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Psychologist, PhD, MA
Are you moody and unhappy when you wish you weren't? Do you sometimes feel stress and anxiety about not being more connected to others? Are you having relationship problems? Or, are you lonely? Do you feel that it is hard to be authentic and still succeed? Do you have a conflict between a background to which you feel attached and the person you want to become? Is it hard to integrate your diverse self into today's social communities? My multidisciplinary expertise can help you deeply understand yourself while getting your growth and changes up and running.
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LP, LCAT
Trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, relationship problems, spirituality...dedicated to a deep symbolically oriented approach, I integrate a grounded training in psychoanalysis with expressive and spiritual work. I like the heart as well as the mind to be present in our work together. We may be a good match if you wish a flexible, deep, compassionate process that combines depth analysis along with practicality, and awareness of body-based states. Executive Director Emerita of the Institute for Expressive Analysis, with over 30 years experience as a therapist, I am on the faculty of 3 universities plus the Institute.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
For over 25 years I have worked with adult and adolescent individuals, couples and families in an engaging and supportive way.
Therapy is about healing and self growth. It is about making decisions and achieving life goals. It is about bettering relationships and building meaningful ties. It's about working through, and living without the pain of loss, depression and anxiety. In an atmosphere of safety, trust and non-judgement, I will help you navigate those difficulties which foster anxiety, depression and confusion, recognizing the often, central role of trauma in such challenges. I will assist in the process of gaining insight, while making decisions which breed personal and professional success. I will help in cultivating and improving relationships.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Whether you are navigating a life transition, seeking to manage your mental health, looking for support to process an event, or simply feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of daily life, I am here support you. I enjoy working with teens and young adults facing challenges related to anxiety, perfectionism, relationships, emotional regulation, body image, and personality disorders. I also assist individuals navigating major life transitions like career changes and break-ups. Together, we can work to strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
I also work with clients to successfully navigate life stressors including relationship and work difficulties.
Asking for help is a sign of strength, and you do not need to undertake the healing journey alone. You deserve to live a fulfilling life and I am here to help you build it. I approach psychotherapy with the belief that increased insight, effective coping skills, and a strong therapeutic relationship are cornerstones to facilitating positive behavioral change. I have experience working with teenagers and adults with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, phobias, and bipolar disorder. I help manage maladaptive thinking, challenging feelings, and behavioral patterns that interfere with your quality of life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
I am committed to providing therapy to individuals and couples , and offer a sliding scale fee, so that those who might otherwise be unable to afford treatment may benefit from it.
Many of us struggle with anxiety or depression or concerns about work or relationships. These concerns often arise from unconscious fantasies which develop so early we don't see how they may be limiting our lives or undermining our relationships. In my experience, one of the most effective treatments for these unconscious limitations is individual "talk" therapy with a caring, insightful practitioner. I specialize in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, forms of therapy which foster close attunement to the nuances of each person's difficulties, and generate an evolving partnership designed to transcend anxieties that keep us from a fulfilling life.
I specialize in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples .
With over 10 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy, I use a collaborative approach to therapy with the goal of helping my clients cope with stressful life circumstances and gain insight to make positive lasting changes in their lives. I work with individuals as well as with couples . If you are dealing with anxiety or depression, stress or communication difficulties in a relationship , struggles with infertility or non-traditional conception, parenting challenges, a career transition or any other challenge, I am confident that you can benefit from time in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.
Kate Snyder King Askfor Llc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Covid-19 has brought the world of mental health fragility to a new level never seen before. The isolation and loneliness felt by everyone from children to the elderly has caused a rise in depression, anxiety and fear regarding every day life and the future. These strains are unhealthy emotionally and physically and need attention to avoid lasting impressions. The working relationship in therapy is to define underlying issues, stuck thought patterns and transform negative behavior to evolve into a positive and thriving attitude and consequently, life choices. We will join together to create the life you desire, as I help guide you.
Jane A. Parsons-Fein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, DAHB
She's the author of LOVING IN THE HERE AND NOW: Recreate Your Relationship and Bring Love Back Into Your Life (Penguin Tarcher, 2004).
Jane A. Parsons-Fein, CSW, BCD, DAHB, a graduate of Smith College and Columbia School of Social Work, is President Emerita of The New York Milton H. Erickson Society of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, which she co-founded in 1981. She currently directs The Parsons-Fein Training Institute for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, integrating the hypnotic approaches of Erickson and renowned family therapist Virginia Satir. She is a diplomate of The American Hypnosis Board for Clinical Social Workers (DAHB) and president of The Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis (a component of The American Society, of which she is a Fellow and Approved Consultant).
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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, FIPA
I am a contemporary psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapist. Psychoanalytically trained therapists are caring, empathic people who really listen and respond. I will listen with the deepest empathy. I'll actively help you resolve painful emotions and conflicts, and we'll work together to find long-lasting solutions to what troubles your heart and mind. In the unique bond that forms in a truly therapeutic relationship , we'll embark on an important journey, exploring your conscious and unconscious feelings and thoughts, always linking past to present in order to resolve conflict and pain so you can live your life to its fullest.
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I work with couples , children, teens, and adults. My specialties include communication issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attention and learning differences, and oppositional behavior. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Manhattan. My approach to treatment involves understanding the whole person and helping them better respond to challenges.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
With the overwhelming demands of life and work, we can often lose sense of who we are and feel as though we are going through the motions. Losing our sense of self, an important relationship , or even a loved one, can leave us feeling disconnected and alone. There is so much that demands our attention, it’s unclear where to start. If you are looking to heal and recover, hoping to reconnect with your inner joy, and searching for moments of peace, I might be able to help.
Rachel H. Rainne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT-C
It is within the therapeutic relationship that you learn to be free from suffering by healing old wounds and updating your outdated patterns.
“You must be willing to give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you” -Joseph Campbell. I have the experience, training, & education to assist you on your healing journey. I have been working in the Psychology field since 2003–double majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice for my B.A. and 2 graduate degrees; M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a M.A. in Somatic Psychology. Additionally, I am a CSAT-C.
I have been in practice for over 20 years treating adolescents, adults and couples .
“I’m so sad.” “I’m stuck.” “I’m lonely.” “I hate my life.” “I’m nervous about everything.” If these sentiments sound familiar, you have just taken the first step toward change. I have specialized training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and complex trauma. I have unique experience in treating men and women with relationship issues as well as those contemplating, or in the process of, divorce. I have worked extensively with religiously observant individuals of the Catholic and Jewish faith, negotiating the tension between modern contemporary life and religious practice.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I have been in private practice for more than twenty years, working with individuals, couples and families. My training was in family therapy, and I studied Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While I believe the past informs the present, I work to help clients resolve the current as well as past issues they bring into therapy. My family systems background is a part of the work I do, but I work eclectically to fit the needs of the client. I have significant experience working in crisis intervention, but generally work longer term to achieve the goals of the client.
For over thirty years, as a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, I have helped adults, adolescents and couples to solve problems of living. My experience has given me a deep respect for the process of psychodynamic psychotherapy and its ability to help people lead more satisfying lives. Often, people seek therapy when they are feeling stuck in work or relationships or when they are experiencing depression, anxiety, pain or other somatic and emotional stresses. Therapy helps them replace ineffective or destructive patterns, leading to a much fuller range of life choices as well as deeper, richer emotional connections to other people.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I believe mental health is just as important as medical health, since after all, your head is connected to your body. I offer individual therapy for adolescents and adults, bringing my experience within a number of integrative behavioral health programs to support clients' unique needs. Through a culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed lens, I work to foster the therapeutic relationship to gently challenge clients to get curious about how current patterns of behaviors and ways of thinking serve them.
Lisa Caren Litt
I offer expertise treating issues related to trauma/PTSD, including childhood sexual abuse or physical abuse, sexual assault and rape, partner violence or other trauma you may have experienced.
I bring over 20 years of experience to my work, integrating evidence-based therapies such as CBT, mindfulness and relaxation, with traditional talk therapy. In a warm and safe environment, we will work together to help you gain relief from what is bothering you, including relationships, depression or anxiety. We'll also explore deeper experiences that may be the source of ongoing emotional difficulties. By using a flexible approach and methods that are right for you, you will develop new insights, create strategies to manage stressors, enhance your strengths, and be better able to make constructive choices for yourself.
I see clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and crises of life transition.
Are you anxious, depressed, lonely, confused about your hopes and goals? Come just as you are! I will be a source of honest support, deep listening, understanding, change processes and, at times, direct advice. I can help even if you think you should "just get over it", or "put the past behind you". I am thoughtful and responsive, no matter what you share with me, from the first to the final session. I'm a clinical psychologist with thirty years experience, working with people to create less painful, more satisfying, balanced and interesting lives. We will work on your life together.
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Couples Counseling Therapists
Does couples counseling work?
Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.
When should a couple seek counseling?
Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.
How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?
The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.
How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?
The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.