Life can be very challenging at times and our usual way of managing doesn't work as effectively as it used to. Our coping skills aren't helping us to feel a sense of control and well-being and we end up feeling overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, we can't sleep well, we under eat or overeat, experience mood changes and possible difficulties managing work, relationships and home life.
I am committed to helping you understand what you are going through, developing strategies to make changes, assisting you with stress reduction so that you feel more comfortable within yourself and your life.
I serve individual adults as a CERTIFIED JUNGIAN ANALYST sensitive to injustice and cruelty within one’s society, work setting, family and/or partnership, and especially within one’s own psyche. This covers your concerns about mood, relationships, sex and sexuality, creativity issues, compulsions, coping with change or loss, lack of passion, disorganization, or effects of neglect, abuse or trauma. We would aim at your gaining greater clarity and self-acceptance and living authentically and more fully. We might explore dreams, fantasies and whatever else your soul expresses, applying courage, honesty, humility and imagination.
People thinks you have it together all of the time. Really, you are overwhelmed spending all your energy making it look so. No one would know you are highly stressed, both at work and at home. You take care of everyone else's needs before your own, and while its exhausting, you feel too guilty to put yourself first. You have always succeeded in school and in work because that was what was expected of you. However, you know you are not living your truth. You know it's because you never took the time to figure out what truly fulfills you. As you try to sleep your heart pounds while you criticize yourself for not being good enough.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BC-DMT, CMA
Are you feeling stuck? Many people seek therapy when they are lacking energy or direction in some aspect of their life. Sometimes sadness won't leave. Or anxiety grows. Often past hurt and trauma interferes with daily life. Or it is difficult to negotiate one of life's transitions: finding or changing work life; partnering/marrying; moving/settling; separating/divorcing: birth; aging; illness and pain, or death of a loved one. Whatever the reason for seeking help we decide on the goals, charting a clear path for the journey to emotional health and greater satisfaction in life.
Due to high demand we have a waiting list for new clients. Openings expected October 2021. In offices that look like an art studio our licensed mental health therapists can help you improve your relationships, reduce anxiety, and reconnect to your own sense of competence and worth. We help people live happier, better connected, productive lives by combining the arts with proven psychological treatment. We are licensed to practice psychotherapy and creative arts therapies. In business for 12 years, we are at the forefront in providing creative arts therapy services to adults, children, families and agencies in New York.
I have over thirty years experience working in both school and clinical settings. I specialize in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, social difficulties and ADHD. My work with adults includes helping to manage feelings of depression and anxiety and to improve interpersonal relationships.
We seek therapy when we find ourselves stuck. My role is to help you get unstuck so that you can live a happier and more rewarding life. Working collaboratively, we will identify and explore unrecognized patterns of relationship. Our basic experience of the world is largely determined by the nature of these patterns. I can help you change these patterns, and in this way to discover new possibilities for living.
After an eleven-year career working with adolescents and young adults as a teacher and basketball coach, I made the conscious decision to apply those experiences towards the path of becoming a licensed social worker. Adolescence is, in many ways, messy. Continuing to delve into that messiness with clients seemed to be the most natural next step in my career. I believe that each person’s story is unique and worthy of being told, and I aim to support clients in making meaning of their stories as we work together.
Many people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unable to cope in today's world. Seeking support is the first step on a heaing journey. For over 25 years I've worked with clients who have been experiencing a variety of challenges. Most have underlying trauma expressing itself in a multitude of ways; anxiety, depression, body image, substance abuse, & self harm. Many have experienced loss, grief and have difficulty transitioning to a new stage in life. Trauma and loss have increased in our current world. As a response, I've expanded my client base to address the myriad losses, and the resulting trauma many people are facing today.
We all have the fundamental need to grow into and express who we are meant to be. However, this natural process can be inhibited by our need to adapt to pressures of family and society, by trauma, or by seemingly unresolvable contradictions in our personality. The goal of therapy is to bring this latent process to life, and to make it more conscious. A good therapeutic relationship will help you to be more receptive to yourself and to notice and honor these inner workings.
I believe that change is possible...and necessary to reach our goals for a happier life. I imagine you are ready for a change, either in your circumstances, your emotional state, or in patterns and behaviors that keep you stuck. Everyone needs help in order to identify blind spots and see things from a different perspective. I love working with anyone who is ready to take on the challenge of exploring their difficulties and overcoming obstacles that get in the way of feeling successful and satisfied.
Are you searching for a compassionate, mindful, evidence-based approach to coaching and believe that great challenges in life can be a source of meaning and growth? An Acceptance and Commitment approach to coaching seeks to increase psychological flexibility and help clients live more meaningful lives in line with their personal values. My clients are parents and families who are coping with a diagnosis of ASD of a loved one. They are looking for highly experienced guidance and support. My coaching clients are also typical adults who seek to regain meaning, peace of mind, and joy following significant life altering events.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 9 years, working with individuals and couples in a clinical setting, as well as private psychotherapy. I believe that every person can reach their potential, strive towards their goals, heal from their past and obtain happiness by learning how to be present in their lives; while learning how to be insightful about oneself and gain empowerment.
Have the huge life changes induced by the Covid-19 pandemic brought you to the brink of despair? Many patients grapple with employment change or loss and a resulting lack of structure, identity and purpose in life. Others struggle with spending 24 hours a day with their partners and/or children and attempt to console themselves with substances. Older folks and ones with chronic and/or life-threatening disease experience increased isolation and helplessness. We've all lost some of our favorite coping mechanisms! Psychotherapy enables you to reveal a self you may have kept hidden and to cope and change in ways that you desire.
I offer brief effective counseling for relationship and sexual enhancement. For forty years, I've been helping individuals and couples to meet their goals: better communication, less conflict, greater intimacy and a better sexual life.I take a fresh approch to everyone to find the most efficient yet sensitive way to help. My training in Psychotherapy, Family and Relationship Therapy and Sex Therapy allows me a full range of skills to improve your life.I have experience working with persons of various religious and cultural traditions and work with people of all ages and sexual orientations. Check out www.mariandunn.com
The decision to begin therapy is rarely easy, but once you begin you may be surprised by the changes that unfold. Finding a therapist who helps you feel safe, supported, and challenged is central to this process.
Making the choice to seek and begin therapy is positive and courageous. It's often a valuable step toward resolving the issues that are blocking the pleasure and fulfillment you deserve. Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Poor body image? Do you have concerns about your sexual functioning? Issues with libido? Pain or discomfort with sexual activities? Having relationship difficulties? Struggling with sexual identity, orientation, or gender expression? Any or all of these can impact your overall well being. I aim to support your capacity to grow and change, feel grounded, and to live to your highest possibility!
I provide trauma-focused individual and EMDR therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16 an up) who struggle with anxiety, depression, panic, trust/abandonment issues, relationship problems including codependency/intimacy dysfunction, self esteem/identity issues and symptoms related to childhood trauma which can include: flashbacks, nightmares/night terrors, sleep distrubance, avoidance of trauma-related stimuli and hypervigilance.
Isn’t this the worst?! Has something just happened and you feel like you’ve had enough and are going to try therapy? At some point in our lives we have all felt not good enough, not like ourselves or worried about the future or social situations. It can be really painful to go through your daily life feeling overwhelmed and inadequate.
It takes courage to reach out for help and take action to change your life. Selecting a therapist who is the best fit for your personality and situation is an important decision. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I counsel adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a strength-based approach to help my clients define and achieve their goals. One of my main interests is in working with couples to help them understand their needs as individuals and as partners and to communicate more effectively. I also work with individuals to make their lives more satisfying and rewarding. At this time, I am providing telehealth services.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring, or Child Psychologists in Cold Spring.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring 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.