What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a treatment for a wide variety of emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, work difficulties, troubled relationships, sexual concerns, and issues of self-esteem. It is based on the belief that individuals are often unaware of factors that determine their emotions and behavior. These unconscious factors can sometimes express themselves in the form of specific symptoms or more general emotional distress. Psychotherapeutic treatment is a partnership focused on helping each patient become aware of the underlying sources of his or her difficulties, not just intellectually, but emotionally, in ways that lead to deep and lasting changes in the person’s life. A consultation can help determine whether psychotherapy is the appropriate treatment for you.
When is it time to see a therapist?
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, angry, irritable, stuck or confused and if your relationships, social life, parenting abilities or work are suffering because you can’t seem to motivate or function properly, it is always a good idea to discuss these concerns with a professional. We think it is worthwhile to deal with problems as early in their development as possible. Individual psychotherapy can be the best way to deal with painful or confusing emotions.
How long will psychotherapy take?
Length of treatment depends on many factors including the type of issue, the complexity of your situation, and what you are looking to accomplish. Sometimes brief solution focused interventions are very helpful. In other cases, people may engage in a treatment that will explore the root causes of psychological problems as a pathway towards lasting change. The choice is yours and it can always be discussed at your initial consultation.
Are our sessions confidential?
We will not disclose any information about you or any session content unless you give me specific written authorization to do so (Hipaa). Please look at the Summary of the HIPAAPrivacy Rule for a full explanation.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure their safety.
What type of therapy and/or counseling do you provide?
We enjoy working collaboratively with clients by exploring unconscious conflicts and developing insight into patterns of behavior. We believe that growth occurs in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and a belief in the human capacity for healing, change and reparation.
A Psychodynamic orientation grounds our work. We have received specialized training in the Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic model and will also integrate executive coaching (as appropriate) into our sessions to work with the “here and now”.
How much will psychotherapy cost?
The cost of therapy is always an important consideration. We participate with some insurance (see patient information page). We can discuss my fees prior to our first billed session.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling 646-469-5000
Where are you located?
We are located at:
Nearest subways are: 28th Street (1), 23rd St (C,E), 34th St (1,2,3), 28th St (N,R), 28th St (6), and 23rd St (F). We are located six blocks from Penn Station.
Do I have to come to sessions weekly?
The frequency of therapy sessions, the length of time we work together, and the termination of treatment are decisions the client and the psychotherapist will work out together.
How long is each session?
Each session is 45 minutes in length.