Ms. Bianca Kattan, LCSW

Preferred Name: bianca

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I am in practice 26 years. I am trained in advanced EMDR doing parts work for complex trauma. I am also a hypnotherapist and trained in basic Emotional freedom techniques. I use mindfulness, CBT, inner child work, meditation, self hypnosis, psychodynamic and relaxation techniques. My focus is the immigrant sector, the LGBTQ community, people with chronic illnesses and pain. Other areas are codependency, infertility, adoption. I am fluent in Hebrew and Arabic. I am straightforward, honest, real, directive, spiritual, intuitive and funny. My clients feel safe, understood and have reported feeling cradled. They feel they grow and learn to be self protective. I am a lifelong learner always expanding my knowledge base.

Education & Experience

I was previously in dental school with a chemistry BA. This is my second career. I received my masters at New York University school of social work. I attended group training at the modern analytic institute and was supervised by Lou Ormont, its founder. I am training with Farnsworth on treating dissociation in the meeting place with parts work. I worked as an assistant director of aging services, overseeing programs for the well elderly and for the physically and mentally handicapped. One of my centers was a gay and lesbian senior center. I worked with 9/11 victims beginning my trauma focus. I also did bilingual evaluations in Hebrew and Arabic for special needs children and their families advocating for services for them. I am closely familiar with John Sarno's work and the mind, body connection in the pain experience.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW, NYSSCSW, EMDRIA, Hypnosis Society. I had served on the NYS society for clinical social work in the Queens and Met chapters as I had an office in NYC.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • Arabic
  • Hebrew

Insurance

  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale