Karen G. Costa, LCSW, Founder & Director
Adults, Couples, Families, & Children
I blend psychodynamic theory with pragmatic behavioral approaches to treatment, while my understanding of the human experience is informed by my studies in metaphysics and literature.
As a therapist, I strive to create an environment where patients can discover how they came to this place in their lives, how they can embrace their true selves, and how they can cope with the world around them, whether they’re struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, trauma, sexual issues, or any other symptoms, my patients learn that they need not be defined by their diagnoses.
In addition to my work with individuals, I help couples untangle their miscommunications and conflicts to regain the underlying understanding, love, and respect that first brought them together.
In my work with families and children, I help parents and children come together and reform the natural parent-child attachments. I assist parents in building a common sense household structure to regain control over their families with respect and love for each member. In addition, I have years of experience navigating the NYC school system to advocate for children and ensure that they have all the resources and accommodations that they need.
My varied background gives me a unique perspective from which to address my patients; having worked with a wide variety of populations as a therapist, but also in the literary world, as well as studying philosophy, history, and the classics.
Karen G. Costa, LCSW has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the History of Math and Science from St. John's College (the Great Books Program) and a Master's in Clinical Social Work from New York University. She has numerous publications related to the relationship between Mental Health and Spirituality.