Banks Clippinger

Position: Clinical Intern
Areas of Work: *Out of Network*, 12- Step Friendly, Addiction Counseling, Additional Areas of Specialization, Adjustment Disorder, Adult Psychotherapy, Adults (25-64), Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Disorder, Artist-Related Stress, Asexual, Asexual, Asexual Abuse Trauma, Attachment Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Betrayal Trauma, Biofeedback, Bisexual, Bisexual, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Buddhist, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Burnout, Canabis Use disorder, Childhood Trauma, Christian, Coaching, Codependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma, Confidence Issues, Coping Mechanism Development, Couples (Relationship Therapy), Creative Blocks, Cultural Competence, Dating, Depression, Dialectical, Drama Therapy, Dreams, Drug Use, Early Childhood Trauma, Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders, Emerging Adulthood, Emotional Abuse, Emotionally Focused, Existential Anxiety, Existential Crisis or Transition, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Dynamics / Systems, Family Therapy, Fear of Failure, Fidelis Care of New York, Gaslighting, Gay, Gay, Gender Dysphoria, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Imposter Syndrome, Indecision, Individual Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma, Jewish, Lesbian, Lesbian, Level 1 Clinician, Life Transitions, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Marijuana Disorder, Masculinity-Related Stress, Men's Issues, Mid-Life Crisis, Mindful-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narcissistic Personality, Non-Binary, Nonreligious, Open Relationships/Non-Monogomy, Panic Disorder, Pansexual, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, Perinatal Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Porn Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-College Fears, Premarital / Marital, Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Quarter-Life Crisis, Queer, Queer, Queer-Competent, Questioning, Recently Moved, Relationship Struggles / Issues, Romantic Life, Rumination, School Phobia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self-Harm / Injury, Self-Reflection, Seniors (65+), Separation Anxiety, Sex Positive/Kink Friendly, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Fear, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sibling-Related Stress, Sleep Disorder, Social Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Social Life, Spiritual Crisis or Transition, Sports Performance, Stammer, Straight, Strength-Based, Stress, Stress Management, Teenagers/Adolescents (13-17), Trans-Competant, Transgender, Transitioning, Trauma / Trauma Focused, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trichotillomania/Body-Focused Repetitive Disease, Video Game Addiction, Vulnerability, Women's Health, Women's Issues / Obstacles, Worry, Young Adulthood, Young Adults (18-24)
Location: Tele-Health/Virtual

Banks (they/she) is a graduate student at Columbia University concurrently pursuing an Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling, a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, and an Advanced Certificate in Sexuality, Women & Gender. She received a B.A. in Art History and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), before relocating from Los Angeles to New York in 2020. As a student member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Banks conducts and supports research that explores the intersections of spiritual beliefs/practices and marginalization, as well as consensual non-monogamy (CNM) and psychological health. She employs psychotherapeutic approaches that are culturally sensitive, LGBTQIA+ affirmative, person-centered and strengths-based. Banks draws from a wide range of modalities including psychodynamic, existential, and narrative therapies, investigating topics such as storytelling, attachment, pleasure, meaning, purpose, and beyond. To support folks in addressing their own self-determined questions and concerns, Banks takes a collaborative approach, recognizing the client as the expert on their own life. Banks is committed to meeting people wherever they are on their path and walking alongside them with curiosity, authenticity, and compassion, whether that be for a few sessions or a few years. 
 
Banks was born in New Haven, CT and grew up in Princeton, NJ. She is twenty-six years old, white, able-bodied, queer, gender queer, and CNM. Outside of school and research, Banks enjoys going to see live music, practicing yoga, and visiting art museums. She won ‘closet nerd’ in her high school yearbook and can often still be found with her nose in a good book. 

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