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I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with adults as well as children, adolescents, and their parents. While working remotely, I am primarily seeing pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. I work with people for various reasons including anxiety, depression, wanting to develop a stronger sense of self, relationship stresses, difficulty reaching goals, and adjusting to new life stages. I provide a warm, collaborative, and empathic environment in which we can explore and get a better understanding of your particular experiences and work to help you or your child/ teen feel better and make positive changes.
Heather Fichtel Davidson
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN
Heather Fichtel Davidson, Psy.D., BCN is a New York State licensed child psychologist and board certified in neurofeedback. She is currently the Director of Child and Adolescent Services and the Director of Clinical Training at Behavioral Associates on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She conducts neuropsychological and educational testing evaluations for school enrollment, individualized education plans (IEPs.), and child custody cases. A unique aspect that is included in all neuropsychological assessments is the use of qEEG (brain mapping). She also works with adults and specializes in the treatment of adult ADHD, as well as anxiety and depressive disorders.
Counselor, MA, LMHC
I work at Bespoke Wellness Partners, a family and teen wellness center that takes a holistic approach to healing and wellness.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is choose to make a change in your life. While taking this first step toward change can feel scary, I'm here to help support you through the journey. Whether you are struggling with anxious thoughts, relationships, family conflict, or other emotional pain, you have the ability to take hold of your life and make those changes you may want or need to thrive. Through our work together, you will learn to confront the challenges you face in a healthy way, and learn to navigate them safely and productively.
Do you have a child or adolescent who has difficulty concentrating at school or defiant at home? Or is your child or adolescent having difficulty adjusting to a divorce? Is your child being picked on at school? Do you have a college age student who is unhappy or not doing well academically? I can help. I am a psychologist with expertise in treating children/adolescents and young adults. I work with children/adolescents of divorce parents and specialize in treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, school and family problems. I have a subspecialty in evaluating and treating children/adolescents with a trauma history.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist, I provide a nurturing, warm, and supportive environment in working with individuals and families. Therapy is tailored to address the needs of the child/ adolescent and their family, as well as adults. Utilizing a broad focus of evidence-based treatment to best suit an individual, I incorporate an eclectic, psychodynamic, supportive approach, and CBT with children, adolescents, and adults. I provide parent counseling, parent coaching, and educational consults. My goal directed interventions bring about positive changes for improved functioning in school, work, and relationships.
Carrie Rappaport - Zaken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I am experienced in working with children and adolescents and have post graduate training from New Hope Guild Child and Adolescent Therapy Training Program.
My goal is to help you feel less alone and overwhelmed by the challenges life can present .I have over 30 years experience in helping people recognize their strengths and ultimately improve their self-esteem and day to day functioning. I have a general practice (anxiety, depression, mood and adjustment disorders) and I have special interests including working with young adults and relationship issues, including dating and marriage, eating disorders, and parent counseling and play therapy with children . I am interested in helping you improve yourself and your relationships in a space that is safe and comfortable.
Director of WCSPP Treatment Service - Taught Adolescent Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Listening at WCSPP -Collaborative Divorce Coach - Member of CCDM (CT Council for Divorce Mediation).
I believe that the power for change resides in each individual and that therapy can promote and facilitate desired changes through the collaborative therapeutic relationship. I strive to create a safe environment and relationship within which each individual can explore old patterns of relating and create new relational capacities. I have 23 years of experience and expertise treating depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, divorce adjustment, parenting as well as couples therapy. I have post-doctoral training and teach new therapists at the post-doc level. In addition to psychotherapy.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, DSW
I imagine you may wonder what your life means. You might want to feel vitally connected to nature, the spiritual world and people in your life. Or you feel sad or numb and want to understand why, to feel more energy. Or you just want to sit still and not worry about the future. In one way or another, you are looking to feel safe and fulfilled, to relieve distress and feel less alone. Perhaps you feel loneliness and don't know what to do about it or have an addiction you sometimes hide and sometimes admit to yourself. You may have a child or adolescent you're concerned about, with conflicts you hope can heal.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, worried about work, life, love and relationships? Do you want to learn new tools to solve chronic problems with your spouse, lover, teenager , boss, or other difficult people in your life? Are you tired of having the same old argument with the people you love most, and looking for new solutions for harmony and comfort in your close relationships?
Psychologist, PhD, MS, AdvCert
I specialize in individual adult, child and adolescent therapy; as well as in couples counseling.
You may now be seeking help to simply feel better. However, I have found over my many years of practice that therapy will usually make your entire life better as well. Often anxiety, low self esteem, depression, relationship problems, and underlying conflicts we may not even fully understand, limit us from achieving what we want in our lives. Sometimes, we even need to discover what we truly want in order to be happy and successful. My therapeutic approach is proactive and geared toward directly achieving positive change.
In addition to individual psychotherapy, I offer consultation to parents and families on various topics related to child and adolescent development, preparing for the transition to college, and eating and body image concerns.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of disordered eating and body image concerns, as well as issues related to women's health, pregnancy, miscarriage, and adjustment to significant life transitions such as parenthood, work-family balance, college, career change, and loss. I believe a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential in the facilitation of healing, and the process of growth and change. I employ an integrative method, drawing from various theoretical understandings and treatment modalities, to develop an effective approach to address distinct needs.
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Areas of specialization include working with survivors of loss and trauma, adjustment and mental health issues experienced by college students, child and adolescent psychotherapy, depression, and anxiety.
Taking the step to start treatment and finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with may seem like a daunting process. Through a collaborative process of identifying your goals and the obstacles that have stood in your way I can help you to feel better about yourself and your ability to make desired changes.
Emily J Laitmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Some recent clients came to me with issues related to job loss, multiple miscarriage and infertility, cancer, infidelity, LGBTQ issues, separation, and oppositional adolescent behaviors.
As a psychotherapist and professional coach for over 25 years in NYC and Westchester, I work with families, couples and individuals to deal with the challenges, changes and crisis that occur in our lives when we least expect it. As a family therapist my practice addresses couples in conflict, separation and divorce as well as adolescence. My clients include women in transition with career and relationships as well as coping with anxiety, infertility and depression. I am also a certified Bereavement Counselor assisting those with parent, child and sibling loss.
N. Lael Telfeyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW, R, ACSW
As an adult or teenager your feelings and experiences are unique. You may need to have someone who can acknowledge what is important to you and to help you find ways to improve the way you feel about yourself, your loved ones, your life and your environment! Because we live in a materialistic society, people often feel isolated or alone, unsupported, conflicted or pressured to change your values. My goal is to help you to discover your needs and to help you achieve a strong sense of self and an ability to utilize the resources and relationships available to you.
Ingi A Soliman
I completed a fellowship in child/ adolescent psychotherapy and have been trained in a wide range of modalities, including CBT, family systems, psychodynamic, and relational psychotherapy.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research, and trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY. I am currently practicing in Westport, CT and White Plains, NY. In my practice I work with Adults, Children and Adolescents suffering from mood disorders, anxiety disorders and eating disorders, as well as young adults coping with issues of transition into adulthood. In addition I aid individuals in coping with life transitions including childbirth, end of life issues and divorce/separation.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
My name is Ofra Markowitz and I'm a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Since I started my studies and thereafter, I have immersed myself in understanding the link between the gut and brain systems, and their effects on behaviors. I have worked with adolescent children and adults in inpatient psychiatric units, school settings, and currently In private practice.
My clinical training was completed at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by a post doctoral fellowship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Adolescent (DBT-A) at Bradley Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Expert, kind and teamwork-oriented psychotherapy. Together, we will find the best path forward toward your goals through increased self-knowledge and skill. I have worked in various clinical settings and provide therapy that is active, problem-focused, and evidence-based - meaning there is strong research indicating that these types of approaches are effective at reducing problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with a variety of diagnoses and problem areas.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I have exensive post-graduate training in family and adolescent treatment/ Family and couples treatment may include the issue of chronic illness and its effects on the family and the struggles of the "sandwich generation" where couples are coping with both the needs of their children and their aging parents.
Depression, anxiety, eating disorders,career difficulties, and relationship conflicts can feel overwhelming. An individual may feel stuck in unhealthy coping mechanisms. As a psychodynamic therapist, I know that individuals suffering from these difficutlies may exhibit similar symptoms, yet the underlying causality is unique to each individual. Revealing one's problem to a stranger can be difficult, I work with my clients to develop a safe environment where there is a mutual sense of authenticity, empathy, and trust. In collaboration with the client, we develop a treatment plan based on his/her individual needs and goals.
Ingrid S Nunez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CCTP, CAMS-II
I am a child/ adolescent & trauma specialist.
My goal is to guide clients through self-exploration, self-awareness and resilience building that transforms them into self-reliant individuals. I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), DBT, relational, and mindfulness-based techniques tailored to specific needs. The therapeutic relationship is a partnership explored within a safe, non-judgmental environment, working at a pace that is comfortable for the client; we can explore short or long-term counseling. Together, we can work towards resolving feelings of sadness, anxiety, and understanding maladaptive patterns, gaining insight to change problematic behaviors
Sade Arzu Consulting & Practice
Counselor, LMHC, MA
I also specialize in adolescent issues.
As a true believer in human strength, many of us spend our lives searching for what is already there. A fuller and meaningful life is lived when we have discovered our inner strength. I am trained to help you find your inner strength so you can live a healthier and more meaningful life. My practice is rooted on a psychodynamic approach--assisting the client in gaining a perspective of pure insight in order to recognize the character, traits, actions, responses, and behaviors that will be transformed.
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What does therapy for teenagers look like?
When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.
How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?
There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.
How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?
It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.
How do you prepare teens for therapy?
You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.