Bettina  Thomsen
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Bettina Thomsen

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Not Accepting Online
Brooklyn, Brooklyn Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York therapists on Zencare.

Updated July 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Custody issues
  • Divorce & separation
  • Family issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Bettina Thomsen is a Licensed Clinical Social Work located in Brooklyn, NY. Bettina specializes in helping families get through major transitions, including divorce. Many parents seek a way to support their children as they separate and ultimately divorce. They want to ensure that their children’s emotional reactions are validated, however aren’t sure exactly how to do this. Bettina works with families so that everyone feels heard and valued. She also works with families that are going through major conflicts, including behavioral issues and constant fighting. She does this with a light hearted style, often using humor to connect with each family member as they open up about their feelings, thoughts, and wishes.



Bettina practices a wide range of therapy modalities in her work with individuals, couples, and families. She has experience in parent-child interaction therapy, play therapy, and family systems therapy. She teaches clients about attachment theory and its impact on adult relationship patterns, including feeling insecure, which can often lead to conflicts with others. She also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, and solutions-focused therapy. Clients set goals for their time with Bettina and each session, work towards those goals. Bettina teaches clients how to identify negative thought patterns that hold them back from feeling balanced, especially calling attention to assumptions. Bettina encourages clients to pay attention to how they’re feeling and how they react to conversations and interactions. In learning about themselves, clients can communicate more clearly about their needs.



Bettina earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She has nearly twenty years of experience working with clients and enjoys actively collaborating with her clients. She strives to listen empathetically to each member of the family and offer them the validation they need to feel more comfortable about any transitions.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Custody issues - Supporting children and parents and collaborating with courts when necessary to address issues of visitation, custody schedules, co-parenting, and mediation

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-8:30
  • Tue 9-5:30
  • Wed 9-5:30
  • Thu 9-5:30
  • Fri 10-4
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
26 Court Street, Suite 409, Brooklyn, New York 11201
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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
26 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years



Licensure

New York: 089733-01


Languages

English