Fanyelle Mael is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Woodmere, and Great Neck, Long Island. With over 6+ Years experience, she brings a holistic approach to a wide range of individuals and families. Her goal is for clients to identify triggers for anxiety or depression, and combat negative thinking patterns affecting self esteem or confidence and or daily functioning with positive affirmations and solution focused techniques. She also has worked with families to help develop better communication skills and overall family functioning. When working with minors, she works collaboratively with parents, doctors, and the school systems when necessary for her clients.
Mrs. Mael's approach is truly dependent on the individual or families she is working with. She works with each client to help develop goals for treatment in order to monitor progress and obtain results. Mrs. Mael likes for clients to build new coping skills and gain insight into challenges or perspectives. Mrs. Mael draws from many modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidence based treatments.
Mrs. Mael specializes in addiction counseling, and has obtained certification as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor in the state of New York. Mrs. Mael also conducts assessments and evaluations for Impaired Drivers.
Mrs. Mael graduated with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College. She has worked in outpatient clinics helping individuals overcome their substance abuse disorders.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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
Fanyelle can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, 2014 - 2018
Queens College, MA, 2014
Queens College, BA, 2011