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.
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
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.
A Good Place Therapy, 2018 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, 2013 - 2018
New York University, 2011 - 2013
Roanoke College, 2008 - 2011