Milena  Kazakov

Milena Kazakov

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in SoHo practice (updated November 25, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Race and cultural identity

Professional statement

Milena Kazakov is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in SoHo, New York. She is an expert in trauma, working with adults who have experienced difficult life events ranging from an unstable or neglectful childhood to survivors of abuse and interpersonal violence. She prioritizes helping clients restore their sense of control and self-regulation and find power in overcoming challenging circumstances.

In addition to her trauma expertise, Milena's practice is safe and welcoming for a wide-ranging clientele, including artists and creatives, bicultural people, members of the LGBTQIA community, and anyone who is feeling a little lost in the world and is seeking clarity in next steps. Her approach is primarily insight-oriented, helping clients to break through internal barriers to find new meaning in relationships and foster greater self-compassion.

Milena's office is a respite from a busy world placing competing demands for emotional energy. She invites each client to refocus their attention inward, nurturing their connection to their inner self and the strength that lies within. Her office is located a short walk from the Spring St, Prince St and Houston St subway stations.


Message to clients

We are all able to change and grow!
Therapy is a unique experience for each person that leads to increased self-awareness and acceptance. It is an evolving, collaborative process of trust building through conversation and discussion. Through our work, you will grow into a stronger, more vibrant version of YOU; more flexible in handling difficult situations, able to find new ways of being in relationships, and become more accepting and compassionate toward yourself and others. Ultimately that will give you the power to be in charge of your life.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Location(s)

SoHo practice

177 Prince Street

Suite 504

New York, NY 10012

Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 1999 - 2004, 2011 - Present

American Institute for Psychoanalysis Faculty: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, 2019 - Present

American Institute of Psychoanalysis, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2018

Brooklyn College, Adjunct Lecturer, 2014 - 2018

American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Archives Editor, 2013 - Present

Karen Horney Clinic, Therapist, 1995 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2011 - 2013

Borough of Manhattan Community College, Coordinator of Family Resource Program, 2000 - 2002

Spence-Chapin Services for Families and Children, Social Worker, Coordinator of Programs, 1998 - 2000, 2003 - 2011

American Institute of Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certification, 1998

Reece School, School Social Worker, 1992 - 1998

New York University, Masters in Clinical Social Work, 1996

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria, MA in Psychology, 1991


Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • English