I have been a social worker at a large NYC hospital for over thirty years, in addition to maintaining a private practice. Most of the people I've encountered have either struggled with a chronic condition and all the associated family and mental health issues- or had the upheaval of a serious diagnosis. Illness impacts every aspect of an individuals life- from employment, to disclosure, to intimate relationships. My approach is empathetic, yet direct and I have an excellent grasp of the challenges of dealing with the health care system. My work is to empower clients to utilize their strengths and to develop new coping strategies.
The journey to effective introspection and true knowledge of self is both arduous and entirely fulfilling. If you have ventured to this platform, seeking to invest in this process to evolve, you recognize that it is your time. Your time to examine the past, your time to let go of the hurts that have held you back, your time to change and to challenge fixed ideas about what you deserve. Together, we will develop a peaceful, safe, environment, where I can assist you in exploring areas where you would like to gain better insight, identify frozen points, and summon the utmost confidence to motivate monumental change in your life.
We all experience challenges and problems that get in the way of living a happy and fulfilled life. Therapy is a great place for growth, healing, and overcoming obstacles in a safe, confidential, and warm environment. I value your time and commitment to self-care and will collaborate with you to navigate through life’s roadblocks.
I love working with those who know they are ready for change. Many seek to create a life that they can proudly call their own. Perhaps you have tried many times, or you are just now realizing you're not living the life you want. I have worked for years with people wanting to create their best life, and have found a uniquely collaborative way of working that removes internal barriers while changing ways of relating to others, so that a happier, healthier life is more than just possible, it becomes a living reality.
While many of us face similar life challenges, the ways in which these experiences impact us varies greatly. I strive to tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each unique individual, couple, and family. I utilize the process of mutual exploration of issues that stem from the past while staying rooted in the present issues that prompted the decision to seek out help. In times of crisis, I shift into a more active role and focus on skills coaching and managing stress. I provide individual therapy to adolescents, adults, and older adults and have experience treating families and couples.
How can I help? Do you desire to learn how to handle stress better, experience peace of mind, take things in stride, or reach your goals? My patients are people with chronic medical illness and with those suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, depression, trauma, or insomnia. I ask a lot of the people with whom I work. Much of the treatment takes place between sessions, with me acting much as a coach would. Efforts are made to build upon a person's strengths. Why not start building a better life today?
With 35 years in practice and specialized training in marital/family therapy and psychological trauma, I have a broad understanding of the difficulties that bring people to therapy.
Together we can change problematic relationship patterns in your personal life or work.
If you suffer from anxiety or depression, have experienced early or more recent trauma that is distressing and limits your ability to function, or experiencing difficulties related to past or current relationships, we can work to resolve the problems keeping you from moving forward and leading a more fulfilling life.
Please call me to see how I might be of help.
We are a caring group of highly qualified clinicians with extensive experience in a variety of specialities providing therapeutic services to adults, children, couples and families. We provide assessments and treatment for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship issues, behavioral, learning, social, gender identity and substance abuse issues. Most of our therapists are in-network with insurance or we work with our clients and offer a sliding scale fee and utilize out of network benefits when possible. Visit our website for more information and to get started: Villagetherapygroup.com
I have experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and life stages. I welcome people of all racial identities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations. My work has included finding new ways to navigate anxiety, depression, emotional pain, trauma, psychedelic experiences, or learning to set boundaries in relationships and live life more intentionally and authentically. I am actively engaged in the psychedelic community and am passionate about the use of psychedelics and entheogenic plants to improve human health and overall well-being.
I am a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who evaluates and provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I received my Ph.D. from Fordham University and completed my clinical psychology internship at Westchester County Medical Center Psychiatric Institute/New York Medical College. I also completed a post-doctoral training program in clinical neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University. As a clinician, I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques including but not limited to cognitive restructuring, systematic desensitization, functional analytic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I also have a special interest in transpersonal psychotherapy and financial psychology.
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Wow! Are you feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, bored, and/or depressed Dealing with the isolation of this pandemic? Are you worried about your job? About you health? Are you unable to sleep? Are your children acting up? You are not alone. What an unbelievably difficult time we are all going through. I am here to help you and your children. None of us are immune to the issues in our current environment. Please reach out for help because it can make a huge difference in improving your overall functioning. I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults. Don’t wait..reach out today!
I have been in practice for many years and have been involved in the training of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. I have come to believe that each person is unique and that the therapy has to be tailored accordingly. In fact, the art of relating deeply depends on the ability to be able to understand the other' personality in its’ own right and to be able to respond to their individuality with a great deal of acceptance and warmth. The establishment of a good therapeutic relationship is one of the keys to achieving a positive outcome.
As founder of Gentle Growth Therapeutic Services, I provide psychotherapy to adults, couples and groups who are seeking to heal from the results of painful childhoods and current losses. It is important to me that people feel both understood by me, and that I am connected to them. We comfortably discuss ideas or questions about our work together.
People with whom I work are concerned about stress, family problems, addiction, childhood abuse, rape, divorce or domestic violence. I am most excited and enlivened when I witness people gain new understanding about their situations or find and use new personal strengths.
Life is all about our patterns. Being able to change our patterns is hard work. My hope is to find clients who understand that we are not chasing perfection, rather we are chasing insight, self-awareness and improvement. Having a growth mind-set is invaluable to making positive life changes. Hopefully, my clients and I can work together to explore their own patterns and utilize adaptive strategies and plans to set realistic goals and bring about improvement in their lives.
I am a psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups to improve self-esteem and interpersonal relationships, manage life transitions, and develop skills to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. My clinical approach is rooted in a psychodynamic orientation, meaning I help patients understand – and uncover the connections between – their past experiences and present realities.
Ms. Elsa I. Arce is a Bilingual (Spanish-Speaking) LMHC, Abundance Certified Coach and a Shamanic Reiki Master. Trained as a traditional clinical psychotherapist, she provides therapy for children, young adults, couples, and families with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, attention-deficit, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, and family relational stress. In addition, she practices nontraditional Energy Psychology therapies that are also evidenced based. Elsa works part-time at a foster care agency and has a private practice in Westchester, NY.
Whether you’re an individual struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, perfectionism, self-esteem, etc. or a couple struggling to communicate in a healthier way, my humanistic, and dynamic approach can assist you in creating long-lasting sustainable change. I have particular experience in helping adults ranging in ages from 20 - 60 in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and helping them to deal with relationships, work issues, self-confidence and life transitions.
I have been in private practice for over 25 years providing counseling to adults, adolescents, couples and families. Although I specialize in couple and family therapy, I also have extensive experience addressing problems of anxiety depression, mood disorders, ADHD, learning and social disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse. I also provide evaluations and treatment for individuals facing life crises such as divorce, chronic illness, infertility, adoption and job loss.
Are you or a family member struggling with feelings of anxiety or sadness? Having issues with relationships? Just feel like making some changes in your life ? Whatever your issues are , if you need someone to listen to you (without judging) and help you navigate through some of life's difficult journeys, please reach out. I will stand with you in the mess and together we will work on putting some order into whatever chaos you feel. The first step is the hardest! Send me an email or pick up the phone and give me a call. Let's see if we can figure things out together.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Briarcliff Manor are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Briarcliff Manor then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Briarcliff Manor, or Child Psychologists in Briarcliff Manor.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Briarcliff Manor psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Briarcliff Manor specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.