A. Maya  Kaye
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A. Maya Kaye

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Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Doctor of Social Work, DSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
NY Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Dr. Maya Kaye is a neuroscience-informed psychotherapist, researcher, and professor. She identifies as South Asian and is multilingual. As a neuroscience-informed, compassion-focused psychotherapist, she combines a variety of mind-body modalities that promote mind, brain, and body regulation. Dr. Kaye is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of emerging adults (ages 18 to 40) and middle-aged adults (ages 40 to 65) in New York State. She works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and difficulties adjusting to life stressors.

Her psychotherapy's core beliefs are twofold. First, compassion and respect are the basis of positive therapy experiences. Second, the personal connection and safeness established in the therapeutic relationship are catalysts for lasting change.

She received formal training in internal family systems (IFS), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and mindfulness practices. In partnership with patients, therapeutic care is informed by continuous learning and integrates the most recent research.

Dr. Kaye's professional and academic experiences have been diverse, and research is an essential and gratifying aspect of her career. She is interested in research and scholarship in epilepsy health disparities and compassion-focused interventions for individuals experiencing psychological distress. Dr. Kaye is committed to social science investigation and enthusiastic about consistently building knowledge that contributes to a more inclusive mental health knowledge base.


Message to clients

As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to meeting emerging adults and graduate students' unique needs in New York State. Anxiety and stress rates are alarming among young adults and college students. Challenges faced by emerging adults such as the culture of academic stress, increased student loan debt, job insecurity, and political and environmental turbulences are risk factors for developing or exacerbating stress-related conditions.

Academic and career goals, navigating friendships and romantic relationships, questioning identity, acclimating to a different location, and enduring major life transitions are all common themes in your 20s and 30s. As a result, it would be naïve to assume that young adults and college students are exclusively concerned with their academics. While this is an exciting moment for you, the pressure you feel from carrying the weight of your expanding responsibilities and having to make important decisions about your future can be overwhelming.

The demands of complex life, coupled with your emerging identity, family expectations, and stress-inducing environment, can contribute to feelings of burnout. My scope of psychotherapy intervention is informed by polyvagal theory, applied neuroscience, attachment and psychodynamic theories, mindfulness, and compassion-focused practices. These evidence-based interventions have well-documented benefits for emerging adults who may be facing problems related to self-criticism, grief and loss, identity questions, and unprocessed issues that might arise during this time.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

A. Maya Kaye is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $105 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30-6:45
  • Tue 9:30-6:45
  • Wed 9:30-6:45
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00 - 1:00
  • Sun Closed

NY practice
42th, NY, New York 10009
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Karuna Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Marist College, Adjunct Professor, 2022 - Present
Fordham University, Research Assistant, 2017 - 2020

Tulane University, Doctor of Social Work, 2022
Fordham University, Master of Social Work , 2017


Licensure

New York: 109310


Languages

English

French

Portuguese

Spanish

Tamil


Client testimonials

"Very personable and knowledgeable. Made me feel comfortable talking to her about things I haven’t even discussed with former therapist."
- Zencare client • January 2023

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