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MPOWER Counseling PLLC

About Us

MPower Counseling is a social work practice dedicated to support individuals and families struggling to understand “what happened,” “how did I get here,” “why me.”

The effects of emotional stress is real and profound coupled with substance use it can be devastating to individuals as well as families. We are here to help. Your story does not have to end here–change it today.  Su historia not tiene que terminar así. Cambie la suya hoy. 

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Who We Are

Larisa Correa, LCSW

Founder and Clinical Social Worker

I am a clinical social worker with over five years professional experience working with children and individuals who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues in addition to living with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

Recipient of the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship to study at New York University, I achieved a Master of Social Work and became licensed with the State of New York. My passion was fueled by discovering that emotional stress and addiction were very personal to me. I hit bottom and took the first step. With over 10 years sobriety, I dedicated my life to helping people find peace. I learned to live in the moment, be honest and face that which I fear the most…myself.

Karen J. Gomez

Co-Founder and Practice Administrator

I have over 15 years’ experience working in Finance as a managed care and billing professional. I studied at John Jay College and grew up in Corona Queens which guided my reason for working in that community.

Larisa and I met at a City hospital in Queens where we dedicated time to support the community of Elmhurst, Queens. My passion comes from a knowledge of the law and public safety. A graduate of John Jay College, I dedicated my life to helping people get the support they need to avoid tragedies that we have become all too familiar with. I am a Suffolk resident now and, at the heels of what Parkland represents, I seized the opportunity to partner with someone who has the same passion to serve as I do.

What We Do

We are a bilingual, bicultural provider of counseling and psychotherapy using evidence-based interventions. We take an intersectional approach to understanding the challenges that individuals face, so that we can identify the appropriate treatment modality that will promote the best outcome: enhance coping skills, promote stability, foster recovery, and ultimately find peace.

Specialties
  • Individuals & Families
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Life transitions
  • Cultural CompetenceCompetencia cultural

Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Strength Building
  • Parenting skills
  • Self Esteem

How We Work

Our approach is designed to MPower you to become an active participant in changing how you experience your life regardless of the situation.Nuestro enfoque esta diseñado para que usted participe en el cambio de la forma en que usted experiencia de su vida y situaciones. We use an intersectional approach to working with individuals, children and families to understand if and how their environment has contributed to their current condition as well as how best to empower the individual to improve functionality and quality of life.

TREATMENT APPROACH

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Play Therapy
  • Compassion Based
  • Interpersonal
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)