Caity  Thompson
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Caity Thompson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated February 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression

Professional statement

Caity Thompson is a former professional athlete and Licensed Psychotherapist based in New York, NY. She works with young adults ages 22-38 looking overcome feelings of anxiety, self-doubt or past trauma. Many of her clients are high-achieving adults who are driven and have lofty expectations for themselves but find they are feeling overwhelmed with the weight of their expectations, drive for achievement, fears of failure, people-pleasing behaviors and struggle with self-confidence. Her clients frequently described themselves as over-thinkers, perfectionists, and feel paralyzed with decision-making and beginning projects.

Caity’s sports background and training have led to her having a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style that is personalized for each client. Caity’s style is rooted in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and she has training in many different types of therapy including Mindfulness, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Caity pulls from different styles depending on her clients' goals, needs, and preferences for a uniquely curated therapy experience.

Caity believes the cornerstone of the therapeutic process is the working relationship between the client and therapist. Caity offers an alliance free of judgment and “suppose too’s.” She meets her clients where they are at, accepts them for who they are, and works to help get them where they want and hope to be.

Caity has an online therapy practice. She offers virtual video sessions to help make therapy more accessible.

Caity also offers her clients the first session for $75, so they can get to know her before committing to her full fee.


Message to clients

It's not you just you. As a therapist who works with young adults, I have noticed a pattern of perfectionism, fear of making mistakes, people-pleasing behavior, and self-criticism that is tormenting our generation. These tendencies are leading to exhaustion, anxiety, depression, self-sabotage, and burnout.

Our work together will help you develop new ways of thinking, living, and relating to others. You will feel more connected to the present, yourself, others, and the life you desire to live.

I offer a free 20-minute consultation with my potential clients to find out what is bringing you to therapy, what you're looking to gain from this experience, and make sure my training and skills lineup and I am able to be helpful. I also offer my clients the first session for $50 so you can get to know me a bit before committing to working together.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • GHI
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Initial session: $75 (60min)
  • EMDR Standard Session: $300 (60min)
  • EMDR Extended Session: $325 (90min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • 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 11:00AM -7:00PM
  • Tue 11:00AM -7:00PM
  • Wed 11:00AM -7:00PM
  • Thu 11:00AM -6:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00AM-7:00PM
  • Tue 11:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wed 11:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thu 11:00AM-6:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Institute for Family Health Harlem, Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2020
Prospect Research Project, Research Clincian, 2017 - 2020
West Point Military Academy , Peak Performance Intern, 2016 - 2017

William M. Zangwill, Ph.D., EMDR Basic Certificate, 2019
Pesi Behavioral Heath Educational Institute, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 2-Day Intensive ACT Training, 2019
Pesi Behavioral Heath Educational Institute, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training, 2019
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, CBT for Anxiety, 2018
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, CBT for Depression, 2018
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Essentials of CBT the Beck Approach, 2017
SPRC INC, Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention , 2017
Yulia Landa, PsyD, Group and Family CBT (GFCBT), 2017


Licensure

New York: 010045


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Caity is kind, thoughtful, and thorough."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"She was very clear and kind!"
- Zencare client • March 2021