My strong belief is everyone deserves to live life to their fullest potential. Childhood traumas, relationship breakups, career setbacks, illnesses, deaths of loved ones and other losses often leave us scarred and unable to move forward. Wherever the client is at the moment is the place we begin each session. Every person and every life story is unique and must be considered closely to find the right approach to treatment. Therapy is a journey. I will guide you through it without judgement and with empathy.
I found my passion in helping others overcome social and emotional issues while interning at Elmhurst Hospital as an undergrad. Since then, I have continued working with youths and adults in a variety of settings. My specialization includes helping clients who suffer from anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, impulse control issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as working with individuals whose problems are not easily defined by a diagnosis. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidence-based approach designed to modify dysfunctional thoughts and to create healthy habits. I am fluent in English and Russian and practice therapy in both languages. I earned a BA in Psychology at Baruch College and a Master in Social Work from NYU.
To book an appointment with Natalia Lalane, LMSW, please schedule under Kate Engstrom, MSW, QMHP, LCSW, LPHA's calendar.
* Please note that we will try our best to accommodate any therapist requests, in the event that we are unable to do so please know that all staff have extensive clinical training.