Ms. Deena Patel, LCSW

Preferred Name: Deena

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Reaching out for help shows personal strength and the courage to change. A therapist who understands you can help guide you toward a feeling of inner resilience. I specialize in treating trauma, emotional suffering, and psychological stress. I provide care that meets your individual needs to empower you as you explore, process change, and learn to be present with what is.

Education & Experience

I am a practiced EMDR therapist and use this treatment to successfully treat single-incident trauma, complex trauma, phobias, and anxiety producing/distressing future events. I help you address somatic issues, attachment injuries, past pain experienced in relationships and addiction. I incorporate techniques found in behavioral and mindfulness, CBT, MBCT, IFC, recovery-oriented, and harm reduction therapies to support your healing. I offer in-home, EMDR intensives (4+hours) & telehealth services. I look forward to helping you start your journey. "No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts" - Krishnamacharya

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Field Instructor, New York University Executive Committee, New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health, Recovery Dharma,

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance
  • Sliding Scale

Out-of-Network Benefits