I want to get to know you and learn about the everyday person that you are. I want you to feel comfortable with me, whether that is you wanting to know more about me or you wanting me to be a blank and neutral slate for you. Why you are seeking help is obviously an important part of that first discussion.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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