Family Therapy in Greenwich Village, New York, NY

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Julie S Lerner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
People seeking therapy are often feeling frightened, alone and in great emotional turmoil and pain. My main focus is for my clients to feel safe, heard, understood and respected. I attempt to avoid interpretations and prefer to engage the individual, couple or family in an interactive dialogue. I believe realness and authentic communication are key factors in the healing process. Also, I never underestimate the therapeutic value of humor at certain times. My treatment approach is eclectic. I utilize psychodynamic, gestalt, existential and/or cognitive/behavioral interventions depending on the client and the situation.
(917) 791-3198
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Carol Meylan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed by challenging situations, emotions or people? The turmoil and isolation caused by the pandemic and working remotely may have brought problems in your work and personal life to the surface. Are you ready to address them? You may be feeling isolated or depressed, disappointed by your family or partner, or anxious about your career and the future. You may be wondering if you will ever meet a life partner or be able to regain the intimacy you used to have with your partner. Seeking out therapy is a powerful step towards learning how to create the life and relationships you want.
(332) 208-9511
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Jenny Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
Verified
I work on an individual basis yet ascribe to a team approach with other professionals, including nutritionists, psychiatrists, internists and family therapists, when any of these are needed.
We are all trying to adjust to the effects of COVID19, such as increased anxiety and feelings of isolation. I welcome a wide range of clients and specialize in three diverse areas: people working in business, people struggling with eating disorders and couples counseling. I worked in finance prior to my training as a psychotherapist and understand the particular pressures that are brought to bare in the demanding arena of business. Some areas I focus on improving are communication skills, self criticalness, stress management and reconciling the continuous need to balance personal and professional life.
(917) 791-4072
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10003
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Jeffrey Wright
Counselor, EdM, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I appreciate the complexity of identity and its intersections with gender, sexuality, race, class, culture, ability, immigration, religion, and family .
"I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood." - Audre Lorde. As people, we have a deep need to be understood, and one of the most profound ways to do this is in a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I work with individuals & couples using a psychodynamic approach. My role is to help you identify your needs and put your inner experience at the center, engaging both mind and body, so that barriers to your well-being can be lifted.
(646) 576-7460
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Elizabeth Hamm
MHC-P
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with a diverse population of individuals within an outpatient setting who have experienced a wide range of issues, such as, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Notably, I have worked with the Bridges program at Adelphi providing support to young adults on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, I have also worked as a Brief Strategic Family Therapist (BSFT). In this role, I used the BSFT model in order to help families better their communication by using a client –focused and strength-based approach.
(929) 416-2569
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10003
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Joan Golden-Alexis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Jungian analysis with a relational emphasis; Couple and Family Treatment; Creative blocks in writers and artists.
My extensive experience and attuned, empathetic, approach helps guide our conversation, and inquiry to quickly identify and clarify issues that cause stress, vague feelings of unease, work and relational issues. Our first consultation should help you both put in words, and define a strategy that may begin to clarify and solve long standing problems. I have experience working with problems that overlap with high stress work environments, coaching and interpersonal work issues. My 40 year experience as a couple therapist allows me to quickly define the relationship conflict and facilitate the dialogue between the partners.
(646) 229-0352
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Not accepting new clients
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Ronnie M. Hirsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hirsh, PhD is a marriage and family therapist and substance abuse specialist with more than 30 years of experience helping individuals and couples work on their personal problems.
Finding a psychotherapist is no easy task in New York City. There are so many from which to choose. You want to have a good emotional connection and easy rapport with your therapist. And you want to visit a convenient and professional location. Ronnie is a thoughtful and compassionate listener and encourages you to call and discover his ability to help you with your therapeutic concerns.
(646) 798-4348
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients
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Stephanie Gorski
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
Verified
Verified
Searching for and starting with a therapist for yourself or your child can be a daunting and overwhelming process. It doesn't have to be. If you are interested in feeling better about yourself, struggling to change relationship patterns or have a child that needs therapeutic intervention due to divorce or change in family structure or if you are an expectant or new parent in need of support, I can help. Together we will develop a plan for emotional growth in a supportive environment.
(646) 859-2186
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Elisabeth C White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
She offers individual, couple and family therapy .
Elisabeth is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds a BA with a major in Psychology from Emory University, and an MA from New York University's School of Social Work, a post-graduate certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the New York Freudian Society, and a post-graduate certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is a member of NASW, WMHC and is a fellow of the IPA. Elisabeth has over 15 years experience treating children, adults and families in settings such as inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient hospital clinics, schools and in her private practice.
(646) 571-0962
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10003
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Tess Rafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use an integrated approach that includes Emotionally-Focused, Imago, and Family Systems Theory.
When so much feels uncertain, I am here to help you find your way from fatigue and overwhelm to peace and acceptance. The dedicated time and space of our sessions and a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship will support you in creating the fulfilling relationships and experiences you are longing for. I bring my background as a mindful-living coach to my work as a therapist, and I love to support clients who are seeking to cultivate more compassion for themselves and within their relationships. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, no matter what is currently taking center stage in their lives.
(646) 681-5802
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Joyce Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems therapy and AEDP, all of which treat trauma and also relieve anxiety, depression and other emotions brought on by life changes.
I am a warm, empathic and experienced therapist who works in a collaborative style that will allow you to draw upon your own strengths and experiences within a safe and non-judgmental environment. One of the most important elements in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist which is built on trust, sincerity and a touch of humor. Together we can explore and change those parts of your life that cause unhappiness.
(917) 689-9222
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Rachel Bouta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC
Verified
Verified
I have over 8 years of experience providing short and long term psychotherapy to adults dealing with issues such as career stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting and family issues, and unexpected injury and medical conditions.
As a therapist and coach, I offer a safe, supportive space for my clients to explore, grow awareness, and make decisions about the way they choose to approach and live their lives. People often reach out when they are at a crossroads with career or relationship issues, and they are experiencing emotions that feel overwhelming like anxiety or depression. I partner with my clients to provide empathetic, active listening as well as focus on skill development. Through our work together, clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves, where they came from, and the impact the past has on who they are in the present moment.
(914) 252-3347
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10003
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Liz Gaeta
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I work with a broad spectrum of issues, including relationship and family conflict, anxiety and mood disorders, professional burnout, LGBTQ+ concerns, trauma and stress disorders, and other difficulties.
My goal as a therapist is to create a comfortable, nonjudgmental environment that allows you to identify and explore whatever thoughts, feelings, or concerns you find yourself facing. My style is collaborative, warm, humorous, and interactive, which allows me to quickly establish a supportive and strong relationship with clients. Together we will identify goals that focus on your wellbeing, seek to create the changes you want, and help you to live a happier, more balanced life.
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Alison Dorfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
At some point along the way, we all struggle with something. Family , career, relationships, depression, anxiety---something---and we need help to get unstuck and move towards living a more satisfying and authentic life. This is where psychotherapy comes in. I truly believe in its power to bring about personal transformation, help us better understand ourselves, and work through life's difficulties. Life isn't easy, and often, seeking help isn't either. But finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is the courageous first step.
(917) 746-5636
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Arlene Neuman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychotherapist and have been in practice for over 25 years. My specialty is anxiety management, depression, self esteem issues,relationship difficulties, ( including marital, family , work and friendships). My work also includes working with individuals struggling with various addictions, life cycle transitions, disenchantment, and personal growth. Various approaches are used, depending on the problem presented. My style is interactive and direct . You you can expect clear and honest feedback. I am currently on the faculty of the National Institute of the Psychotherapies and have supervised and taught at various training programs and institutes in NYC.
(646) 600-9264
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Alvita Liktorius Barsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS, BCD
Verified
Verified
I have post graduate psychoanalytic training, certification for marriage and family therapy , and worked for many years in community mental health clinics both as a staff therapist, supervisor, and director.
We strive to live a full life with a gratifying career, satisfying and supportive relationships, and an all around feeling that we are expressing our unique and creative self in the world. But we can be stuck in achieving these goals by depression, anxiety, problems in our relationships, career difficulties, grief, traumatic events. At times like these, we can benefit greatly by the support and experience of a professional to regain our foothold in life, or to work through long standing difficulties that have kept us from living fully.
(646) 699-3584
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10003
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Rachelle Katz
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Rachelle earned her doctorate in Family and Community Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Rachelle Katz, Ed.D., LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than thirty years of experience. Her psychotherapy practice includes working with both individuals and couples assisting them to lead the most fulfilled lives possible.
(646) 490-0108
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Susan Graves, LCSW/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Utilizing a blend of psychodynamic and behavioral approaches in my work with both couples and individuals, I combine principles of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), elements of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman strategies, mindfulness techniques, and offer concrete day to day coping strategies to gain a sense of calm, increase awareness and flow.
Knowing you need added support is a strength. Challenging life transitions, overwhelm, anger, loneliness, addiction, relationship conflicts are all issues I can help with. You are not alone in your struggle and need for coping strategies. Prioritizing needs and yourself is complex and nuanced. With professional experience that spans 30 years, it is this role as a therapist that blends all of my experiences together to serve the needs of my clients. Therapy is life-changing, and I am deeply honored to serve in this profession and help clients, cope and thrive. Connect for a consultation so we can assess your needs and overall fit.
(332) 249-8592
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Krystyna Sanderson
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work results in many benefits, including stopping self-destructive behaviors, recovery from trauma and addictions, reduction of depression and anxiety, new direction in career, improved relational skills, stronger ties with family and friends.
I am a licensed psychoanalyst with a Doctorate in Psychology. I hold a certificate in the Couples Therapy Training and Education Program from the William Alanson White Institute. I welcome both individuals and couples in my practice. In my work with clients I employ the theories of psychoanalytical thought. While respecting the diverse belief systems and faith backgrounds of my patients, I also address the spiritual component of emotional healing. Having a European upbringing and living in the United States for many years, I bring a diverse psychological and cultural understanding to my work with clients from many different backgrounds.
(646) 699-3442
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10003
Not accepting new clients
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Erica Oppenheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I draw from a range of methods to address issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, work stress, relationship issues and family conflict.
Therapy is a path that can lead to seismic shifts in the most difficult aspects of our lives. Each person’s experience is distinct and everyone brings different identities, anxieties, and expectations. Examining our lives can be scary, confusing, exciting, and surprising. But we are here to do this work together. My role is to help you make space for what arises, challenge you, build your curiosity and honor your journey. For some, speaking to what has been unacknowledged and unsaid carries great weight and is transformative, and for this reason, it creates new energy and vitality.
(845) 547-7614
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Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.