I am a clinical social worker with thirty years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have a Master's and Ph.D. from Columbia University and I serve in both teaching and supervisory positions at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.
My expertise working with couples provided the basis for a course I recently taught to therapists on How To Do Couple Therapy.
Navigating online profiles to find the right therapist can feel overwhelming and exhausting especially if you feel emotionally depleted. I understand the courage it takes to open up to a complete stranger since I've been there myself. Throughout my 20+ years as a therapist I have worked with individuals who have felt trapped in toxic romantic and/ or family relationships. Others have trust issues, social anxiety, depression and chronic illnesses. Some feel lonely and grapple with their ability to connect with others. More recently my work has also focused on depression and social isolation/anxiety induced by the impact of Covid.
I work with clients from their 20s to their 60s and beyond. Many come to me struggling with relationships, careers, and difficulty coping with transitions, loss, and change. With more than 30 years of experience, I have helped many clients come to understand how their own beliefs, experiences and behaviors have contributed to their unhappiness. Through our work together, many have forged new, satisfying relationships, made better friends, saved faltering marriages, discovered fulfilling jobs and even new careers. I especially enjoy working with college and graduate school students, as well as with young adults dealing with the challenges of transitioning to the world of work.
Let’s work together to create the life you want. From starting a new job to having a baby to dealing with a divorce—our lives are constantly in flux. Transitions evoke strong emotions and raise big questions. How do I have to change things to make this work? What will have meaning in my life? Who will be there for me? What happens now?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, SIFI
I'm Maria, a bilingual psychotherapist (Spanish). I provide online therapy to people located in NY, PA, MA, MD & FL. My approach is creative and collaborative to accommodate your unique experiences, needs, and strengths. I work with adults and couples seeking to build connections and transform their lives. I specialize in interpersonal/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and attachment issues. Visit my website, www.concordiatherapy.com for more details.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, my primary goal is to foster a safe, focused, and collaborative environment to help my patients understand themselves, their relationships, life/thought patterns and behaviors, in order to find healthy ways to manage and, ultimately, thrive. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to this, and serves as a foundation for developing the insight to grow, as well as the coping strategies needed to tolerate discomfort and build new thought circuitry. I have a multi-theoretical training background, and I use this to tailor treatment to my patients individualized needs.
At J&L Psychology we celebrate the beauty of personal transformation by forging psychological strength, encouraging resilience, & instilling hope. In the spirit of Kintsugi, where something broken is repaired and even more beautiful due to the imperfections, you can transform and evolve, no matter how shattered or broken you may feel. We work to remove stigma around mental health, and focus on the power you have to create the life you want. Let us welcome you, and/or your family members, to work together on whatever concerns you may have.
Recognizing that taking the first steps towards seeking help can be frightening, I bring a warm and compassionate presence to help create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable sharing their concerns. I use a versatile and relational style to ensure clients feel heard, seen and understood. In my therapeutic work, I believe it is important to consider how political influences, societal narratives, intergenerational and genetic predispositions are interwoven to shape one’s emotional being.
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalist. License as a NYC Psychoanalyst. Member of Peruvian Psychoanalytic Society, Peruvian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents. Member of Latinoamerican Federation of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Associations.( FLAPPSIP) Member of International Psychoanalytic Asociation (IPA) from London. Member of Contemporary Freudian Society ( CFS) in NYC.
Therapy works best when it helps us get in touch with things we are unaware of and which cause us discomfort. We are all motivated to avoid painful thoughts, feelings, and memories. That lack of awareness can sometimes cause pain or worry, or influence the way we behave and create difficulties in our personal and professional lives. Together we will discover and process these painful thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. This process can take a lot of work but can be transformative, often leading to a greater sense of personal choice and freedom.
We are all born with the capacity to connect and communicate. I am here to help facilitate both. It is not impossible to connect with your child or spouse, nor for them to connect with you! I am here to help couples work through their disconnect or communication issues, as well as to help teens and children with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, or low self-esteem. Each member will come together in the name of a common goal, learn new skills, and develop more adaptive behaviors that will allow happiness into the home.
Life is full of transitions and hardships, and for a person struggling with an Eating Disorder, Addiction, Anxiety, OCD, Depression or Relationship stress (whether as a parent, a partner, or a child) managing that change can often become overwhelming and more challenging. As a therapist specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders and Relationships, I offer a safe and confidential space to explore both your past, present and what you would like out of your future, in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment.
What makes my work different is how much I focus on the specific issue you want to target. I bypass the need for long term therapy.
I use my own model that combines Energy Psychology, EMDR and Hypnosis. A mind body philosophy that supports and encourages the inherent healing present in all of us. I also work with couples helping them move towards security and safety and using each other as a secure base.
I most frequently work with individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship concerns. Common goals of therapy include boosting self-worth and assertiveness skills; improving communication, connection, & intimacy in relationships; developing strong coping mechanisms for managing worrry, angst, sadness and self-doubt; clarifying and surmounting personal and life goals (i.e., forming meaningful relationships, career acceleration, improved health) and mastering life transitions (i.e., new parenthood, job change, relationship break-up, retirement). Therapy with me is highly engaging and collaborative.
While NYC has much to offer, one can get caught up in the challenges and hardships that come along with the fast-paced and exhilarating life style. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, jobs, or having negative thoughts you just can’t seem to redirect, know that you don’t have to untangle them alone. It takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and doing so is the first step towards change. As a therapist, my role is to establish a secure and nurturing environment that allows for vulnerability, risk-taking, and discomfort in order to fuel self-exploration and promotes healing.
I have great interest in, and years of experience working with people coping with a variety of life issues. In particular, I specialize in working with people who express psychological stress through their bodies. This can include eating issues,anxiety disorders,and post traumatic stress disorder.
We all experience difficult times in our lives -- periods when things feel overwhelming and hopeless and we just can’t seem to get out of our own way. Therapy provides a safe, respectful partnership within which to make sense of our sometimes-puzzling experiences, to evaluate our ways of coping with life challenges, and to work together to find new ways to address these and move forward. I work with people seeking help with a wide range of difficulties, including depression and anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and significant life transitions (e.g., starting high school or college, getting married, parenthood, divorce).
My goal as your therapist is to help you develop more self-awareness, enhance your communication skills, and increase your satisfaction in your relationships. We will work together towards helping you gain the insights and tools to increase your overall sense of personal fulfillment and emotional well-being. My style is interactive and collaborative.
As you read my profile and wonder whether or not I'm a therapist you'll find easy to relate to and one who can help you accomplish what you want to achieve, perhaps you can also wonder how ready you might be to do what it takes to accomplish the changes you want to make. If you sincerely wish to solve a problem, connect more spontaneously and meaningfully with others (as well as with yourself) and/or bring about a fuller more satisfying use and embodiment of your innate capabilities, I can help you accomplish that transformation - sooner rather than later.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Central Park, New York 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 Central Park, New York 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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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 Central Park, New York 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.
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