Deana Capozziello is a New York City based psychotherapist who specializes in working with adults and college aged individuals with trauma, negative life events, life transitions, depression and anxiety. She is LGBTQ+ affirmative.
Deana's approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Relational Psychotherapy and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills when it is useful for her clients. Deana also specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help her clients to no longer be impacted by traumatic experiences and relationships. She is interested in helping people understand the impact that family, social and intimate relationships have on their daily life. While Deana generally does not target specific symptoms, individuals experience symptom reduction and change throughout the course of treatment.
Deana has been drawn to people and their stories throughout her life. Her first professional experiences were in the art world due to her fascination with the visual expression of limitless topics. During that time she realized that she loved speaking with the artists about what they were expressing in their work and hearing how others understood the pieces. Deana is passionate about hearing people's unique life stories and watching the changes people experience through the work. Deana received her MSW from New York University and her MA for Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from New School University.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Women’s mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Existential crisis - 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
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private practice, 2017 - Present
Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, 2015 - Present
NIP, 2014 - 2015
MHA-NYC, 2013 - 2014
Brief Psychotherapy Research Lab, 2011 - 2013
Realization Center, 2011 - 2012
New York University, MSW
New School University, MA