Nyita Hanley, LCSW

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Ms. Nyita Hanley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing care to clients in New York.  Ms. Hanley finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Black Studies and Master’s Degree in Sociology in SUNY New Paltz. She also obtained her second Master’s Degree in Social work from Fordham University. 

Her passion is working with people in transitional phases of life. She works to help her clients to better understand themselves and to tap in their existing strengths as well as discover internal strengths they never realized before. Her goal is to help them feel happier and more fulfilled, and for them to emerge stronger and more confident. 

What keeps her working as a therapist is seeing transformation happen overtime with her clients. She is passionate about assisting patients in getting to their desired goals. 

She was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. She has been working in the social work field for 14 years. She started out providing case management services to pregnant adolescents. Then transitioned to working with adults when she obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2010. She also started providing therapy in 2010 after many of her clients expressed that she was a good listener, and asked if they could come back to see her. She began working towards her clinical hours by working in mental health clinics. She has experienced working with clients with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, gried, anger management, relationship issues, and worked with adolescents and children on emotional regulation skills. She also has experience with the LGBTQIA community. 

When Ms. Hanley is not working, she spends her time with family. She enjoys outdoor activities and watching crime shows. She sees herself as determined, outgoing, observant, honest, and intuitive. 

Ms. Hanley is committed to helping her clients get better, working towards their life goals, and supporting through the journey of self work; a strength-based therapist who utilizes integrative approach such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. 


Education & Training

State University of New York, New Paltz

Ms. Hanley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Black Studies and Master’s Degree in Sociology in SUNY New Paltz.

Fordham University

Ms. Hanley holds a second Master’s Degree in Social work from Fordham University.