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Betsy Oquendo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

License No: 12499


Capella University - Master's in Mental Health Counseling


Phone: 646-374-8168

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About Me

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Licensed State: New York

What should your clients know about you?

From a young age, I've always been drawn to helping people. This passion led me to pursue a career in psychology, and I eventually specialized in substance abuse and mental health counseling. My personal experiences with mental health challenges in my family and circle of friends have deepened my empathy and sharpened my listening skills. I view my role as a compassionate guide, dedicated to supporting my clients as they strive to achieve their goals.

What should I know about working with you?

I believe in tailoring my approach to each unique client I work with. My treatment philosophy is holistic, considering all the factors that affect my clients' well-being. I often incorporate a variety of therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques. My approach tends to be semi-structured with inclusion of homework assignments to help as guides in our next sessions.​

How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?

My practice is grounded in the values of understanding, compassion, humility, balance, and authenticity. It's important to me to provide a safe space where you can express yourself freely and without judgment, and to do that, I strive to build a trusting and supportive relationship with you. I hope to get the chance to meet and explore how we can work together on your journey toward healing and growth.


Theoretical Orientation:

  • Behavior Modification

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution-focused

  • Strength-based

  • Trauma-informed


  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality (BPD)

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • PTSD 

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Substance Use

  • Trauma

  • Women's Issues

Client Focus:

  • Adults (18+)

  • Couples

  • Families


  • English

  • Spanish


It would be our honor to join you in your mental health journey.


Phone: 646-363-6104

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