I am a licensed psychologist and one of the few Certified Gottman Couples Therapists on the East Coast. My speciality is helping individuals and couples identify and make changes in their personal and professional lives that enable them to enhance their life satisfaction and well-being.
I integrate traditional psychodynamic concepts with contemporary methods such as cognitive behavioral, Gottman, attachment, and systems theories. Offering a highly personalized approach that is goal oriented and solution focused, I tailor my services to the needs of each individual or couple. My style is caring and direct, gentle and collaborative.
For over thirty years I've helped adults, children, adolescents and couples resolve their conflicts and lead more satisfying lives. I am flexible in my approach, paying special attention to the individual needs of those whom I treat.
I have specialties in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, depression, couple/marital counseling, children and adolescents, ADD/ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Working with alcohol and other substance abusers has also been a long term part of my practice. With my wife, Roberta Markowitz,LCSW we conduct interventions, helping families obtain treatment for otherwise resistant family members.
I am a developmental psychologist and licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with young children, teens, adults, and families with a variety of mental health needs including emotional regulation, anxiety, life stressors, relationship challenges, and developmental disorders. I currently work in private practice in Westchester, NY, specializing in psychotherapy, child-centered play therapy, parent-child relationships, and learning differences. I embrace a reflective and strengths-focused model and I am known to be creative, compassionate, and open-minded.
Feeling stuck, troubled by past trauma(s), depression, anxiety, or going through a transition in your life and need some support? Engaging in Art Therapy may be able to help. Sometimes we don't have the words to describe what our challenges are or where they come from. Expressing yourself artistically allows you to bypass the typical (verbal) way of thinking, processing and looking at the world. It can offer new perspectives on problematic patterns, behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Through the creative process we will explore your challenges and strengths together, build resiliency and bring you closer to your wellness goals.
Life can be overwhelming. If you’re here, I’m guessing something brought you to this point that made you think therapy may be beneficial. Is your child more worried than usual? Maybe you or someone you love is struggling with their emotions? Perhaps, you or someone you love is having a hard time navigating one of life’s many transitions? As your therapist, my goal is to create a welcoming, safe, supportive environment to explore your current stressors, and create a path to improving your wellbeing. Whether I am working with a child, teen, or young adult, I tailor sessions to each individual. For parents, I offer support & resources.
In a safe and supportive environment, I collaborate with individual adults couples, and families to address difficult emotions or behaviors, and find effective solutions to make meaningful change. I work with clients to enhance communication, deepen attachments and relationships, and identify road blocks. Given the tools, support, and guidance, I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes to reduce conflict, stress, and anxiety and lead more satisfying lives. My orientation is eclectic though I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques. I work with adults, couples and families.
With 40 years of experience, I am a results-oriented family psychologist treating adults, adolescents and children (especially for anxiety and depression). I have published 7 books based upon scientifically based treatments for specific psychological and behavioral issues, pioneering effective strategies for attention deficit disorders. My many media appearances include being interviewed on "Sixty Minutes." About 15 years ago I developed a sub-specialty called "Pain to Joy:" where psychological and physical pain or tension are transformed into healthy, joyful living. This approach combines psychological, behavioral, physical and philosophical methods. Most pain can be eliminated or greatly decreased.
I believe that in order to work on your issues -- regardless of what they are -- you must first feel safe and understood. My treatment approach is first to provide you with a safe environment created through empathic and non-judgmental listening. Change -- even positive change -- is difficult. By understanding my clients' individual strengths and applying effective treatment approaches, change can happen. This is a process that evolves through a working relationship of open communication and trust. Identifying and changing those patterns of behavior is the focus of our work together.
I have been in practice for over 40 years and I feel that my best client is the person who recognizes that they could use someone like myself to help them alter their thoughts and behaviors that are impeding their progress. I have worked well with issues related to mood such as anxiety and depression, but also with stress related disorders. If you believe that life would be better if you only knew how to change your thinking,feeling and behavior, then I am your therapist.
Are you feeling bored, stuck, in a rut? Are you angry, depressed, stressed? Are you in transition from personal crisis, health, relationships, divorce, career? Are you going through mid-life crisis? Are you exhibiting success sabotaging behaviors and/or stopped by upper-limit setpoints? If so, there's a good chance you're searching to find out who you are, why you're here, what your purpose is and how to fulfill it. Working collaboratively I help you get unstuck and receive answers to these questions. You'll also end up with a SELF help protocol to constantly overcome obstacles to love, success and fulfillment.
Welcome! I help my clients develop tools to remove obstacles that stand in the way of their happiness and prevent them from tapping into the innate wisdom that each of us possesses. I incorporate Eastern philosophy and meditation with contemporary psychology in creating an open space in which healing can unfold. My process is strongly influenced by mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
I am a cognitive behavioral therapist and experiential therapist - meaning I work with both thoughts and feelings. I deal mostly in the present, helping clients to develop their strengths and make change. I work alot with anxiety and depression. I am a couples counselor highlighted in the Ladies Home Journal, “Can This Marriage Be Saved” articles.
For over 30 years I have helped people attain emotional well-being: contentment in relationships, effectiveness in work, satisfaction within oneself. I can help you work through and resolve your personal and relationship problems. I have particular expertise in helping people manage stress and anger. My clients often gain effective communication and conflict resolution skills that are critical to sustaining healthy relationships.
A cognitive-behavioral therapist, Susan's signature strength is treating overall health and the implications on mental well-being. Her 18 years experience includes confidential treatment in anxiety, traditional therapy, holistic attention to brain and nutrition, EMDR, general life difficulties, depression, relationship and adolescent issues and parent coaching. Susan patiently and non-judgmentally facilitates navigating life changes and focuses on results. Her flexible style, experience and total awareness lead to successful outcomes within short-term psychotherapy treatments. She has been featured in the "Ladies Home Journal" "Can This Marriage Be Saved" column and the "Huffington Post".
Following fellowships at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine, I served as Director of Psychology at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT and have been in private practice in New Canaan, Greenwich and Stamford, CT for over 30 years. Happy to answer any questions you may have.
I have a wealth of experience working with those struggling with addiction, codependency, mood disorder, anxiety, trauma and a multitude of life issues such as grief, coping with medical diagnosis, injury and illness, loss of career, and divorce. I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, EAGALA, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Integrative Meridian Therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Military Counselor and have years of experience working with Veterans.
I have 20+ years of experience treating adults and teenagers with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationships, work, career and parenting challenges. I have expertise in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention and addressing major life transitions including separation and divorce. I have also worked extensively with victims of violent crime and survivors of sexual assault and incest.
I will welcome you into a safe and non-judgmental place where you can explore what it could be like to find the freedom to live your life with self-compassion while taking full responsibility. I believe therapy can help you find a sense of peace in your life because you are able to identify your own power, your own wisdom and really focus on what brings your life joy. If your family is experiencing difficulties then family therapy is a necessary first step toward finding a more harmonious family life. For further information please visit my website: GisselleAcevedoTherapy.com.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Pound Ridge 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 Pound Ridge 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 Pound Ridge 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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