Maria Denaxas, LCSW

Staff Member Position: 
Staff Therapist
Staff Member Contact Name: 
Maria Denaxas

Maria Denaxas is a psychotherapist at New York Behavioral Health practicing in both the New York City and Rockville Centre locations. She completed her master's degree in Social Work at NYU followed by a Post Master's certificate in addiction. During her studies at NYU she successfully completed an internship program at NYBH.

Maria is kind and sensitive in her approach, and her priority is to create a safe therapeutic environment that allows for clients to explore and address daily challenges while supporting them in achieving their goals. She has experience in working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings, such as outpatient community/psychiatric centers and school settings. She has successfully provided treatment to adults and adolescents for mood disorders, substance use, and anger management issues.

Maria is passionate about working with children and adolescents and brings a set of skills in addressing behavioral issues, managing symptoms related to ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, issues related to trauma, and self-injurious behaviors. She has also worked primarily with adults and is stimulated by using evidence based treatment to help these clients efficiently decrease their symptoms and improve their lives.

Maria utilizes evidence-based approaches tailored to meet clients needs and has received training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Maria is bilingual and provides psychotherapy in English and in Greek.