She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Budy (pronounced Beauty) Whitfield is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Westchester County, NY, who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on professional women. Many of her clients have found great success in their professional life, but struggle to feel connected or at peace in their daily lives. Budy is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, such as a move, job loss, or breakup. When life is unbalanced, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can emerge.
Budy’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.
Budy also uses Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adolescents, TF-CBT is an evidence-based approach that focuses on resolving trauma symptoms while understanding thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Budy is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go. Budy is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.
Budy’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care goals.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
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
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Budy Whitfield is not in-network with any insurances.
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Client is responsible for submitting payment at time of service.
Years of Experience: 16 years
Teladoc, Tele-Health Therapist, 2020 - Present
JCCA, Director, 2008 - Present
Jacobi Hospital, Outpatient Social Worker, 2006 - 2008
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, MSW, 2005
New York: 079853-01