1619 Third Avenue (Entrance on 91st), Suite 2, Office 2, New York, NY 10128
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Pio J. Cabada
LCSW-R, RYT, MPA, RDT

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Truth...Stronger...Growth...Transformation...Self-Reliance...Love.

The fact that you are here, tells me that you want to work on yourself. You want to see your truth, become stronger, and earn the ability to become self-reliant. Congratulations on taking these steps.  You are one step closer to beginning your journey.


I have been in the helping profession since 1987. My objective is to help people create positive changes in their lives. I provide a relaxed atmosphere, use modern clinical concepts, and work collaboratively with each individual, couple, or group.  I encourage my clients to hone in on their strengths for their personal growth and transformation in order to bring in more love and satisfaction into their lives.

Experience

I have extensive experience working with:

  • Aging, Career, and Life Transitions (Phases of Life)
  • Allied Health Professional (Doctors, Dentists, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Therapists, Nurses, Personal Trainers, Priests (Chaplains), Social Workers, Yoga Instructors, etc.)
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Job and School related stress
  • Mental Health Challenges (e.g. anger management, anxiety & panic attacks, bipolar, depression, eating disorder, schizophrenia, sexual addiction, sexual trauma, substance abuse, PTSD, etc.)
  • Performance Anxiety (e.g. Athletes, Job Interviews, Performance Artists, Public Speaking, etc.)
  • Relationship Problems and Relationship Rebuilding
  • Religion and Spiritual Issues
  • Social issues (Cultural, Gender Identity, Hate Crime, Immigrant, Inequality, Interracial, LGBTQ, Racism, etc.) 
  • Any other issue that is disrupting your well-being

Education, My Approach, and How Therapy Helps

Education


I am a Registered Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R).  My master degree in Social Work was earned at Fordham University and my second master degree (MPA - Master in Public Administration) was earned at Baruch College. I use both master degrees interchangeably in the way I work with each client. I am also SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) certified to train, instruct, and mentor social worker students who are currently in graduate school.  In addition, I am psychoanalytically trained at the National Institute for Psychoanalysis, The Group Psychotherapy Training Program of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, and the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. 


Wholesome Approach


I am also a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), Certified Fitness Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and a PAIRS-certified instructor (helping couples who are struggling with their relationships).  With all of that, we would be working collaboratively using a wholesome approach.  What this mean is, I integrate many of the well-known evidenced based practice modalities and theories, as well as wellness and yoga principles (e.g. breathing, mindfulness, focus attention, awareness, etc.) within the framework of psychodynamic psychotherapy.


How Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Can Help


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Psychoanalysis) is hard work, but it is the journey that is worth taking.  With honest self-reflection, being mindfully engaged, and taking positive actions, you are enabled to live your life more authentically, communicate more honestly, and achieve greater satisfaction in your personal and work relationships.