Deloria Berks, LCSW-R

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  • Professional Information

    Job Title :

    Areas of Treatment :
    Anxiety, OCD, Relationships, Depression

    Specialties :
    Social Work

    Hospital Affiliation :
    The Mount Sinai Hospital

    Practice Name :
    Stress to Serenity

    Location :
    New York, 10003 United States

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    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    Deloria’s practice is eclectic.  It embraces cognitive interventions for OCD and anxiety as well as psychodynamic exploration to understand how buried emotional history is often center-stage of present challenges. It includes analysis where listening to the free-floating thoughts of the mind allows access to deeper reflections of unconscious disturbances, motives, and wishes that often cause conflict. The act of understanding the patient’s stories and challenges is not based solely on logical conclusions. Effective tools and strategies make all the difference. Therapy opens a door to conquer anxiety and panic, cope with depression and learn to manage trauma memories and alcohol misuse. Yet understanding and exploring our emotional history is often the lynchpin. Deloria’s practice is designed to keep clients motivated for self-exploration and help them regain control. Her keen interest is in the therapeutic relationship and in allowing individuals to increase their own self-energy such that they are the orchestra leaders of their lives.  


    Areas of Expertise :
    OCD, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Depression, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Anger Issues, Hypnosis for Stress Management

    Education/Degree :
    Fordham University

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    Faculty Appointments :

    • Local, Regional National Public & International Public Speaking

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    Deloria's therapeutic approach is primarily geared toward helping individuals uncover their true potential and discovering a life to celebrate, one that increases Self Leadership. She believes in each client’s ability to grow and change; however, she is also attuned to the raw emotional experiences of the client — sensitive to areas of life that may not feel celebratory. She works with executives as well as underserved communities. She also brings laughter into the work in a unique healing manner. She integrates complementary methodologies in a safe and healing therapeutic environment and offers a highly trained, personalized approach tailored to each client. Although over 25 years in NY, Deloria is originally from Dallas, Texas, and brings an authentic, “democratic” down-to-earth compassion to her work. Her care and understanding of each individual increase personal stability and opens the possibility of fulfilling the growth desired.

    Professional Society Memberships :
    American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, National Association of Social Workers, American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis

    Honors and Awards :

    • Full Scholarship for Artistic Achievement from Rutgers Univ

    Teaching and Speaking :

    Supervisory work for individuals as requested.  

    Research Interests :

    Deloria's primary interests are in the historical leaders of psychology that came before and in gaining more insight into contemporary interventions for OCD and anxiety.

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    Deloria's primary philanthropic initiatives are the "one-on-one" approach. Her current endeavor is assisting a family with a 12-year old boy who is a star hockey player. He is now able to be part of the NYC travel team. He has been skating since he was 3-years old and his primary desire is to one day be part of the NHL and to one day fund construction of an ice rink where underserved kids are given a free opportunity to learn to skate.



    Attributes Success To:

    Deloria attributes her success to the numerous Psychoanalytic Institutes where she trained and her ardent desire to help patients lead healthier lives.  Success also comes from listening to clients' wishes and concerns, and keenly exploring every detail such that it leaves the individual empowered with more self-energy.

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    Place of Birth :
    Dallas, Texas

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    Hobbies/Sports :
    Family, Friends, Woodstock, Traveling

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