Lydia Thompson, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Lydia Jane Thompson
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Lydia Jane Thompson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey, Florida, California Not Accepting Online

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York, New Jersey, Florida and California therapists on Zencare.

Updated April 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Lydia Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives and practices in NYC. After attending Kenyon College, Lydia graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 2012. Prior to entering private practice, Lydia worked in a variety of NYC community mental health settings providing clinical services in addition to doing administrative work.

Lydia began her career supporting domestic violence survivors at a non-profit organization called STEPS to End Family Violence. She then moved on to work as a mental health clinician at Rikers Island where she worked with multiple populations including teenage boys charged with felonies and adult men and women who had been found unfit to stand trial due to severe and persistent mental illness. From there she worked in outpatient psychiatry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital providing psychotherapy to a population of individuals in the community. She then returned to the correctional health space in an administrative capacity to oversee a program which operated out of Manhattan and Brooklyn Central Bookings and provided services to individuals shortly after their arrest.

Lydia has an entirely virtual practice and is licensed in NY, NJ, FL, and CA. Lydia's treatment approach focuses primarily on creating a partnership. Her intake process consists of getting a sense of a client's prior treatment history with an emphasis on whatever the client views as the most pressing need. Within the context of a relational and person-centered approach, Lydia will employ more targeted CBT and DBT-based interventions as needed. Lydia also enjoys integrating mindfulness tools into treatment whenever possible. Lydia will make a point of learning about your additional self care tools outside of therapy so that a holistic treatment plan can be created that addresses your needs both in and out of session.


Message to clients

Congratulations on taking the truly courageous step of seeking therapy! I consider it a great honor to offer you professional guidance as you navigate your life’s journey. I provide holistic care by employing an integrative approach that is both relational and person-centered. I am open to working with a variety of clients, from those experiencing challenges and looking for immediate assistance to those simply wanting more insight into day-to-day emotions or events. I enjoy working with highly motivated individuals who have a clear sense of what they want out of therapy and are open to the various twists and turns that treatment can take. I regularly ask clients for feedback in order to ensure that our work is meeting your needs.

My experience working in community mental health has cultivated a strong commitment to social justice. As a white cisgender heterosexual woman, I am aware of the privilege that I bring into the treatment space and I welcome clients to hold me accountable as I work to foster a validating environment for members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in scheduling a consultation; I look forward to connecting. I believe that the right fit is essential when it comes to building a therapeutic alliance that will contribute to your growth process.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 11am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 11am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 11am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-8pm
  • Tue 11am-8pm
  • Wed 11am-8pm
  • Thu 11am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
NYC Health + Hospitals , Assistant Director, 2018 - 2021
BronxCare Health System, Social Worker, 2017 - 2018
NYC Health + Hospitals, Correctional Counselor, 2014 - 2016
STEPS to End Family Violence, Senior Counselor, 2012 - 2014

Columbia University School of Social Work, Master of Science in Social Work, 2012
Kenyon College, Bachelor of Arts, 2008


Licensure

New York: 085905

New Jersey: 44SC05971600

Florida: TPSW1375

California: 106257


Languages

English