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About

Fifth Avenue Psychotherapy

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Who we are

New York Psychotherapists

Fifth Avenue Psychotherapy, located in the bustling heart of New York, NY, is a private practice dedicated to the art and science of psychotherapy. Our service offerings span both forensic and non-forensic psychotherapy and are open to individuals, couples, and families within our local community.

As a client-centered practice, we believe in the inherent strength and capacity of individuals and families to grow and change. We are here to facilitate that process in a safe, respectful, and supportive environment. With us, you are not alone in your journey towards mental wellness.

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WHY CHOOSE US
It starts with compassion.

At Fifth Avenue Psychotherapy, we take pride in offering high-quality services that reflect not just our depth of professional knowledge and skill, but also a genuine sense of compassion. We understand that the path to mental health and well-being is deeply personal, and it is our commitment to honor that individuality in each of our clients.

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Mission

To provide high-quality, compassionate, and evidence-based psychotherapy services that help our clients improve their mental health and overall well-being.

Therapy: an embrace for the soul, where your thoughts find a safe haven, and your feelings are gently cradled, as a therapist walks alongside you, providing the warmth and support needed to illuminate the path ahead.
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Amy DEsimon, LMHC
Hi, I'm Amy.

Whether I am working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system, those who have suffered from trauma or people who just want to improve their overall quality of life, I truly believe that any person, in any situation, can make significant life changes to minimize suffering and reach their goals. 

Our past experiences shape the way we view ourselves and the world around us. I use a holistic and integrative approach that combines trauma-informed interventions, mindfulness skills and psychodynamic psychotherapy to help process unresolved trauma and identify how an individual’s past experiences have shaped their current beliefs about themself, others, and the world. I also utilize behavioral interventions designed to help modify a person’s actions to align with their goals.

Our team of licensed therapists are here to help guide you on your path to self-discovery, healing, and change.

If you are seeking a professional psychotherapist who will partner with you on your journey to living a better life, please contact us at Fifth Avenue Psychotherapy.

Education

Amy earned her BA in Humanities and Justice with a minor in Psychology, and MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. She completed a graduate externship at Fifth Avenue Forenisics, in addition to 3000 clinical hours of psychotherapy and psychological assessment under supervision prior to licensure.

Experience

Past internships include the Monroe County District Attorney's Office and New York State Supreme Court. Amy volunteered at various mental health facilities and attended trainings in Eastern Mental Health Practices during her time in Sri Lanka. After years working as a clinical assistant, forensic psychotherapists and mitigation specialist, she now serves as Deputy Director of Fifth Avenue Forensics and Director of Fifth Avenue Psychotherapy.

Commitment

Amy is committed to continuing to learn and evolve her practice to provide the best outcomes for patients. This includes continuing education in trauma-informed psychotherapy, forensic psychotherapy, EMDR, IFS, DBT, CBT, somatic therapy, and grief counseling.

You have questions. We have answers.

We understand that taking the first step toward seeking help can be daunting. That’s why we encourage open inquiries and conversations to help us understand your unique needs and circumstances better and provide you with detailed information about the services we offer.