Cal Klingensmith, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Cal  Klingensmith
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Cal Klingensmith

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron Accepting In-person
Updated December 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • LGBTQA-related issues
  • College and young adult mental health
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Professional statement

Cal has three areas of expertise - substance use, eating disorders and gender-affirming care.

If you are struggling with substance use, from mild concern to exploring sobriety, Cal will join you and is knowledgeable about both harm reduction and twelve steps models.

If you are worried about your relationship with your body, Cal also has experience working with a host of eating issues from poor body image to binging/purging/restricting on a daily basis

Lastly, as a trans therapist, Cal is dedicated to working with clients who are exploring their gender and sexuality. Whether you are just starting to question or are worried about coming out or need to obtain appropriate medical care - Cal can provide a safe place to start exploring.

Cal is trained in both talk therapy and skills-based therapy. If you want to talk it out or want concrete skills or something in between, you and Cal can figure out what approach works best for you.

Most of all, Cal is curious about you and wants to help you feel like you can navigate the world authentically and effectively.


Message to clients

Feelings are part of life - but regulating them is hard and tolerating the uncomfortable ones is extra hard. Managing your emotions is not taught in schools or valued in today's culture. In fact, you may have been told feelings are not important and should be ignored or pushed away. This can leave you feeling totally lost about how to cope when faced with any sort of emotional experience. Food, substances, self harm, compulsive shopping or other maladaptive behaviors may become the one way you know how to tolerate or repress feelings. Maybe you are realizing that these behaviors have stopped working for you and have started to impact your functioning. You might feel stuck - like something needs to change but you are not sure what. Or you don't really want to give up your current behaviors - but want to understand them better. Together, we can figure out a game plan to help you deal with feelings and live your best life.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

College and young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Building skills in self-acceptance and change; teaching mindfulness, relationship, communication skills, and techniques to manage overwhelming emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Flatiron practice
142 East 27th Street, Apt 1A, 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 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Tue 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Tue 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Metro Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Clinician, 2017 - 2020
New York University Counseling and Wellness, Primary Therapist, 2017 - 2020
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, 2016 - 2017
DBT Intensive Training, 2015 - 2016
Private Practice

New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2012
Macalester College, BA, 2010


Languages

English