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Mary Christina Laboy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York with over 24 years of experience. I’ve worked in mental health, chemical abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, etc and have a wide range of experience that I use to inform my practice. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families on issues such as depression, addiction , relationship issues, self esteem, and domestic violence, amongst others. As a social worker, my skillset is being able to see the bigger picture and I specialize in an empathic approach utilizing client-centered therapy.
Counselor, MS, LMHC
I hope to foster an environment where you feel comfortable discussing your specific struggles and needs. My goal is to help my clients better understand their symptoms as well as the driving force behind them in order to develop effective coping skills for mental health issues. I am a licensed Therapist who specializes in issues related to addiction , trauma, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
I have a background in addiction counseling, which has lead to me treating more than just substance use/misuse, but also addictive behaviors, trauma, maladaptive thought patterns, relationship troubles, and all of the nuances in between.
I bet no one told that life was gonna be this way. You might feel like your life’s a joke, maybe you’re broke, or your love life is DOA. Does it feel like you’re always stuck in second gear? Well, if it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year - I’ll be there for you (in the wise words of the Friend’s theme song). If you’re still here after my awful attempt at humor, welcome! I’m Caroline, a therapist who is excited to collaborate with you. I work from a person-centered approach, meaning, you set the tone and I'm here to support and offer guidance that align with your goals.
Kristin Thomson Bader
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
One always hopes that addressing addiction means relationships can return to normal - but often problems have existed for so long what is "normal" has become skewed.
When someone in a relationship is an addict, unhealthy role shifts and power imbalances take hold. Once the substance abuser enters recovery, things begin to re-balance, and this power redistribution has potential for new problems. Couples and family treatment can help both partners or family members to work together to adapt to the challenges posed during this transition back to a fully-functioning relationships. Providing a safe therapeutic environment, I assist in navigating the challenges that face partners or family members once the addict enters recovery, including how to best to assist the recovering person and address life changes for loved ones.
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I have experience treating anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, career problems, self-esteem issues/assertiveness, sexual challenges, anger management, substance use, and trauma.
I strongly believe that all people are capable to bring about positive change in their lives. I take an action-oriented approach using Rogerian therapy and CBT interventions to enhance self-awareness, expression, and acceptance. The aim of my practice is to establish a foundation based on trust and understanding so we can collaboratively build a suitable space to face challenges while maintaining a sharp distinction between feelings, thoughts, actions, and the roles that they may fill.
Margaret Ellen McGuire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
My practice is informed by my firm conviction in the possibility of change, founded in extensive personal & professional experience. I employ an eclectic approach in therapy, with a primary focus on interpersonal, psychodynamic treatment. I have successfully worked with people struggling with many of life's central challenges: identity, relationships, depression, & self-defeating or self-destructive behaviors. I have particular expertise in working with people affected by alcoholism/ addiction : not only those who have substance abuse problems, but also the partners or adult children of alcoholics/addicts & people in long-term recovery.
I am a Licensed Mental health Counselor with over 5 years of clinical experience working with clients with varying mental health diagnoses, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Substance Use Disorders. I utilize Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Grief Therapy, and Psychodynamic therapies during treatments with my clients. I believe in establishing a good rapport and trust with clients.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CDWF
I have completed post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, addiction , grief/loss, and chronic illness (particularly HIV & AIDS).
Beginning or resuming psychotherapy is a deeply personal choice that is often met with complicated and sometimes even conflicting emotions. I believe that in order for people to make the best use of psychotherapy, they need to feel respected, safe, and supported within the therapeutic relationship. This lays the foundation upon which one can better understand themselves and in turn grow. My practice aims to assist people with improving the quality of their interpersonal relationships, deepening their understanding of the familial/relational context in which they were raised, and living a more fulfilling life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I have specific interest and experience in LGBTQIA+ issues, substance abuse and other addictions, identity issues, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions.
I believe that building the therapeutic relationship marks the beginning of the healing process. Together we will explore your life and gain a greater understanding of your experience in the world. I use a warm, empathic, patient, and non-judgmental style. I’m a queer woman and I was born and raised by a South American immigrant mother and a white father, which influences my belief in an intersectional approach to psychotherapy. Together we will uncover the many parts of yourself that impact your identity. Creating a space that feels comforting, safe, exploratory, and authentic is important to me as a therapist.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
My practice focuses on individuals coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction , and relationship issues.
My approach to therapy is to create a safe, supportive environment for my clients. We will work together to help improve your emotional well being through analytic work and building healthy coping techniques. We will collaboratively build a unique treatment plans specific to your needs.
Dyneil Roper Cooley, LCSW, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, CASAC
As a psychotherapist I am committed to creating a warm, emphatic environment where you will feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings, and engage in the collaborative process of self-exploration. I work with adolescents, adults and couples to address concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harming behavior, relationship issues, parenting challenges and stage of life transitions. My therapeutic style is psychodynamic, supportive and relational. Together we will work toward identifying the interpersonal dynamics and pattens of thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping you feeling stuck.
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I have been mentored by therapists world renowned for their work in anxiety, addiction , and groups.
Hello! I'm Dr. Brian Freidenberg. In therapy, I place the therapeutic relationship above all else. The relationship is the vehicle for change. I believe that a good therapist listens well; is empathic; and provides a safe, empowering, and judgement-free environment. The client and I form a partnership to help the client navigate this great adventure called life. My primary areas of expertise are ADDICTIONS (e.g., substances, sex, video games, phone, social media), ANXIETY, CHILDHOOD and ADOLESCENCE, COLLEGE students, VETERANS, RELATIONSHIPS, TRAUMA, GROUPS, PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS, and COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY.
I specialize in working with substance misuse from a harm reduction perspective that is collaborative, non-judgmental and practical.
Are you looking for ways to navigate life's challenges with greater ease and more self-compassion? Too often, we struggle to meet multiple demands which leaves little time to focus on self-care. We are left feeling anxious, depressed, and isolated. We may turn to substances or behaviors that are ultimately unhelpful. Together, we can build awareness of patterns you want to change and expand your capacity to meet difficult experiences. I will work collaboratively with you to help you meet the goals you set for yourself.
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MEd
We are intended to grow, evolve, and thrive. My role is to be one part of a healing and growth-oriented journey, - helping to clarify and navigate the struggles and problem areas that get in the way of achieving these things. I am experienced in treating a variety of problem areas including trauma, coping challenges, grief and relationship difficulties. I am also specialized in treating individuals with and affected by addiction . I work with families and couples, as well as facilitate psychotherapy and recovery groups. My approach is holistic and integrative, tailoring my interventions to meet the individual's therapeutic needs.
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-T
I offer virtual-only therapy that engages clients in exploration, education, and practice to tackle issues related to relationships, self-esteem, mood disorders, trauma, and substance use.
People are complex, with intricate issues and complicated histories. The ideal client for my virtual private practice is someone who is willing to open up and take the time to explain what makes them “tick”, someone who is ready to take a journey of self-discovery and is interested in finding tangible skills to help them with a variety of needs. Change will not happen in one session, but it can start its course…
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, codependency, and self-esteem.
As a therapist, I understand that life can be tough and that we all face different challenges at different times. That's where I come in. I have worked with both adults and adolescents on a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, codependency, and self-esteem. My ideal clients are people like you who are ready to make positive changes in their lives and are willing to put in the work to make it happen. If you're tired of feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, I'm here to help.
Joseph R. Madonia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Specialist with over 25 years of experience in the field. Through a cognitive behavioral treatment approach I provide my patients with a safe, trusting and comfortable environment that allows them the space to reflect, process and strategize ways to enhance their lives to live to their fullest potential. I currently serve on the faculty of the NYU Graduate School of Social Work as a Clinical Professor and advisor, and also provide clinical supervision to those clinicians seeking NYS licensure. I also work very closely with the NYC based court system.
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LCADC
I believe we each have a core part of ourselves that is wise, confident, and desiring of secure connection with others. Single event or repeated traumatic experiences can distance us from this core part and we can find ourselves using coping mechanisms, such as excessive substance use and other self-harming behaviors, that no longer serve us or our relationships. Identifying the needs we are desperately trying to meet and exploring alternate ways to meet them can disrupt the cycle that keeps us feeling defeated and lead us towards more fulfilling relationships with ourselves and those we care about.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
My prior experience working with those suffering from substance abuse disorder, anxiety, and complicated grief has strengthened my understanding of the human condition. In addition, my past experience working as a therapist has enhanced my appreciation for the individuality each client displays, and has made me cherish the collaborative process that clients and therapists get to take part in. I cultivate a client-friendly environment and work with my clients to develop their own goals for therapy. I also feel building a rapport with my clients is vital to help them in their growth.
Christopher M. Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, CSAT, CPTT, CST
I provide empathy, insight, and a seasoned approach in treating addiction , grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and personality challenges. I assist individuals seeking freedom from out-of-control behaviors including substance abuse, sexual compulsivity, and other habituated difficulties. I'm credentialed to treat partners and couples affected by sexual betrayal as well as those experiencing negative relationship dynamics in general. My scope of practice also includes treating LGBTQ issues. Being a guide through adversity and loss, be it sudden or cumulative, is a primary objective in my collaborative approach with all my clients.
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What is the best therapy for addiction?
Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.
How long does therapy for addiction take?
There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.
How effective is drug addiction treatment?
Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.
How can you get addiction treatment for someone?
The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason, “interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.