He/Him/HisLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Raymond Batista is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. Raymond is passionate about working with adults who feel torn between two cultures. Many of his clients identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, or as second generation immigrants. They feel that they have a responsibility to present one way, but that doesn’t always feel authentic. The pressures of their families or society at large cause feelings of overwhelming stress, which can lead to the development of anxiety or depression. These individuals begin therapy because they want to explore how their identities impact their wellbeing and find ways to live closer to what makes them happy.
Raymond takes a client-centered approach in his therapy. Clients drive their own journeys, bringing up the topics they would like to discuss each session and determining what they would like to focus on. He believes that clients are the experts on their own experiences, and provides affirmation and validation throughout the sessions.
As a psychodynamic therapist, Raymond teaches clients how to reflect on their inner thoughts, feelings, and needs. Clients explore who they are and what informs their values, desires, and dreams. They derive insights that can help them make important decisions in their daily lives, including in their relationships, and begin to recover from their anxiety or depression symptoms.
As a therapist also trained in attachment theory, he helps individuals and couples work toward being a secure base for themselves and a secure base for each other.
Raymond earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. He has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in many settings, including community mental health. He also teaches at Fordham University and Hunter College, equipping future generations of therapists with the skills they need to help others.
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
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
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Raymond Batista is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Hunter College, Adjunct Lecturer of Clinical Practice, 2018 - Present
Fordham University , Field Advisor , 2019 - Present
Fordham University, MSW, 2012
Marist College, BA, 2009
New York: 084220