Be yourself - everyone else is taken! My practice focuses on men struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, and anxiety. These often manifest as difficulties in romantic, social, and work success. I help my clients feel better about themselves, less alone, and more capable of loving and being loved. My clients end up feeling more comfortable in their own skins and engage in life, work, and relationships with greater confidence.
My eclectic professional and cultural background powers my ability to join with people from all walks of life, young and old. In particular, my bilingual upbringing and life experience allows me to practice psychotherapy in Russian with native Russian speakers.
You’re taking an incredibly brave step by reaching out for help. I understand how difficult it can be to open up; I also believe the benefits to embracing that vulnerability can be incredible. It is an honor for me to be that person to walk along side you through your personal journey. Together we can help you to find greater self-acceptance, understanding, insight and peace with yourself and with others. ***I am licensed to provide therapy in both New York and Illinois***
Many of us are not feeling fulfilled by our lives, feel lonely, or are having difficulty making sense of who we have been and who we want to become. Most of us don’t know how to make the changes that we want as we are feeling and being perpetually overwhelmed. Maybe you are not feeling content in your relationships, career, or sense of who you are. Often our unhappiness, pain, and uncertainty is caused by the anxiety, shame, and defenses that many of us internalize. Together, we will get you on the road to feeling confident with yourself where you are at and with your relationships.
Coming from a small town in Pennsylvania, I decided that I would move to New York after graduating, as I wanted to work with others of various backgrounds and experiences. Working with others and assisting them in their own successes has always been my passion. I feel that my personality allows me to engage with you genuinely, and much of my training is in trauma-informed care and harm reduction. My listening skills and patient demeanor allow me to build a rapport with clients in a natural and organic manner.
Finding a therapist you work well with can be difficult. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I provide a safe space to explore your beliefs and concerns without judgement. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and as a Certified Sex Therapist, I provide short-term and long-term therapy to individuals, families and couples. I work with those who have questions about sexuality, gender identity, fetishes, gender expression and parents of LGBT children. I also work with couples, thrupples, etc who want to reclaim their passion, get through a rough patch or simply want to experience their relationship's greatest potential.
I have fifteen years of experience working with a wide range of issues - from anxiety, depression, and the effects of trauma, to issues related to gender and sexuality, as well as difficulties in relationships, work, and school. My training is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the William Alanson White Institute, and I also have experience working in a supportive therapy approach. I work to create an open and non-judgmental atmosphere rooted in curiosity and deep respect for your life, your mind, and your aspirations.
In these unsettling times, it can be all too easy to revert to the comfort of the familiar. But before you act reflexively, ask yourself whether you can imagine acting reflectively and with intention. Our work together will encourage you to examine your automatic beliefs and default settings and question whether old patterns are serving you well. Experimenting with fresh approaches to challenging situations often leads to surprising new outcomes and allows you to reshape the narrative you carry about yourself, which in turn may shift your relationships with others.
Seeking help to find peace with what may be causing you pain or to heal from emotional and psychological scaring is not an easy process. It takes true courage and strength to acknowledge your own limitations in finding solutions and being vulnerable enough to allow someone else to support you on your journey of healing. Within communities of color, it may be taboo to seek help, and possibly a fear of being misunderstood or judged when discussing your struggles.
**Currently Accepting new clients!**** Hello! I am a passionate and warm bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Master of Social Worker. I have clinical experience in different settings including outpatient treatment programs, school settings and private practice. I can work with all age groups from teens to adults.
Welcome! I know the search for a therapist can be a daunting one, but it is a sign of hopefulness that you are here today and ready for change! Maybe you’re feeling stuck in a cycle that's no longer serving you. Or maybe you are questioning your career or relationship choices. Whatever is bringing you in, we will work together to build upon your strengths and work towards your goals.
You may want or feel like you need to take the next step in your career or learn how to manage a blind spot at work. Perhaps your career success feels on track, but you have to enhance the balance of work with the rest of your life. Or, maybe you simply want to sharpen your motivations and be held accountable for following through on things. These are only a few situations that can be handled in executive and personal coaching.
Hi, I'm glad you are here. It would be an honor to work together and create space for healing to align your life with authenticity and meaning true to who you are. Whatever stage of life you are in, there is hope and possibility for new depths. I believe each person's path to wholeness is unique and enjoy working with clients to discover their inner maps. My approach is rooted in collaborative exploration for new experiences of safety, growth, and healing to emerge and restore balance. My experience includes crisis counseling, psychotherapy, art therapy, and end of life and bereavement therapy.
Maggie takes a holistic approach and truly sees each client as an individual, tailoring treatment to incorporate clients' unique strengths and desires. She mixes cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with psychodynamic, mindfulness, and person-centered methods to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, and more. She works with clients to make lasting change by increasing insight and addressing underlying issues that are the source of their distress. She has worked for a suicide prevention/crisis hotline, counseled individuals who are homeless, volunteered with hospice patients, and worked with clients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
I believe in a humanistic, collaborative, and strengths-based approach to therapy. If you're struggling with anxiety, self-image issues, or relationship issues, I'm here to help facilitate your movement towards growth. I also enjoy working with adoptees of all ages interested in exploring their experiences. I offer art as way to deepen our work together, and to allow for introspection.
I believe therapy is an adventurous journey into the soul. It is a journey that one embarks on in order to find out who they are and what they want out of life. I specialize in working with people who suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship issues and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also help my clients with stress management. I help my clients navigate journeys toward enhanced peace and happiness.
*Accepting new couples & individual therapy clients. All sessions are virtual. OON.* Are you looking for a more embodied, connected, and fulfilling life? Maybe you tried traditional talk therapy before, but found it wasn’t enough? If you are seeking lasting, holistic personal growth and open to working on it, consider my integrated mind-body-spirit approach. I can help you develop your inner resources to navigate stressful periods; balance your nervous system; communicate clearly and effectively; tend to unprocessed grief; understand your inner conflicts, mood changes, unexpressed creativity, soul longings; and more.
Seeing your child angry, depressed, anxious, and engaging in self destructive behaviors like cutting or using substances is overwhelming, confusing and frightening. Maybe something recently happened that explains these changes, or maybe it feels like this has come out of nowhere. Either way, you have come to the right place, and I am here to help. I have devoted my practice to supporting teens and their families through one of the most tumultuous times of their life.
Creating an emotionally safe environment for the client is crucial in fostering personal insight and change. I believe regardless of age, a humanistic approach and strong therapeutic alliance can help establish a connection with the client to allow growth and change.
I have extensive experience treating children and adolescents. For 11 years, I traveled into elementary, middle, and high schools to provide individual and group therapy for students. I am comfortable and confident helping children and adolescents better understand and process their feelings, perceptions, and behaviors through the combined use of play-therapy, applied creative arts, and behavioral modification.
I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. Together, we will work to better understand the nature of your current difficulties, and together, we will find a better way through. Whether you are facing issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or past traumas, I am here to help and support you. I help my clients overcome difficulties and develop new insights and emotional skills. I customize treatment plans based on the unique needs and goals of my clients.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Downtown, Brooklyn 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 Downtown, Brooklyn 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.
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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 Downtown, Brooklyn, or Child Psychologists in Downtown, Brooklyn.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown, Brooklyn 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 Downtown, Brooklyn 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.