Corrada Pasqualina Spatola MHC-LP

“The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.” Lena Waithe, 2017

Different.  It’s a trait that makes one stand out from the crowd.  It’s what catches the attention of others.  More than anything, difference is something that should be embraced.  Being unique and different is an integral part of human life, which is why Corrada’s foundation in therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach.  Instead, she looks at each of her clients with an open mind and heart, while paying special attention to their needs and goals.  Corrada incorporates a combination of psychotherapeutic and humanistic approaches to therapy, such as Motivational Therapy, creating a space of empowerment, ambition and confidence for her clients.   Unique to each and every client, Corrada helps her clients articulate their emotions, feelings and concerns, so that her clients can reach their goals and ultimately, attain a healthier state of mental well-being.

Born into an immigrant family and being a native New Yorker, Corrada is no stranger to difference.  Corrada earned her her BA in Forensic Psychology and then her MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  During her college career, Corrada was a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, and partook in a research study on gender differences.  Corrada has a clinical background working with the juvenile and adult sexual offender populations. Her experience at John Jay inspired many of her areas of interest,  including gender roles and multiculturalism and ultimately, their impacts on relationships, self-image, society, professional settings, and the criminal justice system.

Corrada is a big believer in breaking the stigma on mental health and illness, which is a main reason why she chose pursuing a career as a mental health professional.  Through her experience within the field, she has learned that one of the most beautiful things about life is that no matter what happened to you in the past, you always have the opportunity to rise and begin again.