Welcome to my Practice.
My name is Celina Pipman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Hurley-Kingston area, NY. I have been practicing psychotherapy for more than thirty years and have gained a deep understanding of treating anxiety and depression.
The pandemic of March 2020 hit us all hard, including our therapy practices. The crisis drastically altered our routines, relationships, habitats, and working habits. Many moved away. Depression and anxiety were at their peak due to fear, relentless confusing news, social media, and routine changes. We were all easily distracted and overloaded.
It was a lot—many experienced severe loss without grieving. Some relationships did not survive, and many had to reinvent their lives. But not everything was negative; some people could experience and witness their capacity for survival, drive, and resilience and feel supported by their community. During that time, we all learned a lot about ourselves and our community.
Although the peak of the crisis subdued, life became faster and more complicated. For many, keeping up with the pace takes great effort. This speedy life sometimes pushes us to ignore signs or cues that signal that we need to slow down, pay attention to our feelings and emotions, and make sense of our wants and needs. In those moments, therapy could be a good exercise for the mind and spirit; therapy provides two-way streets of communication that can upgrade us into a more conscious and flexible mind and provide us with tools to deal with difficult times. Topics to discuss can range from reasons why not to take in new challenges or opportunities to the long overdue relationship concerns interfering with our pursuit of happiness. The list continues: how to parent our children better, how to deal with boundary issues, how to pursue a creative outlet, or how to cope better with our ailing, aging parents.
Working with an experienced therapist can be very helpful because we lighten up when we communicate and share our issues with a trained professional. It also helps us understand and integrate the issue into our experience. Therapy helps connect the dots, make sense of things, and ultimately contributes to changing how we think, react, behave, and relate to others.
That is why I invite you to call me for a consultation if you feel that what I have described above resonates with you.
Lastly, as an immigrant, I am genuinely attuned to different cultures and belief systems. In my practice, I strive for an open heart and non-judgemental view. I offer my services in English and Spanish and provide telehealth and in-person therapy to individuals and couples.
Please be well, safe and healthy.