Budy (pronounced Beauty) Whitfield is a licensed clinical social worker based in Westchester County, New York. Her first priority with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapy process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of self-care goals. Budy is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is a therapeutic intervention designed to help children, adolescents, and their parents overcome the impact of traumatic events.
My 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 the targeted change. I am a strong believer that the therapeutic alliance is very important: You are filled with vulnerability and so the client-therapist relationship should be filled with respect and empathy. My therapy style is interactive and homework will be assigned at times. I will provide you with worksheets during the session and follow up at the next scheduled session. I believe clients should see their journaling and session assignments as tools that allow them to go back and reflect on where they started and the progress made. Change takes time, so I will encourage you to be gentle with yourself.