Budy Whitfield LCSW
Budy (pronounced Beauty) Whitfield is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Westchester County, NY, who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on professional women. Many of her clients have found great success in their professional life, but struggle to feel connected or at peace in their daily lives. Budy is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, such as a move, job loss, or breakup. When life is unbalanced, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can emerge.
Years of experience
English and Spanish
Budy’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.
Budy also uses Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adolescents, TF-CBT is an evidence-based approach that focuses on resolving trauma symptoms while understanding thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Budy is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go. Budy is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.
Budy’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care goals.
ALL SERVICES ARE VIRTUAL
What I Offer
We're here for you. We know it's not always easy, and we'll be there every step of the way - from meeting once per week or bi-weekly in therapy sessions to providing long term treatment if necessary. Our goal? To help make life better by giving clients an opportunity to truly heal.
If You Are Struggling With:
What My Patients Say
Frequently Asked Questions
In my work as a psychotherapist, I have found that the best clients to work with are adolescents (16+) and adults who are highly motivated and engaged in the therapeutic alliance. The ideal client is consistent and ready for treatment.
We will meet virtually. Telehealth by SimplePractice is the technology service we will use to conduct telehealth videoconferencing appointments.
We currently accept the following insurances:
-Oxford Health Plan
We are also an out-of-network practice. We can provide you with an invoice or superbill to get reimbursement from your insurance company. We can submit the paperwork to your insurance company on your behalf on a monthly basis. Payment is expected after each session. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly since you will already have paid for the service.
We recommend that you call your insurance company for information on your out-of-network benefits, and deductibles. We can help you through this process.
Missed or Canceled Appointments
If you need to cancel your appointment, please remember to do so 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. As a courtesy, a reminder is sent via email or text message the day before your appointment. You will be responsible to pay a $111 late cancellation/no show fee if you do not contact our office 24 hours in advance. Multiple cancellations may result in suspension of services. This is necessary because your therapist has made a time commitment that is held exclusively for you.
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND INSURANCE:
As a courtesy, we verify the client’s insurance benefit prior to the appointment. However, it is the client’s responsibility to know and understand their insurance coverage (i.e. deductibles, percentage of insurance cost vs member cost). It is also the client’s financial responsibility to cover the costs of their sessions, even if insurance does not pay.
We offer 45-minute individual sessions and 60-minute family therapy sessions. We recommend clients attend sessions a minimum of once a week. Depending on the nature of a client’s needs, meeting twice a week is a possibility. Once you are progressing in therapy we graduate to bi-weekly sessions.
Want to get in touch? Please contact us directly.