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Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

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Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T's style

💭 Open minded 💙 Warm 😃 Humorous 🤝 Collaborative

Why Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T chose to be in the helping profession

Since the age of eleven, I passionately declared my aspiration to become a psychologist to anyone who would listen (spoiler alert: my journey took a different path, but that's a story for another time). My friends sought me out with their problems, and I readily offered a listening ear. Despite my limited understanding of what being a clinician truly entailed, I had an innate sense that I could enjoy such work.

As I matured, I bore witness to the mental health challenges and broader life struggles faced by those around me. During my teenage years, I became acutely aware of my own obstacles and hardships. Recognizing the profound impact these challenges could have on one's mental well-being, I was determined to ensure that no one else would have to experience these painful feelings all on their own. This realization fueled my commitment to fulfill the promises I made at the age of eleven and led me to embark on a career dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being.

Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T's approach

At the core of my therapeutic philosophy is a commitment to being a trauma-informed practitioner. I conscientiously consider any adverse or traumatic experiences individuals may have faced, aiming to create a secure environment for the courageous work ahead. This foundational principle guides the interventions I employ in my practice.

I primarily utilize a psychodynamic approach, incorporating elements from other modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), somatic intervention, mindfulness, and parts-based approaches. The focal point of my efforts is to assist individuals in recognizing the profound impact of their past experiences on their present selves. Through this awareness, the goal is to help clients cultivate self-compassion and make mindful choices aligned with their values and aspirations.

Recognizing that genuine human connection is paramount, I adopt a relational approach to psychotherapy. I utilize the therapist-client relationship to unveil insights into internal and external patterns, facilitating transformative change. Simply put, I bring authenticity to our interactions because, let's face it, most people don't want therapy to feel like a robotic encounter. I'm here to keep it real with you.

What you can expect from sessions with Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T

Above all, I prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment for our therapeutic journey. Expect me to regularly check in with you, exploring your internal feelings, thoughts about our physical space, the progress we're making toward your goals, and your reflections on our therapeutic relationship. I am committed to understanding you as a unique individual, allowing us to tailor your therapy experience to meet your specific needs.

I want to be transparent – this work is challenging. There will be moments of discomfort, and I won't shy away from addressing them. I may use humor to lighten the mood and I'll invite you to sit with any unease that arises. Our sessions will contain both moments of triumph and pain and I'll be here to support you every step of the way.

Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T's experience working with the Jewish community

Throughout my career, I have had the honor of working with individuals from various backgrounds, and the Jewish community has been a rich and diverse part of that experience. I approach this work with a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual's journey, recognizing that even within a shared background or religious affiliation, personal experiences can greatly differ.

It is both meaningful and humbling to connect with members of the Jewish community and gain insights into their distinctive experiences. I acknowledge that some have faced adversity or trauma within their religious community or upbringing, and I approach these conversations with sensitivity.

Religion, for many, is a sensitive topic, particularly in the context of therapy where preconceived notions may come into play. I strive to demystify the way therapy addresses religious and spiritual beliefs. There is no hidden agenda or push for any specific narrative. My goal is to create a space where individuals can explore and better understand how their religious background, experiences, beliefs, and practices shape aspects of their identity. Whether one wishes to incorporate their religion and spirituality into treatment or prefers to keep it at arm's length, both perspectives are respected and welcomed, along with everything in between. My approach is inclusive, recognizing and valuing the diverse ways individuals engage with their faith and spirituality.

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Languages spoken

English

People I work with

Adolescents (13-18) Adults Individuals Groups

Jewish community experience

Extensive

Licensed to work in

New York

Where people can see me in person

Brooklyn

1268 E 14th St, Brooklyn, New York

Licences

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor by State of New York 2022. License number 012199

Degrees

  • MS.E.d by State of New York 2019

Certificates

  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee by State of New York 2021

Average costs per session

$100 - $300

Payment Methods

  • Insurance
  • Sliding Scale
  • Cash
  • Credit Card

Insurances

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare

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