I believe being compassionate, open-minded, and culturally competent allows me to understand the stressors in a person's day-to-day life. I have an ample amount of experience with children and adolescents, as well as families, individuals, and couples. Yes, this process will take work, but I know that together, you can make it through anything whether it be anxiety, depression, or self-esteem. I use an eclectic approach to counseling which utilizes various theories and techniques. If something doesn't work for you, we will collaborate to find something that does.
A relaxed and comfortable style, in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Offering individuals and couples therapy and analysis. Experience of having conducted over 9,000 psychotherapy sessions. Marital and couple counseling, healing from childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression. **Online or in-person appointments Available**
Anxiety, depression, anger, insecurities, and trauma can make even our simplest daily routine seem daunting and prevent us from living a full, happy life. Addressing the issues that contribute to these symptoms increases self-esteem, improves relationships, optimizes work/school performance, and helps with over-all quality of life—but it does not have to be done alone. Therapy can provide you with the support and tools you need to overcome challenges in these areas and live your life to your full potential.
Hello! My name is Lindsay! I am a Mental Health Counselor. I believe that being a therapist means helping the client help themselves through exploring, growing, and learning! We will work on building a rapport and trust in a safe and non-judgmental environment, while utilizing empathy, self expression, and a person-centered approach!
The first step is the hardest, and anyone who reaches out has taken that giant leap already! I have 7+ years of experience working with teenagers, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, difficult with life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorders including body dysmorphia and/or body image, lack of self esteem, eating disorders, and chronic illness. I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to the therapeutic process and relationship. I provide a safe, supportive, non judgmental environment to help you obtain the support and feedback you need to manage life stressors and challenges.
Emily is a Licensed Master of Social Work who obtained her Master’s degree from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She has experience working with clients of all ages, however is drawn to working with children and adolescents. Emily has experience working in the school setting, hospital setting, and for non profit organizations. Emily strives to help her clients build healthy coping skills, improve self esteem and empower them to progress towards reaching their mental health goals. Emily’s passion for helping others shines through with authenticity and compassion.
I am direct and focused on the issues that my patients bring to me. My 36 years of experience with children and parents afford me great advantage over those who have had no experience within school districts. In addition, my years of concurrent psychoanalytic training and social work have further sensitized me to allow me to help patients with all their major life issues. I am dedicated to my practice of adults, teens and children whom I help with all their problems that life brings.
My practice integrates marriage, family and EMDR therapy for couples and individuals seeking help with their relationship issues. Mind and body hold the memory of your life experience and influence who you become. When you enter into relationship, your family history and individual personalities join. Understanding how this tapestry weaves together can promote new awareness and potential change. I will collaborate, and help you to work through the challenges getting in your way, so you can actualize your own healing. Meditation, stress management techniques, and REIKI are available for your own personal tool box and self care.
I work with with clients with difficulty in the following areas: Communication and relationship problems in families and couples, Infidelity, Conflict Resolution, Sexual issues, Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self Esteem. Although I am Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, I also work with individuals with the same issues.
I understand that great strength and drive can be found in struggle and it is my goal to assist clients in discovering this resource within themselves. Reaching out for help can be a challenging process. You might be surprised with how much shifts as soon as you take that first step. We will work together to establish more productive and healthier relationships with the events, circumstances and processes that you are coping with. We will explore this with a holistic approach that not only takes your thoughts and feelings into account but also integrates your whole self.
The combination of many years experience, well developed treatment skills and a true passion for my work, offers someone a wonderful therapeutic experience. We work together to identify, understand and explore what is keeping a person either unhappy, anxious or immobile in life. The therapeutic process affords one the answers to questions, the ability to strengthen oneself and move forward in life. I have studied many different techniques which gives me the ability to customize the treatment approach that best suits an individual and his or her needs.
As an empathetic helping professional, I acknowledge the Black and Blue experience, literally and metaphorically speaking, and the experience of Black bodies subjected to oppressive conditions. There exists contextual and historical racial wounds and trauma experienced, with a contemporary focus on aggressive policing, oppression, and intersectionality holding multiple identities. While trained in traditional psychotherapy and clinical approaches, I do/can depart from traditional modalities to engage in anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks to begin the authentic healing and personal liberation for people of color.
My ideal client is trying to understand not only the root causes that created a less than optimal life functioning emotionally, socially, occupationally, academically, or intrafamilially, but the actual cognitive behavioral steps to remedy the problem. I believe most problems we encounter in our everyday lives can be improved upon and transformed into a life we have chosen.
As a therapist, my goal is to help you better understand, resolve and find solutions to the challenges and/or trauma in your life. Depression, fears and anxieties can dull our ability to experience joy and lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches, we can unearth behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from realizing your true potential while maintaining and protecting all that you have already achieved. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services in a private office in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.
You feel lost, anxious, depressed, angry, isolated, helpless, and out of control. It may be from recent events or it may be triggering an event or events from long ago that was not completely dealt with. Either way, you need someone to talk to, to support you, and to listen to you without judgement.
We see patients with anxiety, depression, MTHFR, IBS, Hashimoto's and chronic fatigue. They are tired of taking medication or don't want to start. They have a host of physical issues, but nobody connects the dots for them. They are looking for a team of integrative health care professionals to evaluate them mentally and physically and to create a program of care that addresses the causes, not just the symptoms. We use cutting edge lab and advanced psychological testing to create a baseline for where you are right now. Armed with this information, we can create a treatment plan for you. Check out www.anxietylongisland.com
When we struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and conflicts in relationships, this can lead to feelings that hold us back making it difficult to find balance as we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Fortunately, therapy is effective for individuals, couples, and families looking to regain emotional health and balance in their lives. I am passionate about my client's wellbeing, building their emotional strength, and arming them with comprehensive and healthy life skills. As your therapist, I will join you in identifying your personal strengths to accomplish your immediate and future goals.
Our difficulties don't define us. Life presents challenges and it's often our choices in meeting these challenges that determine who we become. Whether you're facing serious medical illness or are providing care-giving for a loved one who is ill, are dealing with emotional pain from divorce, job loss, retirement, parenting issues or marital conflict, my many years of clinical experience offers you expert and sensitive care and comfort. I identify and build upon your existing strengths and provide a place of safety and compassion in which you can share your experience and resolve the obstacles that stand in your way.
As a therapist I deeply value the journey of gaining self-knowledge. Through a collaborative effort we can improve your self-awareness by identifying blind spots, relational patterns, and automatic thoughts. Unhelpful behaviors can cause you to feel stuck and may interfere with your ability to experience joy. My therapeutic approach is warm, open, and supportive. During sessions I pay careful attention to your personal history, current circumstances and goals so we can begin to map a meaningful way forward that is uniquely tailored to your needs.
For more than 30 years, I have helped others to negotiate their pain and difficult circumstances with compassion, sensitivity, warmth, intelligence and kindness. My interdisciplinary approach respects an awareness of each person's individuality and their life history, as people tend to cope with their problems and situations depending upon who they are in the first place. My goal is to provide both support and understanding, and through listening well, to provide expert professional guidance in helping people to find their way.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Merrick 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 Merrick 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 Merrick, or Child Psychologists in Merrick.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Merrick 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 Merrick 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.