Derek  Crichlow

Derek Crichlow

He/Him/His

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Kip Therapy Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Midtown West Accepting In-person
Updated August 31, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Shame
  • Worry

Professional statement

In Derek’s personal journey to mental wellness, he noticed that it was challenging to find a therapist that felt safe, relatable and authentic. And he knows what it is like to be judged and misunderstood because of your identity and who you love. Using that, he will help you navigate your relationships, your past experiences, and the stresses of your daily life.

Derek’s approach is person-centered and emotionally-focused. Derek will work with you to identify your personal goals and explore a comprehensive way to reach those goals. Through this collaboration, you can expand your emotional intelligence to best support a healthy relationship with yourself and to establish meaningful and authentic relationships with others.


Message to clients

You should book a session with me if you want to explore the untapped parts of yourself that make you unique.I believe the qualities that make us different make us unique, and can be used to our advantage.

I am a black, queer, cis-gender male from Long Island. I currently live in Suffolk County, but I still love to explore modern art exhibits in NYC and discovering alternative and neo-soul artists. I hold a BA in psychology from C.W. Post and a Master of Social Work from Stony Brook University.

I am part of talented and vibrant team of therapists at Kip Therapy, the leading mental health provider for LGBTQ+ folx in New York City. I'm available to meet online and in-person (Columbus Circle, Manhattan), and our team works with most major insurances.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life

Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $150

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Contact our team to find out if your insurance can reduce your out-of-pocket payments.


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 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown West practice
330 West 58th Street, Suite 401, New York, New York 10019
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: 1 year

NADAP, Care Coordinator, 2022 - 2023
CityMD - Summit Health, Patient Care Representative, 2019 - 2023
SCO Outpatient SUD Clinic, Social Worker, 2021 - 2022

Stony Brook University, MSW, 2023


Licensure

New York: 72-P123939-01


Languages

English