Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R

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Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R is a Psychotherapist in New York, NY. Her office accepts new patients.

Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R

Sandra Lugo Mental Health Services

412 6 Ave # 404 New York, NY 10011 ()
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"Psychological services has helped many understand and work through the emotional roadblocks that are causing struggle and get in the way of leading a full and rewarding life. Psychological sessions can improve social, re..."

- Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R

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Sandra Lugo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Phase of Life Problem
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

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(718) 809-7244

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Sandra Lugo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Sandra Lugo

4.6

Based on 102 ratings

5 Stars
79.41176470588235%
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4 Stars
13.72549019607843%
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2 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
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1 Star
4.901960784313726%
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I started seeing Dr. Lugo a few months back. She has been very helpful in managing my anxiety, serving as a point of calmness in my life, and giving me referrals to psychiatrists as an additional outlet for help. In terms of what the sessions look like, they are mainly guided by you and within that, she may prompt you or ask questions to elaborate or reference books/movies to parallel what you may be feeling/ways to manage what you are going through. The only thing I dislike about my time thus far is that sometimes we end sessions early, however, that is less frequent now and could have been due to me not being able to open up fully as much in the beginning. Overall, would recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 21, 2022
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Sandra has been very helpful and compassionate providing me with a new perspective in my current situation. She makes sure to find the root of the issues you're dealing with to help provide the tools you need to work on yourself. Grateful for her guidance and straightforward approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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HR – Feb 26, 2022
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She has been so integral to a tough time in my life providing with new perspectives and honest truths to help me tackle the deep reforms I want to make. I cannot thank her enough for being such a wonderful thought partner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2022
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I've seen Dr. Lugo for just over a year now and she's changed my life. My anxiety is much more under control, I have far fewer spirals, and when I start to feel a certain way I hear her words guiding me back to a better place. Dr Lugo is very straightforward (which I appreciate) and asks key questions to help you make realizations about yourself. She also makes relevant book recommendations.. and though I've never felt even remotely pressured to read them, I've explored a couple of her suggested titles and found them particularly insightful and interesting. Again, Dr Lugo changed my life.. and my wife appreciates her too! :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 30, 2021
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I truly appreciate Dr. Lugo's straightforward approach. Her calm, sensible demeanor helps set the mood in all our sessions. She gets right to the point but also gives you the space to come to realizations about yourself as she helps guide you. I can honestly say going to her for the past few months has improved my life, both professionally and personally. She also gives wonderful recommendations for books and videos that I've found extremely helpful in my life. I highly recommend going to her.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 04, 2021
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Dr. Lugo is an extremely responsive therapist that does a great job listening to her clients. Additionally, she is knowledgeable about various modalities of therapy and individualizes her treatment so clients can make meaningful progress.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 31, 2021
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Sandra is very helpful and compassionate. She makes sure to find the root of the issues you're dealing with to help provide the tools you need to work on yourself.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 27, 2021
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I recently started seeing Sandra regularly with help in understanding and so controlling my anger. In just a few sessions, I noticed a heightened self awareness and hence, a marked difference in the scale and frequency of my reactions. We have started delving into other aspects of my life and behavior as well and I truly find the sessions illuminating. I wholeheartedly recommend Sandra as a therapist/coach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 16, 2021
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Dr. Lugo is very smart, She is able to communicate with me in a way so that I understand exactly what the point is without feeling offended. My wife and I were not even speaking to each other a few months ago. Now we are happy again. If your looking for couples therapy, Dr Lugo will help you figure it out.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Lugo has been very helpful with numerous things that I have been struggling with for many years. She has helped me see issues more clearly, helped me work through them, and has done it all in a way that never made me feel insecure or judged. While I don't usually look forward to speaking with a mental health professional, I always seem to feel better after a conversation with her. All in all I can't thank her enough.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Jan 05, 2021
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I recommend Dr Lugo because her guidance and support during this process has been professional and friendly. His ability to listen is extraordinary and he always tries to make you look inside yourself, he encourages you to positive changes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 30, 2020
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Solid problem solver. Dr. Lugo is caring problem solver. I've been working with her for a few months, and after we got used to each other she was great. She gives you alot to think about and pushes you to work through your stressors in a productive way.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 29, 2020
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I found her to be a bit cold at times and dismissive of my problems. As I had depression and anxiety I stayed with her. But from the beginning what bothered me was how abruptly the sessions ended and how she asked me to pay right after we were talking about something serious (for me at least). I understand that it’s something that has to be done but I did not appreciate how the payment aspect was handled. She did not work for me as a therapist personally, and immediately noticed a difference when I changed my therapist.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Dec 15, 2020
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Dr. Lugo is very direct while also very kind. I very much like working with her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 28, 2020
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I have been working with Sandra for about 3 months. The past 3 months have been the most transformative months for me this year and probably my adult life. I have been learning more about my thought patterns and behavior. She has been very good at giving practical tips/techniques to help me adjust me mindset and behavior. I strongly believe that by continuing to working with her I will be able to have a very wholesome life that I am proud of.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 28, 2020
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We didn't really fit. Her approach didn't feel tailored to my situation. She didn't always pay attention during sessions. She also seemed more concerned with money than other therapists. I understand the need to get paid, but her emphasis on this was offputting as I had given no signs of being unreliable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
2 people found this helpful
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Aug 23, 2020
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I recently started working with Sandra and feel like I have already made progress. She is very easy to talk to, trustworthy and flexible with scheduling. I have found her suggested readings/videos/podcasts outside our session extremely insightful and thought provoking, making our weekly sessions more productive. She clearly takes time to cater to each person's unique situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 22, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr. Lugo for 5 years with a break in between due to personal obligations. The periods in my life when I was seeing her has always led to a positive direction, thanks to her guidance through our therapy sessions. My life is in a better place mentally because of Dr. Lugo and extremely grateful to have her as my therapist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 29, 2020
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I first sought out Dr. Lugo in my twenties dealing with some anxiety. I’m back again after moving away for some time because while I’ve tried other therapists, Dr. Lugo is the best. There is definitely a professionalism, courtesy & consistency but also warm, compassionate and provides an overall feeling of caring. She is knowledgeable and culturally competent. After my sessions with Dr. Lugo I always face the week with tools to help me get through! Not only is she the best therapist I’ve worked with but also has a style I’d hope to emulate in my own career.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 23, 2020
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Came to therapy looking for tools on how to cope with issues. Dr. Lugo doles out pat advice that doesn't relate to me and my problems at all. I told her about feeling depressed, she told me that all I needed was to focus on the positives and look at the bright side. 10 cent advice for $150 a session!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 23, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Psychological services has helped many understand and work through the emotional roadblocks that are causing struggle and get in the way of leading a full...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
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Education

2020
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Certification
2019
DBT Certified
2007
Training Institute For Mental Health
2002
New York University, Robert Wagner Graduate School Of Public Service
2001
New York University School Of Social Work
2000
Jewish Board Of Family and Children Services
Internship Hospital
1997
New York University
Undergraduate School
NIP Integrative Trauma Program 2018
NYU Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 2004
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R's top areas of care?

Sandra Lugo frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Adolescent Counseling, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Sandra Lugo treats.

Where is Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R's office located?

Sandra Lugo's office is located at 412 6 Ave # 404, New York, NY 10011. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Sandra Lugo, LCSW-R speak?

Sandra Lugo speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Sandra Lugo Mental Health Services412 6 Ave # 404 New York, NY 10011
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