Kim Manuel, Ph.D.
Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
Garden City, Massapequa Park, and Telehealth
Dr. Manuel earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University, specializing in Preventative and Developmental Counseling. She earned her Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology at NYU. She has extensive experience in schools and outpatient settings and utilizes a warm and humanistic approach to psychotherapy. This approach focuses on an attitude of authenticity, empathy, and unconditional positive regard on the part of the therapist in cultivating a safe space and healing therapeutic environment. Dr. Manuel believes in tailoring treatment to the needs of each individual person, often with the integration of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and compassion-focused therapy. With younger populations in particular, she has a passion for using play-based therapeutic modalities for developmental concerns, behavioral issues, social skills, and trauma-related intervention. She is interested in aiding individuals through all phases of life adjustment and transition, including relationships, self-exploration, and social stressors. In her spare time, Dr. Manuel enjoys cycling, traveling, learning to sew, and spending time with friends and family.
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