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Justin Ligasan, M.S., MHC-LP


Justin Ligasan, M.S., MHC-LP has joined our team, and we couldn’t be happier about his arrival! Justin is a New York State Mental Health Counselor (Limited Permit) who earned an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College and a BA from Stony Brook University where he double majored in psychology and anthropology.


Prior to becoming a Mental Health Counselor Justin created and operated a charitable fundraising program which provided assistance to his university food bank and local homeless shelter. At this time in his career Justin has a strong desire to give back to the NYC community by providing affordable mental health care. One of the main reasons Justin was able to accomplish the significant achievements in his own life is because he was able to find a Mental Health Counselor who accepted his insurance, an experience that shaped his decision to enter this field. 


Justin takes an eclectic approach to psychotherapy combining techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy to bring clients treatment that is as unique as their own experiences. He values adaptability and is continuing to expand his toolbox of approaches and techniques to meet his clients where they are by providing individualized mental health. 


Foundational to Justin’s approach is that therapy is a safe and beneficial experience for each individual and family he works with. Meeting clients where they are is how he builds a therapeutic relationship allowing for vulnerability. By creating a nonjudgmental and warm environment Justin helps his clients to learn effective coping mechanisms for their immediate concerns and develop greater awareness of the root causes of their struggles. 


Justin has had experience working with a diverse group of clients navigating issues such as depression, anxiety, life adjustments, burnout, trauma, self-esteem, and interpersonal problems. Justin has a greater degree of familiarity when it comes to men’s mental health issues, the stigmas around masculinity and identity that come with societal expectations. Justin is also passionate about working with BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals and any marginalized groups struggling with their place in the world. 

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