Mrs. Carla Fay Kandel, LCSWR

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I am a skilled, caring therapist with 30+ years of experience helping clients navigate life’s challenges. My specialties include helping people with anxiety, social anxiety, depression and mood disorders. I have significant expertise in helping individuals with health issues and disabilities, particularly individuals with special needs. My deep caring and concern is evidenced by my collaborative approach to meet each individual's unique needs. My treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral/psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, mindfulness training and teaching effective coping strategies for daily living. My years of experience has allowed me to supervise and train many other practitioners in the field. I am a dedicated, committed professional and I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to make a difference for you.  

Education & Experience

Columbia University School of Social Work, MS 1978

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NYS Society for Clinical Social Work Nefesh International Jewish Family Services Employment Committee (for adults with Asperger's and related disorders)

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth