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Budy Whitfield(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyNew York
Adolescent mental health- Anxiety - Trauma-Women's issues- Existential crisis & challenges-Race & cultural identity-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Thank you for being here. I am a strong believer that the therapeutic alliance is very important. You are here filled with vulnerability and so the client therapist relationship should be filled with respect and empathy. My therapy style is interactive and so homework will be assigned at times. I will provide you with the worksheet during the session and will follow up at the next scheduled session. I believe clients should see their progress, journaling or documenting session assignments is a tool I use so that you can go back and reflect on where you started and the progress made. Change takes time, so I encourage you to be gentle with yourself.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Teladoc, Tele-Health Therapist
JCCA, Director
Jacobi Hospital, Outpatient Social Worker

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, MSW, 2005


New York: 079853 - New Jersey: 44SC06188600


English, Spanish


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


    Budy Whitfield is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

    • Aetna
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • United Healthcare

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

    Out-of-pocket fees

    • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
    • Sliding scale:$125 - $200
    • Initial session:$225 (60min)
    • Coaching $250 (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
    Therapist's note

    Client is responsible for submitting payment at time of service.

    Sliding scale offered on an as needed basis.