Dr Lucie Taustine (she/her/hers)

Ph.D. in clinical psychology, post-doctoral training, RN
Accepting Clients

I'm Dr. Lucie M. Taustine, a licensed/certified (clinical) psychologist, psychoanalyst, hypnotherapist, and RN, with decades of experience.

Clinical Psychologist in Massapequa Park, NY

About My Clients

My patients are adult individuals and couples with diverse backgrounds and varied needs. They represent every gender, orientation, and identification. I work with patients experiencing a wide array of symptoms and issues, ranging from mild concerns through catastrophic symptoms. People of all ethnicities, faiths, races, belief systems, and cultures are welcome in my practice, and can expect to find respect, genuine caring, palpable empathy, dignity, and collaborative treatment.

My Background and Approach

My approach to understanding people is grounded in diverse psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory, which basically means that I believe in both conscious and unconscious motivations for our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Not every patient wants or chooses to work in this way, and my skillset also includes cognitive behavioral therapy, therapeutic hypnosis, family systems theory, holistic approaches, integrative treatment, humanistic and existential modalities, and life coaching (which is not covered by insurance, because it is not classified as psychotherapy). Over our first few sessions, we will determine what kind of treatment will best help you achieve and maintain your mental health goals. (For our continued safety, all treatment and supervision continues to be virtual, on Zoom, which is HIPAA compliant).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold the belief that we are all much more similar than different. We all want and need many of the same emotional, interpersonal, and internal things... self-respect, respect from others, security, love, safety, an internal sense of power and self-efficacy, to know we matter in the world. Within our sameness, though, the spark of uniqueness is what sets us apart, and that flame needs to be fanned and nurtured. I am a straight cis woman, a loud and proud LGBTQ+ ally, a staunch BLM supporter, a social liberal, a believer in science. As a devout vegan and animal rights activist, I remain respectful yet powerful in my position. My world is populated by people whose beliefs are diverse, and I am steadfastly supportive and encouraging of individuality, while believing that all opinions are most powerful when supported by verifiable facts. I am honored and humbled by the faith and trust my patients place in me, and work assiduously to continue to deserve it.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • AARP
  • MagnaCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 42 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 250/session


(516) 799-3320 Email Dr Lucie
50 White Cove Walk
Massapequa Park, NY 11762-4027
All treatment and supervision is currently virtual.

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