Linda Cedeño, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychogist
Black Women's Psychotherapy Group
This weekly group provides a safe space in which women can explore issues such as loss, stress, relationships, sadness/anxiety, and spirituality. The meeting is particularly relevant for Black women who have an interest in examining how the intersecting dynamics of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation impact one's personal identity, interpersonal relationships, sense of the world, and everyday experiences.
I offer individual, couple, and group psychotherapy in my office centrally located in Manhattan's Flatiron district. Short- and long-term therapies are provided considering both the needs and goals of the client and therapeutic approach.
Individuals contact me to address a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, self-judgment, shame, substance abuse, relationship problems, poor motivation, job stress, loss, identity issues, trauma, and life transitions.
Feelings of disconnection, loneliness, and frustration can be a painful place to be in our relationships. I aim to help couples regain a sense of emotional security whereby partners can safely reach out to each other for support, increase understanding of deeper feelings and thoughts, connect with compassion and empathy, work through difficulties, and deepen sense of connection. I help partners break out of painful and repetitive interaction cycles that hijack closeness, security, trust, and love.
Compassion Focused Therapy (also offered individually)
This group is time-limited (8 week course) and draws on evidence-based mindfulness and acceptance practices to address a range of issues including stress, depression, and anxiety. The approach is particularly useful in reducing shame and self-criticism, and for those who have adequate insight into struggles but continue to feel stuck and engage in ineffective behaviors. CFT helps increase self- and other-compassion, emotion regulation, capacity to face difficulties, and movement towards values and goals
Though I choose not to participate with insurance* panels, I can assist you in acquiring partial reimbursement if you are eligible for out-of-network behavioral health benefits.
*Excepting Columbia University Student Health Insurance.