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DR. EASTON GAINES
Advanced Clinical Resident
DR. EASTON GAINES
MY VIEW ON THERAPY
As a fellow New Yorker who balances personal and professional commitments, managing life’s multiple roles is a necessity. Therapy can serve as the missing link to one’s happiness and future success. In our work together, discovering how to live exactly the life that you want is paramount.
I practice Holistic Psychology and feel passionate about making science, wellness, and psychology accessible tools everyone can utilize in their lives to cultivate the best version of themselves. As a trained psychologist, I provide integrative strengths-based psychotherapy. My approach is grounded in scientifically-backed, evidence-based psychology methods.
Through our work together, you’ll unlock your confidence, understand yourself more fully, and add coping skills to your toolbox to use for the rest of your life. You’ll look within to navigate your life and make decisions moving forward.
I’ve worked with creatives, professionals, CEOs, college students, and entrepreneurs. I work best with people who take an active role in discovering fulfillment. I’m caring, curious, warm, and interactive. I’m highly motivated to help you transform your life and get your needs met. I believe that everyone is capable of thriving. With an inherent ability to see the good in everyone, I have always loved connecting with people and helping them discover their internal goodness, vitality, and strengths. We’ll balance the seriousness with laughter, and you’ll start to notice changes in your mood from our first session.
When not in the office, I am facilitating meditation and mindfulness workshops in schools, clinics, and the community. Weather permitting, I can be found at various parks throughout Manhattan enjoying the natural beauty, a good book, or others’ dogs.
MY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
I have worked in urban and suburban public and private schools, community mental health clinics, and outpatient clinics providing therapeutic services to individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. After years in the field, I’ve honed my expertise and continue regular training in these areas: anxiety and stress reduction, relational concerns (family, romantic, peer, work relationships), college transitions, career/executive coaching, low self-esteem, and mood disorders.
Grounded in my background, training, and passions, my work draws upon mindfulness, positive psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, integrative medicine, contemplative practices, and other forms of holistic health. My work allows others to navigate challenges, heal from life’s stressors, and most importantly, thrive in their lives. I work with people of all ages, from early childhood through adults, as well as families, groups, teams, and communities. I am thoughtful and personalize my treatment based on the varying needs of each client.
My approach is grounded in scientifically-backed methods with specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). I see clients of all ages ranging from young childhood through adulthood, including families and couples.
MY VIEW ON THERAPY
I believe that the greatest reward as a mental health counselor is helping clients reconnect with the happiness and strength that already lives within them. Everyone deserves an opportunity to build inner strength and learn how to cope with the twists and turns of life. And through therapy, we can do just that. I strive to create an atmosphere of warmth and non-judgment where clients can explore their goals and values, and we can collaboratively work towards aligning their lives with those values. Together, my client and I will freely explore issues that may have negatively impacted the way they live their lives.
As an advanced clinical resident, I work with adults, teens, couples, and families to treat Anxiety, Depression, life transition difficulties, relationship issues, and communication difficulties. I use a combination of Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and a holistic approach in my practice. With the use of mindfulness approaches and positive psychology techniques, I assist my clients in recognizing their strengths, improving their emotional regulation skills, and breaking down what may be standing in between them and living a happier, more fulfilling life.
I am here to create a space where I can provide my client with the needed support and where clients can be honest, open, and kind to themselves. I believe that everyone can move towards growth, healing, and self-love. My priority is to provide my clients with the tools to overcome hardships while empowering them to reach their potential.
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
I received a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology at George Washington University and am currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts (M.A.) in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling at New York University. I work with individuals of ages ranging from pre-kindergarten to adulthood. I have assisted individuals who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. Through my work as a Helpline Intern at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), I learned the importance of lending a sympathetic ear to those who need someone to listen to them. This experience led me to pursue a career in the mental health field, where I continue to be a kind, engaged listener to all voices.