Kara  Lissy

Kara Lissy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in TriBeCa practice (updated November 16, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Interpersonal skill building

Professional statement

Kara Lissy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at A Good Place Therapy & Consulting at the intersection of the Financial District and Tribeca. She specializes in depression, anxiety, including perfectionism, stress management, and relationships. She also has experience supporting new parents who lack confidence in their parenting skills or had a traumatic birthing experience.

Kara uses evidence-based practices and is highly trained in the interventions she utilizes. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, and stress; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for depression and anxiety; and relational/interpersonal psychotherapy for attachment and relationship challenges. She helps her clients gain more awareness surrounding their thought patterns in addition to giving them tools and techniques, including meditation and breathing exercises, to address unhelpful thoughts. She also educates her clients on why they may be experiencing anxiety or depression.

Kara is knowledgeable and passionate about the work she does. She continually seeks out training courses to discover new treatment methods that she can utilize to help her clients achieve their goals. She believes change is possible and looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

‘I need help.’ As human beings, we all share this commonality: each one of us will likely say this phrase at some point in our lives. Acknowledging a need for help can be uncomfortable, painful or scary. Perhaps you’ve discovered that something - anxiety, depression, negative thoughts or beliefs - is keeping you from becoming the best self you can be. Or maybe your relationships, career or family life is leaving you feeling depleted. The good news is that these struggles do not have to define who you are; change is possible and it can be a beautiful thing.
I can provide a safe, encouraging environment in which we will quickly build rapport, establish goals and develop a healthy means of meeting them. We will work collaboratively to utilize and build upon your unique set of strengths to empower you to take more control over your emotions, behavior and a path to happiness and wellness. I will draw upon different approaches tailored to your individuality and your particular reason for seeking help. I have seen success incorporating cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and strengths-based approaches for depression, anxiety, stress, and relational/attachment issues.
I am also a firm believer in healing mental and emotional distress by way of physical activity, meditation and humor; as such, I am an avid runner, yoga enthusiast, bookworm and huge fan of stand-up comedy :)
Asking for help is not easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. I look forward to speaking with you so we can begin to discover your resiliency, strengthen your commitment to yourself and renew your hope for a more fulfilling life!’


Specialties

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

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Interpersonal skill building - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $160 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note

Kara can file out-of-network claims directly, and clients pay only the deductible—may be the full fee or a reduced fee—or the co-pay up front. 


Location(s)

TriBeCa practice

225 Broadway

#2010

New York, NY 10007

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

A Good Place Therapy, 2018 - Present

Montefiore Medical Center, 2013 - 2018

New York University, 2011 - 2013

Roanoke College, 2008 - 2011


Languages

  • English