Bryan  Batista-Thomas
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Bryan Batista-Thomas

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Arts, MA
Kentucky Not Accepting Online
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
New York Accepting Online
New York Accepting In-person
Updated November 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Artists' mental health
  • Creative blocks & writer's block
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexual health & dysfunction

Professional statement

Bryan Batista-Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. Bryan is passionate about helping patients find a greater sense of fulfillment in their lives. Many of Bryan’s patients begin therapy due to a feeling of constant dread, emptiness, pointlessness, or existential questioning. Bryan helps these patients develop a stronger sense of themselves, take control of their narratives, and move forward in their lives. Bryan also specializes in supporting those who have issues with their gender or sexuality, and those who suffer from intense fears or phobias.

Bryan’s approach to therapy is collaborative and open. By reflecting on past memories and experiences, patients develop a better sense of their background and narrative. Bryan creates a nonjudgemental space filled with curiosity, from which patients explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Bryan helps patients become aware of unhealthy patterns and to change these patterns to increase their wellbeing.

Bryan earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. He also completed a Master's degree in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts. He has extensive training in psychoanalysis and Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions from the William Alanson White Institute and the Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, and more recently at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). He brings social justice values and cultural competence to all interactions with patients.

Bryan's office is located conveniently in Midtown, NYC. He also currently conducts virtual sessions with people in New York State, Massachusetts, and Kentucky.


Message to clients

I typically work with people who have had multiple prior treatments that have not brought them to where they would like to be in their lives. I am skilled at working with people who have a diffuse sense of self or who experience holes in their sense of experience. My work takes into consideration the wide array of power that exists, and the ways in which this impacts a person's sense of self and how they can come to experience who they are as a person. I also work from a deeply culturally sensitive perspective, and work to find a person's private language and its interaction with others.


Specialties

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life




Clientele

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

Insurance

Bryan Batista-Thomas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

A limited number of lower fee and pro bono sessions are available to patients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.


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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kentucky)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

New York practice
303 Fifth Ave, Rm 804, New York, New York 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
NYC Hospital, 2017 - 2018
End-of-Life Work, 2013 - 2018
Community Organizing, 2009 - 2017

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), Psychoanalytic Candidate (In Progress), 2021
New York University, Master of Arts, Performance Studies, 2021
William Alanson White Institute , Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions, 2019
William Alanson White Institute , Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2018
New York University, Master of Social Work, 2017
Stony Brook University, Bachelor of Science, 2014


Licensure

New York: 090701

Massachusetts: 123400

Kentucky: 255775


Languages

English

Portuguese