Beatrijs Van Steertegem, LCSW

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I am a dedicated practitioner who is wholeheartedly invested in the emotional wellness of each person I work with. Before I design a treatment plan, I consider the individual's personality, cultural background, and history. On your first visit we will spend a generous amount of time discussing your present concerns as well as your goals for therapy. My role is to engage you in meaningful dialogue in a safe and supportive environment that helps alleviate your pain and suffering. We will gain understanding of the ways in which you relate to others and respond to circumstances. We will modify patterns that interfere with your ability to experience joy in relationships, work, school, or parenting. I enjoy the people I work with and learn from each one of them.
 
People I work with have told me that psychotherapy:
  • provides them with relief 
  • deepens their insights
  • allows them to cultivate healthy experiences
  • allows them to generate new opportunities 
  • enables them to enjoy fulfilling relationships

 
I strive to maintain the most ethically and sound practice possible by staying up to date with relevant training. In addition to my graduate education in clinical social work, I completed postgraduate training at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. I am currently a Doctoral candidate at Adelphi University with a research focus on CBT and narrative therapy. I look forward to our collaboration.
 
Issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Acculturative stress
  • Adjusting to life transitions
  • Aging 
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Body image
  • Break up
  • Bullying
  • Career counseling
  • Caregiver issues
  • Child and adolescent issues
  • Codependency
  • College counseling
  • Commitment issues
  • Communication problems
  • Control issues
  • Creative blocks
  • Dependent personality
  • Depression
  • Expatriate and immigrant issues
  • Fatigue
  • Guilt
  • Identity issues
  • Isolation
  • Life purpose
  • Melancholia
  • Midlife crisis
  • Mood swings
  • Multicultural concerns
  • Panic and panic attacks
  • Posttraumatic stress
  • Rejection
  • Self-care
  • Self-compassion
  • Sensitivity to criticism
  • Social media 
  • Shame 
  • Trauma recovery

Specialties
  • Anxiety 
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression

Approaches
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy: An in-depth form of therapy that focuses on understanding and overcoming negative and contradictory emotions in order to increase self-esteem and develop satisfying relationships
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT can treat problems and boost wellness by modifying unhealthy emotions, behaviors and thoughts using strategies that challenge and overcome them
  • Narrative therapy: A form of therapy that helps people view themselves, their purpose, and what they are capable of, as separate from their problems

Client Focus
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (65+) 

Qualifications
  •  Years in practice: 10+ Years
  •  Master's degree in Social Work from Fordham University
  •  Registered to practice in New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  •  Certificate Program in Trauma Studies from Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis
  •  Doctoral candidate at Adelphi University

Location 
 
2116 Merrick Avenue, suite 2001
Merrick, NY 11566
 
Nearby Areas 
 
Bellmore, North Bellmore, Roosevelt, Wantagh, East Meadow, Rockville Centre,  Baldwin, Freeport, Seaford, Levittown


Beatrijs Van Steertegem Reaches

Merrick NY