Celestine David, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Celestine  David
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Celestine David

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated March 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic illness
  • Stress management
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Celestine enjoys working with most populations, such as adults, young adults, teenagers, and seniors. Also, people with special needs such as Autism, and those afflicted with mental disorders such as Depression and Anxiety.

Celestine’s approach to therapy is person-centered. Meaning, she provides a safe and nurturing environment, where she listens to the meaning behind the words spoken by the client, to provide insight, promote reflection and to foster growth. While Celestine utilizes various treatment modalities such as CBT, Supportive Therapy, Mindfulness, Adjustment Counseling, Stress Management, Solution-Focused Therapy, etc., she finds it is better to customize her client’s treatments utilizing various modalities based on client’s current issues, needs, history (familial, medical, psychiatric) and experiences. Celestine believes since we are all different, no one treatment modality would fit all issues.

Celestine has an extensive background in the helping profession and has worked with various populations pertaining to physical, mental and social illnesses. Celestine has worked at Head Injury Association counseling individuals with Traumatic Brain injuries; performed assessments and counseling for Seniors at Complexcare Solutions, and worked with individuals in local community to remove barriers such as food insecurity, lack of access to health and mental health treatment, etc., and works with individuals afflicted with severe mental illness at New Horizon Counseling Center. Celestine is currently available for remote sessions at this time.


Message to clients

Frederick Douglas once said, "Without struggle there can be no progress.” Where we are now as a society and what we are dealing with is a struggle. As individuals and/or a group, we’re experiencing stress like never before. The daily roles we perform takes an immense toll on our minds, bodies and souls. Or, maybe this experience has forced you to focus on yourself in a way you never have before? Let me meet you where you’re at in this moment. Whether you are a caregiver to challenging times to unemployment, etc., let me be your guide and together we can explore your past and/or current issues in your struggle, towards the future, you envision for yourself.

While I am versed in helping a client change his/her negative thought patterns or beliefs, I also use other treatments which helps the client with adjusting to difficulties or life transitions. I focus on solutions appropriate for you the client, concentrating on your awareness, and dealing with managing your stress. I believe in creating a “safe space” which nurtures the client-therapist relationship, and leads you towards empowerment and growth. I believe in meeting you where you’re at based on your needs, history and experiences. Working together we can get you closer to your ideal self. A self, you envision without hesitation and fear, but with hope.


Specialties

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • Nirvana Health
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

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 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat N/A
  • Sun N/A

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

New Horizon Counseling Center, Care Manager, 2020 - Present
Suffolk Care Collaborative, Community Health Associate, 2016 - 2020
Complexcare Solutions, Clinician, 2014 - 2016
Head Injury Association, Positive Behavior and Interventions Support Counselor, 2010 - 2015


Licensure

New York: P109619


Languages

English