Is your adolescent struggling in school? Is your child experiencing depression and anxiety? Poor self-esteem? Want to feel more like yourself and enrich your relationships? Does anxiety and depression keep you from moving forward? Do you feel unsure about how to take the first step? Whether you’re coping with anxiety and depression, trying to get back on track after a traumatic event, or dealing with life stressors, I can help you empowered to feel confident and connected in your relationships in a safe, affirming environment.
My goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment and a safe place to share all of life’s stressors. Specializing in all areas of discomfort and struggles. Discover you inner balance between vulnerability and making the right choices! Take a mindful and soulful approach to making your life better with future awareness of your issues at hand. Focus on mental health with an option to holistically focus on mind, body, and soul as one entity. If we treat it all we receive the maximum mental health experience because one affects the other. Individual, couples, sex, CBT, DBT, and somatic, adhd, bipolar, and personality disorders addressed.
In order to live your best life, you must be the best version of yourself. As we journey through life, challenges can arise that often catch us by surprise. It is important to know that you do not have to experience these challenges alone. I would like to be a part of your journey to help you process your life circumstances and help you develop into the best version of yourself.
Want to make a change? I'm passionate about helping people make changes through psychotherapy. I'm a Licensed Mental HealthCounselor and LMSW, grounded in various psychtherapeutic methods, and sensitive to diverse values, religious or spiritual orientations. With me providing safe, confidential, nonjudgmental support, we can set goals together. We can arrive at an approach suitable to your needs, strengths and growing edges. I have helped individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem. I'm a certified Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist, serving atheists-religious people.
I have been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years. I will work with you with care and compassionate in a collaborative approach. I understand that change takes time and effort and I will help you all the way till you have reached your goal. My treatment approach is varied. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, problem solving techniques. I work with children, teens and adults.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Rockland County, NY. I specialize in the treatment of codependency and family of origin trauma and abuse. Using a combination of somatic, inner child and other modalities, you can learn to let go of the past. Learn how to build self compassion and love and have healthier relationships.
Do you fight with your partner?do you or any family member use alcohol or drugs to excess? ? Do you have painful secrets? Do you feel anxious? numb? powerless? angry? Sad? Ashamed? unworthy? You deserve to be treated kindly and with respect. Would you like to talk with someone who listens with care and helps you find solutions? I am a warm, experienced therapist who is perceptive and has a good sense of humor. I tailor my approach to the needs of the client. I think outside the box and help my clients do so as well.
Ruth Saperstein is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with couples and individuals. Ruth works with couples with relationship issues, and Individuals with anxiety. Ruth is also experienced in the treatment of struggling adolescents. Ruth is highly trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness techniques amongst many others. Ruth is client focused and places emphasis on creating a safe and nurturing environment for her clients to resolve any issue that they want to work on.
My gift and passion are therapeutic support and guidance for individuals, couples and families. Since 2004 I have been dedicated to serving the well-being and growth of adults whether aiming to overcome challenges, or to achieve personal and interpersonal betterment. I have the utmost respect for individuals who actively seek to achieve therapeutic goals, am grateful for the opportunity to travel alongside another's journey and believe that clients deserve to be proud and at peace on their path.
“ Everyone is fighting their own unique battle... to be free from the past, to live in the present… And to create their best future. So, take heart; you are not alone”... Life can be more difficult than we anticipate at times... veering us onto unpaved roads, throwing us unexpected curveballs; piling way too much on our plates at once. During these times, we all need a helping hand to navigate through our own individual life journey... It would be my honor to guide you through yours; providing a sense of hope, and helping you pave a positive, new pathway forward.
To accept life's major changes with grace and dignity can be excruciatingly difficult. And yet, it is a challenge to welcome because when approached with careful consideration, it invites self-definition and intentional living. Are psychic wounds or limiting self-beliefs holding you back? What matters most to you? The Chinese sage, Lao Tsu, said, "If you don't change direction, you will end up where you are heading." Are you happy with your direction? If not, come see me. I listen carefully and help you find your way. I am an active, fully-engaged therapist.
Beginning therapy takes an acknowledgement that we want something to change. It takes courage and commitment but can be rewarding and life changing. I commit 100% to your therapy and will use different techniques to help you find what you are looking for. I believe that everyone can feel better about themselves and their relationships and I believe that everyone, no matter how old, can make changes that bring them happiness and fulfillment. The hardest part is the first call or email because it is a commitment to change. No one ever regrets making that commitment to their mental health. I AM FULLY VACCINATED.
I am here to help! Together we will work to understand the best way to address whatever it is that is getting in the way of living your best life. I believe in developing and utilizing a collaborative therapeutic alliance you. My counseling style is interactive with a down to earth approach, using solution-oriented, and emotionally focused techniques. We will work to resolve anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and workplace concerns. I can offer you a combination of heart, skill, and understanding to help you achieve your goals.
You deserve to be happy! This is the dream. Reality, however, is a different story. You want to find hope, meaning and purpose in life. Instead, life throws you a curveball. One day you realize that you’re dealing with many different stressors and don’t know what to do about them. There are days when you pretend that everything is fine. Truthfully though, you feel sad, overwhelmed and stuck in a cycle of anxiety. At times you feel like no one listens to you or understands what you’re going through. However, you’ve decided that it’s finally time to make a positive change in your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed and having difficulty handling things on your own? Do you need a space to deal with everything that life throws at us? Are you in the middle of a transition such as a break up or losing a love one? I believe therapy is the first step towards a less painful way of exploring and seeking a solution to struggles that have idled our lives. I understand that therapy can feel like a last resort but I believe that you are an expert in your own life. We will work as partners in identifying your concerns, goals and establishing the right tools to ensure that they are long-lasting.
Have there been things that you wish you could talk about with friends and loved ones, but just don’t feel comfortable? Are you struggling with relationships or your professional life? Has the pandemic taken a toll on you? Perhaps you are just feeling stuck in life, held back by depression or low self esteem. I understand that these issues can be overly exhausting. My job is to help you navigate healthy ways to move forward in life and assist you in achieving a life full of purpose. I offer a warm and safe space where it is okay to share your feelings, judgement free.
Therapy is a collaborative process. I strive to create a warm and supportive therapeutic environment where one can feel safe to explore issues and concerns that impact on one's wellbeing. As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have come to appreciate that psychotherapy works because of the unique relationship that develops between the therapist and client. During the course of my career, in addition to my private practice, I worked in hospitals and mental health clinic settings.
Dr. Holtzer has expertise with anxiety, panic attacks, adjustment difficulties, trauma, and grief. Another area of specialty for her is working with clients struggling with fertility issues, fetal loss, and unexpected or traumatic outcomes related to pregnancy and birth. Dr. Holtzer has 15+ years of experience across the human lifespan, working with individuals of varied backgrounds and cultures. She works within a scientific-based framework, while weaving in holistic principles, to help clients enrich their lives. Now In-network with Aetna insurance!
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has specialized in treating anxiety, stress, phobias, adjustment depression and family issues. I was a school psychologist for over 30 years and have worked with children and adolescents. I am a retired Army Reserve Major having served over 20 years. I have been an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rockland Community College.I received advanced training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis as well as Divorce Mediation. I believe that with intervention positive changes can be found, achieved and maintained. Let's work together and discover your inner strengths, coping skills and potentials.
Are you experiencing some feelings that may be too much to handle on your own? Are you trying to figure out the next steps in your life? Are you in the middle of a transition such as a break up or losing a loved one? Have you tried therapy before? This is a great first start to going down the road to getting the help you may need! There are times in everyone's life that moving forward can be feel very difficult. Whether its difficulties in your relationships with loved ones, determining your life goals, depression or anxiety. Having someone to talk to and work through these thoughts and feelings can be the start of self discovery.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Suffern 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 Suffern 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Suffern, or Child Psychologists in Suffern.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Suffern psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Suffern 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.