I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York and earned my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University. As well, I have received training as a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS). I have experience working with clients from many walks of life, adolescent to geriatric, in both individual and group settings processing life changes, internal struggles, self-esteem, self-actualization and exploration, personal growth, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorders, anger, stress, acceptance and control, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, substance use and addictions, mindfulness, coping, communication, and interpersonal issues. I believe therapy is a process open to anyone and can help people to achieve deeper insight, a closer connection to their sense of meaning and purpose, and to initiate change in their lives.
My theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic, existential, and cognitive behavioral theories. Most importantly, I believe that a healthy, safe, and genuine therapeutic relationship is key to meaningful change. I have found that patience and understanding, along with unconditional-positive regard, have been the greatest tools in success with my clients. This allows me to collaborate with my clients to navigate through their experience, explore and process difficult thoughts and emotions, and ultimately develop better ways of expressing themselves and managing life stressors. My goal is to help my clients achieve a better understanding of themselves and their world while empowering them to heal and grow.
Kaitlin Newlin-Wagner, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor