Happy Apple -Ctr for Anxiety, Depression, Couples

Driola Dega, LMFT

Adolescent and Adult Therapist in Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Driola Dega, LMFT

Driola Dega, LMFT is an attachment-based, culturally sensitive therapist who works with individuals (teens and adults), couples, and families. She utilizes an existential, collaborative and highly engaging approach as she supports her clients in identifying and drawing upon their strengths to move toward self-realization. A firm believer in the benefits of self-realization and insight, Driola aims to assist clients in identifying their own answers. Her work relies upon a variety of therapeutic techniques in which she is highly-trained and well-versed, including Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), CBT-E (for Eating Disorders), Emotionally Focused (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma-Informed.

Driola believes that all clients have the capacity to reach their potential, but must first identify the factors that keep them “stuck.” Such obstacles might include (but are not limited to) self-defeating beliefs, genetic pre-dispositions to anxiety or depression, sociocultural systemic oppression, or problematic family or couple dynamics. In Driola’s challenging yet compassionate approach, she helps clients recognize how such factors create limiting self-views and preclude personal growth and happiness.

Driola specializes in the treatment of family conflict, relationship issues, life transitions, and mood disorders. Other common areas of treatment include chronic illness, codependency, eating disorders, grief, narcissistic personality (NPD), racial identity, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD. In addition to English, she speaks Albanian, Italian and Spanish.