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Education

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW

Training & Certifications

  • RYT 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor

New York State License Number: 107003

 

Mollie Godin, LMSW

midtown / West village

“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” —John Lennon

Specialties

  • Identity and Self-Esteem

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Relationships

  • Transitions


What I Do

Whether during times of transition, or periods of stability, life happens. Seeking help is a strength, and being vulnerable creates space for growth. 

On a personalized basis, we'll determine what your needs are in seeking a helping professional. Feelings may come up in your day that surprise you. Together we can unpack the root of the issues that may be surfacing in your life in unexpected ways. Our work together is a process aimed at healing.

How I Help

I employ a holistic, strengths-based approach with a focus on enhancing a client’s health, wellbeing, resiliency, and feelings of empowerment. Together we will build upon stress management skills, coping skills, emotion regulation skills, self-confidence, and insight. Our therapeutic alliance will involve building trust and creating a holding environment for you to express yourself and process tough thoughts, emotions, and feelings.

Approaches are tailored to the individual: Drawing from a psychodynamic approach, we will look at the patterns in your life, from past to present. We will work as a team to understand where you came from and where you want to go, as well as how you aim to get there. I believe in incorporating client strengths into client narratives - after all, you are the expert in your life. 

I draw on cognitive behavioral therapy to shed light on how thoughts, feelings, and emotions influence behavior. Through cognitive restructuring, we can challenge automatic thoughts and replace maladaptive thoughts with thoughts that are more neutral. 

I incorporate mindfulness to facilitate the connection between mind and body, health and mental health, and physical well-being and mental well-being, bridging the gap between stress and trauma experienced in your mind and in your body.

More About Me

I began practicing in the field of mental health after years of working for both small businesses and corporate offices. My creative passions include writing and design. I love calling NYC home and spend as much time as I can outside in its parks, community gardens, and dog runs (my dog is my sidekick). You’ll also find me at art exhibits and museums, seeing plays and movies with my husband, and trying new cuisine with friends, all while finding inspiration from the people I meet along the way.