Cekira Bush-Miguel, LMSW
Cekira Bush-Miguel received her bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College in 2012 and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College in 2016. She then obtained her Seminar in Field Instruction from Columbia University in 2021.
She provides evidenced based treatment and mental health services to diverse populations of all ages. Cekira uses several therapeutic approaches such as Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and motivational interviewing. She specializes in emotional and behavioral diagnoses, trauma, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. She utilizes mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, communication, and coping techniques. Cekira has extensive experience working within the child welfare system in mental health treatment and therapeutic case management allowing her to address trauma in various forms such as abuse, neglect, and poverty.
As a Black and Latina woman, Cekira values culture, respect, acceptance, individual difference, and empowerment. She believes the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation play a powerful role in shaping our lived experiences. Cekira takes pride in her ability to connect and gain trust with her clients. She believes that a skilled therapist should always operate from a strength based, non-judgmental, and culturally competent lens.
Cekira was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in Staten Island, New York, with her pets, Roxie and Sophia.
When not working, she enjoys binge watching television shows and spending time with her loved ones. Cekira is a true New Yorker and loves her city. She finds happiness in being able to give back to her community.