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Raymond Batista(He/Him/His)

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Race & cultural identity- Work stress- Couples counseling-

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Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

As a bilingual individual and couples therapist trained in attachment theory, I take the time to get to know my clients' lived experiences. I work in a way that empowers clients to identify and dissolve old narratives that are keeping them stuck in unsatisfying relationships or situations. I use an approach that is both conversational and dives deeply into any of those narratives holding you or your relationship back.

My hope for the people I work with is that they get to live a life that reflects their values on all levels, a more empowered ability to take up space in the world as a BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ person, and ability to ask for and receive more in their relationships.

If you resonate, I would love to hear from you for a complimentary consult. I believe that finding a good fit is one of the most important predictors of success in therapy.

My desire for clients is embodied in the words of Maya Angelou: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Hunter College, Adjunct Lecturer of Clinical Practice
Fordham University , Field Advisor

Fordham University, MSW, 2012
Marist College, BA, 2009

Licensure

New York: 084220

Languages

English, Spanish

Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Raymond Batista is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Many of my clients are able to obtain reimbursement for their sessions using the Reimbursify app, which can help you use your insurance benefits to cover out-of-network providers.


Client testimonials

"I enjoyed the conversation with Raymond. He create a open and supported environment. If he accepted my insurance, I would continue using his service."
- Zencare client January 2024

Publications

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