I am a psychodynamic clinical social worker interested and experienced in working with individuals (ages 18-75), couples and families facing life transitions. My preferred method of practice is goal oriented with an emphasis on self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Through clarity of goals, I'll guide you through any life transitions to identify priorities and values and assist to bring the courage to change to the surface of your life so that you can live in harmony and balance.
Psychotherapy is a tool to help individuals further develop their emotional lives. I believe that by verbalizing thoughts, feelings, and experiences in an open, nonjudgmental environment individuals can gain insight and emotional growth often leading to a reduction in anxiety, sadness and relationship discord
Dr. Rebecca A. Fontanetta is a board-eligible pediatric neuropsychologist who received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her clinical psychology internship at St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute-St. Vincent Hospital and fellowships at both Mass General for Children at NSMC and Stony Brook Medicine.
Self-love leads to happiness and acceptance of yourself. Sometimes we struggle with self-love; that’s okay and normal. Pursuing therapy is a great step towards practicing self-love! In therapy we will work on identifying barriers that prevent you from fully loving yourself, learn healthy ways to cope with life, and strengthen your self-care. We will also work on dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties in communication, self-doubt, decision making, and relationship issues, all which contribute to a healthy sense of self-love and confidence.
As a mental health counselor, I create a warm, supportive environment where an individual can express their feelings in detail without feeling judged or criticized. I believe in treatment being tailored to the individuals specific needs. I do this by developing an understanding of your background so I can better assist your present concerns. Specializing in client centered psychotherapy and rational emotive cognitive behavioral therapy, I assist my patients in overcoming obstacles, developing strategies to reach personal goals, and creating effective coping skills to help manage stressful situations.
I believe that therapy should help you to understand the forces that made you who you are, empower you to escape the patterns of interaction and negative feelings that seem inescapable, help you find your voice and discover more effective ways to navigate life's challenges. Therapy is worth something if in the end, it helps you to change the way you operate or feel differently about yourself. That's why I will encourage you to turn what we learn about you into alternate ways of interacting and to encourage you to practice these in the situations you face.
For many people, facing life's problems can be scary, and asking for help in confronting them seems down right impossible. If you are one of these people, therapy may be beneficial to you. Therapy can help you develop a deeper understanding of these challenging issues as well as a greater understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. By helping you articulate your thoughts and feelings, and gaining a better understanding of your past experiences, we can work together to help you live a more satisfying and meaningful life.
Often times the most challenging periods of life are when we are in transition. Perhaps you are just beginning college and are feeling overwhelmed at all the new expectations, social dynamics, freedom and responsibilities. Maybe you are about to graduate and the uncertainty of what come next feels daunting or paralyzing. Or, are you pregnant or newly postpartum? Becoming a parent is one of the most emotion-filled and life changing transitions an individual makes in their life. How do you find yourself coping through these times? Are you able to make room for the entire spectrum of feelings that are a part of the journey?
As a MHC, I work with people from all backgrounds and ages, as well as couples. My approach encompasses a variety of methods, depending upon the best fit. There is a leaning towards IFS (Internal Family Systems; I am Level 1 certified.) However, psychodynamics and attachment theory often have a large influence. Adaptation and challenge have essential meaning for each unique case. My belief is that interaction should be well-paced. There is an important consideration around education, as I have also received a degree in Psycho-education (Fr.). The client's agenda is key. My goal is for each client to become their own therapist.
If your feeling uncomfortable with the way your life is going give North Shore Services a call. We have licensed therapists who have been helping people work through issues so that they can live up to their potential and feel good about themselves. If you or someone you love is suffering with a drug or alcohol addiction North Shore Services has counselors with over 30 years of experience who can help guide you on the road to recovery. Teenagers who are not happy, feeling anxious and struggling with life. We offer group counseling that provides support and solutions.
Are you still depressed even though you have tried several antidepressants? Are you worried about a son or daughter who is on antidepressant medication, abusing alcohol or drugs, and is not getting better? Call me. I have been helping people with depression, bipolar illness, and alcohol/drug abuse for over four decades. I will help you learn research-proven tools to manage anxiety, self-criticism, and other difficult feelings that get in the way of you living a full and rewarding life. Visit my website at brianquinnphd.com for more details and to take a look inside my books on depression and bipolar illness.
I believe in identifying and integrating those techniques that fit your individual needs. I ask that you do the best you can to express your goals, your concerns, your hopes and your dreams. I will work to understand you, help you understand yourself better, and explore your relationships. Together we will find or unlock the steps to help you meet your individual goals, and/or resolve conflicts in relationships. My approach is strength based. I believe that your decision to come to treatment reflects a readiness to tap into a basic human process that strives for health and growth.
Many people wait too long to call a therapist. They are suffering and think things might get better on their own. By waiting people just feel worse or relationship issues become even more complicated. Psychotherapy helps you find new pathways for healing, untangling life's challenges to arrive at greater clarity and peace. I make that process as comfortable as possible by being authentically present, connected, & open. An active listener to the issues you bring forth. It is my goal to establish a collaborative alliance with you so we can enable positive change leading to a deep sense of well being.
My experience in working with individuals , couples and families has been mutually gratifying. Although changes have occurred in the mental health field,including more targeted medications and claims for instant relief, I believe people desire a more qualitative overall improvement in themselves and in their relationships.
Are you feeling as if everything in your life is spiraling downward? Perhaps you are tired, sad, lonely, having difficulties concentrating and focusing. Are you having difficulty coping with an event that occurred in your past? You may be feeling fearful or mistrustful of others as a result of this past event. Do you feel anxious and find yourself constantly worrying about things? Is your relationship with your significant other plagued with constant fighting? Do you feel like no matter what you do, nothing ever gets better? Do you feel like giving up? I am here to let you know, that you are not alone, and there is help.
I am a NYS Licensed Psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and young adults for over 10 years. I provide supportive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Huntington area for children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, or behavioral concerns. I have worked within the school system for the majority of my career and am quick to work with families and the school system to develop plans that help my clients transition the skills they develop in therapy into their real world.
Welcome. I am honored to join you in prioritizing your emotional and mental well-being. I work with individuals recovering from complex trauma, sexual issues, PTSD, relational loss/trauma, as well as with couples in conflict, and/or transition. I believe therapy is a tool for all of us. My therapeutic style is empathic, collaborative, affirming and curious about your individual life. Foregrounded in our work will be interventions which improve your emotional health, reduce current distress and highlight your strengths. Together, we will work to clarify your needs and goals. We start where you are, in the here and now!
As someone famous once sang, life is "a long and winding road". I have asked many adults "has your life followed the path you expected?" All have answered with a resounding "NO!" As children we are taught to be fair. Therefore, we often grow up expecting life to be fair and become angry, anxious, and depressed when faced with an unfair situation. One of my goals in treatment is to help clients to acknowledge the pain in a given situation, work through it, and move on. There is much more to life than just today. Each day can and should be met with enthusiasm, curiosity, and wonder. If this concept appeals to you, give me a call :)
It is a courageous act, reaching out to a stranger for help. This courage that brought you to this webpage is real and will take you to the next step of healing. Whether you are looking for answers for yourself or for someone you love, you are making the right decision by reaching out. Through a unique blend of psychotherapy, Integrative Hypnotherapy, Acupressure, Qi Gong, mindfulness and Voice Dialogue, I help move my clients to a better understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world in which they live, love and play. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I hear from you soon!
**Now enrolling for Virtual Parent Coaching: See "Groups" below** I am a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavior therapy and applied behavior analysis. Since 1996 I've worked with individuals of all ages affected by Autism. I have worked in several school systems and I am currently the clinical adviser for a young adult transition program for individuals with Autism. In addition to my focus on Autism, I also work with individuals struggling with Technology Dependence or Addiction. I see local clients in my office or via secure video conferencing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington, or Child Psychologists in Huntington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Huntington 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 Huntington 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.