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Telepsych sessions + COACHING SERVICES

TELETHERAPY, ONLINE EMDR + COACHING WORLDWIDE VIA SKYPE 

Kimberly Seelbrede Is A Licensed Psychotherapist (NYS #079234) And Coach. She Offers Psychotherapy To busy New Yorkers and Expats, And Coaching To Clients Worldwide Via Skype. 

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ONLINE THERAPY

Busy New Yorkers can’t always take time out of their day or week to commute to their therapist and can’t find the time to fit an in-person session. Many across the US or internationally, such ax Expats, don’t have access to good mental health care. Rather than miss sessions, for your convenience, I offer teletherapy or online psychotherapy sessions via Skype or phone. This is the preferred way to conduct therapy and counseling for many, especially busy clients who travel, young adults or tech-savvy millennials and individuals who cannot always commit to weekly in-person sessions and have longstanding and emerging concerns.

I provide online (video) sessions, allowing you to get the care you need without having to leave your home or office. Online sessions can be our primary way of working together, or simply a convenient option to add to your in-person sessions when you need an extra session, you're sick, traveling or have a busy week. Research shows that therapy via online video or phone can be just as effective as in-person sessions. Many young people have grown up using computers and video so it may feel quite natural and familiar, as well, professional adults who are comfortable using technology for personal or business purposes find online therapy to be a familiar option. Working with a therapist remotely can be done using Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or a secure and easy-to-use video conferencing technology. We can connect for a session via phone or video while you are in the comfort of your own office or home with the use of video conferencing technology. Teletherapy is not appropriate for treating serious mental illness, severe depression, suicide or impulse control disorders. For your own safety, these challenges are best treated with a mental health professional during face-to-face therapy sessions.

Services Include:

  • Concierge Psychology Service + Online Teletherapy

  • EMDR Therapy + Focusing-Oriented Techniques

  • Holistic, Integrative Treatment

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Treatment

  • Sex therapy (traditional, LGBTQI+, polyamory and kink sensitive provider.

  • Couples Therapy, Divorce + Separation

  • Family Therapy

  • Life-stage Change Therapy

  • Life Coaching for VIP’s + Executives

  • Psychological Consultations

Treatment For:

  • Major Life Changes

  • Relationship Issues

  • Loss + Bereavement

  • Anxiety + Social Phobias

  • Depression + Bipolar Disorder

  • Stress Management

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder + PTSD

  • Worry + Fear

  • Motivation

  • Emotional Dysregulation

  • Highly Sensitive People + Empaths

  • Boundary Setting + Self-Care Coaching

  • Chronic Pain + Autoimmune Disorders

As a telehealth provider I offer online therapy and coaching locally and Internationally. I am happy to offer in-person and online services, or a mixture of both depending on your particular needs. As you read this, you will notice the various terms used for online therapy, they include: Skype therapy, e-therapy, telehealth, remote therapy, distance counseling, theracoaching, teletherapy, etc.)

Online Therapy Is Not The Best Fit For Everyone, And Can Never Replace In-Person Therapeutic Relationships, But It’s A Sound Option For Individuals Who Lack Access To Specialists, Busy Clients, Individuals Who Travel Frequently, And Those Who Require Discretion And Privacy.

BENEFITS OF ONLINE THERAPY

When I first started working with psychotherapy clients remotely, it was purely out of necessity and client convenience. I’ve had clients move to different states, even countries, leave for college or need to be at home during medical or cancer treatment. Skype or phone sessions allow for the continuity of care and continued therapeutic support when it is a challenge to meet in-person. Online therapy also works for clients who commute and may experience inclement weather. For many clients, the idea of starting over with a new therapist feels hard, and some will discontinue treatment altogether. Online therapy and counseling has been a helpful option for many clients who wish to continue treatment with their existing therapist. I have had very positive experiences and feel better about it with many advances in technology. Additionally, the research shows that teletherapy can be as effective as face-to-face sessions.

Teletherapy can take place from home, your office and even your car—wherever you feel that you can relax and have privacy. Some clients enjoy the relative anonymity by avoiding waiting rooms or being seen entering a therapy suite. Online, remote therapy sessions may even make it easier for some to break through the shame they experience about needing help or receiving mental health services. These individuals may eventually trust and feel comfortable enough to meet with a therapist face-to-face in an office setting. Many clients report being able to discuss sensitive and deeply personal material with greater ease and comfort, benefiting from the distance that Telehealth therapy provides. One example is a client who seeks sex therapy and may have difficulty talking about their sexual concerns in-person. Distance Counseling or E-therapy also provides more options for finding a therapist who is a better “fit” for your individual needs or who provides the specific expertise and specialization that you require. Opening up your search to other states may help you find an even better therapist “fit” for you. I am a licensed to practice psychotherapy in New York State (currently) and Montana and New Mexico (very soon). I currently work out of my office in NYC and in Bozeman Montana.

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES WITH TELEMEDICINE

In my opinion, you can’t replace the relational benefits of meeting in-person. Times have changed however, and there is a place for online E-counseling. It certainly allows more people to access mental and emotional help and support. There are also potential problems related to Skype therapy. Privacy is an important aspect of ensuring that your telecounseling is successful. Making sure that you have enough privacy in your home or office, away from co-workers, partners, family members and children is necessary. Online technology can be challenging at times with poor and slow connections. Sometimes we may need to switch to phone sessions when online platform problems occur. One of the biggest challenges for potential clients is that distance therapy is not right for everyone as stated earlier. Some clients with certain mental health concerns need to be seen in-person for a variety of reasons and this is something that we can discuss in an initial consultation.

ONLINE EMDR THERAPY

Yes, it’s possible to do EMDR therapy online in some circumstances. In many situations and for healthier, high-functioning clients, EMDR therapy can be done online using any number of online communication tools such skype, google hangouts, facetime, or a HIPPA-compliant platform. The only requirements for successful online therapy is a good Internet connection and a computer with camera and microphone capabilities. EMDR therapy works by using bilateral stimulation of the brain, either through eye movements or tapping, while focusing on negative beliefs, experiences and memories. EMDR therapy conducted online is done using guided tapping and follows the exact same process and protocols as an in-person EMDR therapy. During an initial consultation, I am able to assess the nature of the trauma(s), the impact on functioning and the ego strengths of potential clients for whom online EMDR is an option

HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS

Online Therapy refers to professional services offered by telephone, Skype, FaceTime or a HIPPA-compliant platform. E-Therapy or telemedicine is similar to coaching and can be used effectively to help high-functioning individuals with a range of issues including: relationship problems, mild anxiety and stress-related problems, work and career issues, motivational difficulties, self-growth, and for existing clients who must miss sessions because of schedule conflicts. Online therapy is a very convenient option for those with busy work schedules or for individuals who travel extensively or split their time between two homes. Many choose to augment their face-to-face sessions using online services. Distance therapy is limited, and is not meant to replace in-person sessions, nor is it a substitute for emergency treatment. Mental health professionals who utilize e-therapy should not diagnose or treat serious diagnosed mental disorders. Learn more about online therapy here from the American Psychological Association (APA). Online therapy is not appropriate for the following problems:

  • Individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder or psychotic symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking)

  • Difficulties related to an addiction to drugs and alcohol

  • Those in need of a medical diagnosis or hospitalization

  • Individuals at risk for harming self or others

It is important to understand that technology can fail and safeguards must be considered to protect your privacy. If people in your home or office have access to your computer, the confidentiality of your online therapy session may be at risk. Online therapy is not covered by insurance.

SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT DISTANCE THERAPY:

About Kim Seelbrede Therapist + Coach

Providing Therapy + Coaching online via Skype working with high-level professionals and Expats, Kimberly Seelbrede is a New York State licensed psychotherapist, consultant and coach with extensive post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Brainspotting, Ego State Therapy, Focusing, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and specialized Couples Therapy training. Kimberly’s clinical work addresses the following concerns: anxiety, depression, relationships, couples therapy, sex therapy, women's hormone health, family therapy, addictions, recovery support, compulsions, trauma resolution, stress management, relaxation support, performance difficulties, loss, grief, shame, crisis situations and life transitions. Kimberly conducts weekly psychotherapy sessions in her office, or worldwide via phone, FaceTime, Skype or teletherapy. Kimberly's interests include: lifestyle change and transitions, motivation, mindfulness and meditation support, successful communication, professional burnout and managing chronic pain and illness. She conducts intensive couples workshops using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy or EFT and The Gottman Institute.

Kim Seelbrede, LCSW supervises graduate students of mental health and allied health professionals in the areas of case consultation, relaxation training, problem solving and the successful integration of alternative therapies into their private practices. Her background in the performing arts has enabled her to develop a special niche and work successfully with talented, creative, high-profile and celebrity clients. She has the ability to connect and understand the unique challenges these individuals face because of their fame and talents. She has a special interest in helping busy professionals find work/life balance and learn to reduce and manage stress. Her post-graduate training in psychiatric and clinical social work, psychology, cutting-edge therapies, the healing arts and yoga therapy, has allowed her to incorporate a broad range of techniques into her therapeutic work with clients. 

Concierge Therapy in-person or via skype

For individuals in crisis or transition, A more robust approach when you need it most

 
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Boutique Concierge Psychotherapy

In recent years, primary care medicine has made popular the “concierge” model of medical care. Physicians have turned to a practice that is patient-centered and private pay, and many patients consider it to be a successful and effective means to deliver quality medical services on an as needed basis. They report that it gives them a sense of safety and security knowing that they will have access to their doctor when they need it.

As a licensed psychotherapist and clinician who has had their own traditional psychoanalysis and therapy, as well as traditional training, I’m surprised to be offering what many of my clients have asked for—”concierge therapy.” My clients can’t always commit to the traditional model of once or twice weekly psychotherapy sessions because of personal and professional circumstances, such as professional travel and family responsibilities. So what is this concept of concierge therapy? It is considered a “retainer” service system or membership-based model that gives clients “total care” and access to their therapist as needed (within reason, of course), sometimes in person, and certainly virtually, remotely and online. This modern practice model provides clients with an added measure of security knowing that their mental health professional will be available to them as needed. Clients find concierge services helpful especially when going through something such as a health crisis, family problems such as addiction problems or a change in marital status, or even a professional career crisis or personal transition. Therapists who work with individuals who may experience a crisis or high levels of stress because of unfortunate events or life circumstances, or just very busy professionals find this model to be individualized and flexible enough to meet their personal needs.

This total-care service offers flexible, immediate, and individualized treatment through various service models and a retainer-style or membership-based fee structure. The concierge model also allows private pay which is convenient and bypasses the restrictions of diagnosis and insurance regulations. The biggest benefit of concierge models of psychotherapy is that it is client-centered and allows the provider to focus on client needs in a focused and individualized manner. I am able to offer my usual clinical services such as: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, EMDR Therapy, Somatic Practices, Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT, DBT Skills, Mindfulness, Meditation, Coaching and Crisis Consultations. I accept only a very limited number of individuals and couples due to the priority services that clients are offered, this allows me to work deeply with each person and provide better client care. Concierge therapy and telemedicine is incredibly helpful for clients in crisis who require time-limited, focused professional psychological support. Please Email Me to learn more about private concierge therapy and remember to put “Concierge Services” in the subject line.

What follows are what clients can expect from the services of concierge therapy:

  • Clients are able to access their therapist via voicemail, text, email between sessions, including evenings and weekends

  • Clients who need privacy or anonymity are able to avoid waiting rooms or therapy suites which is appealing to high-profile and VIP clients

  • Provider response time tends to be within a few hours, and many psychotherapists provide a dedicated number for their concierge clients 

  • Therapists block out time for same day or next day appointments as well as weekend, evening or after work scheduling. 

  • Clients have the ability to self-schedule using an online scheduler/calendar

  • Depending on the provider’s approach, appointments can be in the client's location of choice such as an office or via telephone or video conference.

  • Provider service hours are offered in a more flexible manner, even on-call, depending on the model that works for you

  • Extended time for sessions that may go beyond an hour, to half-day or full day

As a therapist who does not work directly with insurance, my hourly fee is comparable to others who have received my level of training and education. I still provide weekly sessions on a fee-for-service, private pay model for motivated traditional psychotherapy clients who benefit from this therapy approach for many clinical reasons. It may be of value for some clients to pay a slightly higher fee to have available to them the option of a concierge therapy model and have sessions on an as-needed basis which allows greater access to therapy and emotional health and wellbeing services. 

Professional Services

  • Consulting For Addictions, Individuals & Families

  • Self-Care Coaching

  • EMDR and Focusing

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • DBT Skills

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • Trauma-focused Treatment

  • Couples Therapy and Family Therapy

  • Life-Stage Therapy/Loss

  • Depth-Focused Coaching

  • Executive Coaching

Concerns Addressed

  • Anonymity, flexibility and increased frequency

  • Major Life Transitions/Adjustments/Personal Crisis Support

  • Boundary Setting/Self-Care Support

  • Extreme Stress or Crisis Situations

  • Trauma/Emotional Dysregulation

  • Anxiety/Excessive worry/Agoraphobia

  • Grief/Loss/Support Through A Transition

  • Social Anxiety/Phobias/Worry/Stress Management

  • Relationship/Marital Problems/Breakup/Divorce/Shared Custody

  • Mild Depression/Poor Motivation

  • Behavior and Substance Addiction Support

EDUCATION + POST-GRADUATE TRAINING

New York University - Graduate Level

NYUSSW- Post-Master's Certificate Programs - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Clinical Practice, Clinical Approaches To The Addictions, Clinical Practice With Adolescents, Spirituality And Social Work, Executive Coaching

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology - Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions EDCAS:  A course of study that integrates the concepts of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis with those of other treatment modalities and provides a concentrated, practice-oriented educational experience to mental health professionals who work in these areas.

Institute for Life Coach Training - The Institute for Life Coach specializes in training therapists to translate their therapeutic expertise into coaching skills.

ABOUT KIM SEELBREDE THERAPIST + COACH

Online Therapy for the Expat and NYC professional via phone or Skype, Kimberly Seelbrede is a New York State licensed psychotherapist, consultant and coach with extensive post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Brainspotting, Ego State Therapy, Focusing, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and specialized Couples Therapy training. Kimberly’s clinical work addresses the following concerns: anxiety, depression, relationships, couples therapy, sex therapy, women's hormone health, family therapy, addictions, recovery support, compulsions, trauma resolution, stress management, relaxation support, performance difficulties, loss, grief, shame, crisis situations and life transitions. Kimberly conducts weekly psychotherapy sessions in her office, or worldwide via phone, FaceTime, Skype or teletherapy. Kimberly's interests include: lifestyle change and transitions, motivation, mindfulness and meditation support, successful communication, professional burnout and managing chronic pain and illness. She conducts intensive couples workshops using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy or EFT and The Gottman Institute.

Kim Seelbrede, LCSW supervises graduate students of mental health and allied health professionals in the areas of case consultation, relaxation training, problem solving and the successful integration of alternative therapies into their private practices. Her background in the performing arts has enabled her to develop a special niche and work successfully with talented, creative, high-profile and celebrity clients. She has the ability to connect and understand the unique challenges these individuals face because of their fame and talents. She has a special interest in helping busy professionals find work/life balance and learn to reduce and manage stress. Her post-graduate training in psychiatric and clinical social work, psychology, cutting-edge therapies, the healing arts and yoga therapy, has allowed her to incorporate a broad range of techniques into her therapeutic work with clients. 



OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY, GROUP THERAPY, RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING, CONSULATION, SUPERVISION, EMDR + ADJUNCTIVE EMDR THERAPY + ONLINE COUNSELING SESSIONS

As an integrative psychotherapist, I'm delighted to offer a unique approach to emotional health and healing. My goal is to blend contemporary psychological practices, intuitive guidance and the wisdom of the ancient healing arts. The heart and soul of my approach is to help clients develop insight, self-awareness, self-acceptance, authenticity, self integration, respect for one's body, embodiment, healthy boundaries and self-care practices. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS + ADULTS

Individual adolescent and adult therapy is provided in my Manhattan office, and depending on client concerns, online using Skype or a HIPPA compliant platform. An initial consultation is the best way to determine if your particular needs and goals can be addressed using short-term or long-term psychotherapy. I have advanced post-graduate training in a variety of helpful techniques such as: EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Focusing, Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy or
EFT and Mindfulness. After an initial assessment, I will give you my opinion, and together, we can discuss your needs and create a treatment plan. We will also consider the duration of treatment and the approach or combination that will serve your goals. I have expertise in anxiety and mood disorders, addictions, compulsions, eating disorders, relationship problems, sexuality, identity concerns, self-defeating patterns and self-sabotage, lack of purpose, goal setting, spirituality, family of origin issues, trauma/PTSD, attachment issues, self-esteem, transitions, loss, wellness coaching and an integrative therapy approach that addresses chronic pain and medical challenges. 

COACHING, STRATEGIZING + MENTORING

Coaching is not therapy. Coaching clients are goal-oriented individuals who seek results in their lives. Hiring a coach who is skilled to uncover obstacles, as well as guide and support your "best self," is a powerful resource. Having support and guidance as you practice new behaviors can be incredibly helpful. Some individuals seek an expert "strategist" to guide efforts towards growth and change. Coaching unearths the stubborn and often hidden, negative self-concepts that keep people anchored in their present reality. Identifying these unhelpful concepts helps clients move forward. Often, a positive and renewed sense of energy will emerge as soon as one begins the coaching process. Partnering with a life coach can be supportive, encouraging and empowering, and can help clients navigate change, restoring or creating balance and fulfillment. Whether it’s taking control of one's health, losing weight, career issues, focusing on goal-attainment, repairing a relationship, getting "unstuck" or transitioning to a new chapter in life, coaching can provide the needed inspiration and support one desires. Working with a licensed trained psychotherapist can yield exceptional results. Therapists have the necessary skills and tools that can be used when longstanding and resistant patterns interfere with progress. I regularly offer EMDR for blocks and peak-performance enhancement, mindfulness, meditation techniques, solution-focused strategies or cognitive and behavior techniques to my clients, combined with coaching strategies to help "stuck" clients move forward.

SEX THERAPY, RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING + COUPLES THERAPY IN-PERSON OR VIA SKYPE

I've successfully worked with many couples who desire a healthier and more satisfying relationship. I work with many high-functioning couples who would like to enhance their relationship and reestablish intimacy and connection. I also work with individuals at various stages of relationships including: newly-formed relationships, couples seeking pre-marital counseling and guidance, new parents seeking support, those considering separation or divorce and the newly single and ready to date. I draw from attachment-based theory, helping couples understand their own attachment style as well as that of their partner. Clients can learn to communicate their needs and "hear" the needs of their partner, as well as develop a shared vision or goals, learn acceptance and compassion for self and the other, heal from infidelity and develop new skills. Clients also are guided to identify and de-escalate triggers, address sex and intimacy concerns and understand how the past and family of origin issues may be impacting the relationship in the present. I use my training from The Gottman Institute, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT and Non-Violent Communication or NVC to support my work with couples.

EMDR THERAPY + BRAINSPOTTING

As an EMDRIA-approved, level I + II trained EMDR therapist, I have enjoyed great success with clients using EMDR therapy for a variety of chronic, longstanding difficulties as well as recent traumatic incidents. EMDR psychotherapy can be a stand-alone treatment or integrated into ongoing talk therapy sessions to speed the healing process. As a New York City-based EMDR specialist, I provide trauma resolution for PTSD symptoms, and healing for attachment deficits, developmental traumas, medical trauma and chronic physical and emotional abuse. Additionally, EMDR is an effective therapy for anxiety, obsessions, phobias, compulsions, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, eating disorders, addictions and more. For individuals with anxiety, emotion regulation problems and in addiction recovery, elements of EMDR therapy can help clients develop and strengthen self-soothing inner resources. A combination of EMDR and coaching is an effective treatment combination for sports and peak performance enhancement and creative and performance blocks. Brainspotting, another technique developed by David Grand, PhD, combined with EMDR psychotherapy is a technique I use to address attachment issues, unresolved trauma, pre-verbal trauma and performance problems. 

CONSULTATIONS + REFERRALS

I provide consultation sessions that are time-limited and problem or goal-focused. Some individuals and families consult with a mental health professional for educational purposes, a clinical assessment or diagnosis, a second opinion, help with a personal or life challenge, support for a difficult transition or crisis and to obtain resources to other collateral support such as psychiatrists or treatment facilities such as rehabs for addictions and eating disorders. Clinical consultations allow a client, parent or family member to explore concerns, probem-solve with a professional and make decisions or changes in their lives that move them forward when they feel unsupported or "stuck." I am delighted to share my trusted resources to complementary, alternative and conventional medical referrals in New York City and beyond. Consultations are not psychotherapy and can be done long distance using an online service such as Skype, Google, FaceTime or via telephone sessions. 

INTEGRATIVE THERAPY, COACHING, MINDFULNESS, STRESS REDUCTION + SELF-CARE PRACTICES

My interest in mind-body techniques and complementary medicine has allowed me to journey to some amazing places including workshops and training opportunities. Using my training with the Urban Zen Foundation and my yoga therapy training (RYT 200 + 500 hours), I help clients address anxiety insomnia, stress, trauma and chronic illness using a combination of guided imagery, breathing techniques, body scans, meditation and mindfulness. I've studied aromatherapy and Reiki and still enjoy both, including self-Reiki and Reiki with clients, friends and family. Using the brilliance of neuroplasticity, western psychological theory, and the power of cutting-edge nutrition, yoga therapy, chakra work and other somatic psychotherapies, I truly enjoy helping clients who are open to these techniques heal on many levels. Together we can decide what would work best for your particular needs. Some examples of integrative therapy include: mindfulness training, lifestyle recommendations (nutrition, meditation, exercise, yoga and sleep), boundary work, creative play, journaling, somatic therapy and more. 

SUPERVISION + PRIVATE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

I enjoy helping new practitioners such as social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, licensed mental health counselors and psychologists develop and build their private practices. I am happy to provide clinical supervision for cases, and I especially enjoy helping interested therapists blend mind-body medicine and complementary techniques into their existing psychotherapy practices.

PSYCHOTHERAPY, COACHING + CONSULTATION SERVICES

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Anxiety and compulsive disorders

  • Eating disorders, emotional eating and body image issues

  • Borderline Personality Disorder BPD

  • Adolescents problems (behavioral, emotional, family, academic challenges)

  • Marriage, couples, relationship problems

  • Celebrity, gifted and talented individuals

  • Grief, loss, bereavement, life transitions

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

  • Addictions, drug addiction, process addictions, substance abuse, behavioral disorders, alcoholism

  • Sexual addiction

  • Adult survivors of abuse

  • Adult children of alcoholics (ACOA)

  • Dissociation, complex PTSD, emotion regulation difficulties

  • Childhood, developmental trauma, traumatic events, accidents, medical trauma

  • Self-harm, self-sabotage, self-defeating behaviors

  • Self-esteem issues, negative self-concept

  • Performance blocks using EMDR therapy

  • Surviving and managing relationships with borderline or narcissistic individuals or partners

  • Men’s issues, career concerns, sexual difficulties, work/life balance

  • Women’s issues, career concerns, transitions, parenting, caretaking, hormone imbalance

  • Environmental stressors, crisis management

  • Phase of life issues, aging

  • Sexual and relationship issues for individuals and couples

  • LGBT concerns, alternative lifestyles

  • Work, creativity and career issues

  • Life purpose, existential, spiritual concerns

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

  • Individual, couples, marital, family, group therapy

  • Weekend intensive workshops for couples

  • Coordination of services with school, medical practitioners, legal counsel, etc

  • Consultation and evaluation for potential in-patient residential treatment

  • Parent and new parent education, coaching

  • Addiction evaluations, assessments, referrals to medical and allied professionals in New York City and beyond

  • Executive coaching

  • Peak performance coaching

  • Clinical supervision, private practice building business, consulting

  • Presentations, workshops

  • Mindfulness, meditation instruction, stress management

  • Recovery support for individuals including their families

  • Self-care, well-being, burnout support and coaching

THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Psychodynamic, relational, interpersonal psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness, meditation support

  • EMDR therapy

  • Focusing techniques

  • Brainspotting

  • Crisis counseling

  • Short-term, goal-oriented therapy

  • CBT

  • DBT skills

MODALITIES OFFERED

  • Individual

  • Marriage and relationships

  • Family

  • Group

  • Consultation

  • Coaching

  • Clinical supervision

  • Online via telephone, Skype, FaceTime or a HIPPA compliant service

HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT AN INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE 

PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an evidence-based and active therapy that has a long history and tradition used in both short and long-term treatment. Psychodynamic sessions include the process of increasing self-awareness, encouraging self-expression, understanding conflicts, developing insight into the behaviors of self and other, unearthing unconscious content that can interfere with functioning and understanding patterns and dynamics that may have origins in the past but are played out in the "here and now." This form of therapy uses the relationship between patient and therapist to heal. The interpersonal relationship tends to be the focus of sessions as an active example of other relationships in the patient's life, so that patterns and distress can be "worked through" and not repeated outside of treatment.

CBT OR COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on examining and changing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. CBT tends to be a short-term approach that is highly-effective for many with empirically-tested techniques supporting an increase in skills and a change in behaviors. CBT is an effective solution for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression and addictions/substance abuse.

DBT OR DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

DBT was originally developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. With time, DBT skills and techniques have been found to be helpful for individuals who struggle in many areas of life including substance abuse, addictions. DBT treatment combines ideas of awareness, acceptance and change from mindfulness with a range of psychological theories. Because DBT skills are practical and can be generalized into many areas of life, DBT can be successfully integrated into treatment plans and used in a variety of treatment settings. DBT uses mindfulness and other skills to help increase emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness with the goal of helping patient's cope, de-escalate, and self-regulate. 

FOCUSING-ORIENTED THERAPY

Developed in the 1970s by psychologist Dr. Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago, Focusing-Oriented Therapy has been taught to hundreds of thousands of people in countries around the world and is considered a humanistic, experiential and person-centered approach to healing. Focusing is non-directive as the therapist guides the client to connect to the "felt sense" which then allows the client to explore troubling emotions and feelings helping them find the answers needed to heal. Focusing can help clients access their own inner wisdom and strengths by inviting the non-judgmental attention to body sensations, inner "knowing," thoughts, feelings and imagery which may come in the form of words or pre-verbal and non-verbal experiences. Experiences and traumas reside in the body and long for attention even when they have not been consciously thought or verbalized. Focusing-Oriented Therapy can support one's own natural healing while increasing insight and awareness, helping clients gain a broader perspective of current and historical circumstances that have created pain, suffering and blockages. The process of focusing also invites individuals to receive a deep sense of knowledge and freedom so that creativity can emerge and generalize to many aspects of one's life. This powerful technique can reduce anxiety and depression, resolve individual and collective traumas, heal feelings of loss and neglect, increase performance skills, improve emotional regulation, increase relaxation, support immune function, support clients with medical and pain issues, support decision-making and more. It is this locating of the felt sense and its shift that causes true psychological change, empowerment, the restoration of self and enhanced well-being.

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages which is to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to action that will improve the quality of life. The goal of ACT is to help people create a full and meaningful life even and especially when the stress and pain of life is a challenge. ACT teaches the psychological skills to manage painful feelings and thoughts in an effort to reduce the impact of suffering. Another aim is to help individuals clarify what is important and meaningful, using that awareness to guide, motivate and inspire them to make important changes that will lead to a better life. ACT supports cognitive flexibility in addition to encouraging individuals to observe and allow difficult thoughts feelings, emotions and experiences to simply occur. ACT also helps patients identify concrete short and long-term goals.

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is the practice of moment-to-moment awareness of feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations as well as an awareness of the environment and one's surroundings. Mindfulness, as a philosophy, has more recently become a widely-used and helpful practice in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy. Additionally, mindfulness is an empirically-validated practice with data that supports its efficacy and application in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings.  A mindfulness practice includes the observation of feelings, emotions and sensations, a non-judgmental presence and the awareness of the present moment. 

EMDR THERAPY 

EMDR is an evidence-based treatment that targets many symptoms and conditions including trauma, negative memories, phobias, fears, anxiety, addictions, compulsions and performance difficulties. Originally used to treat Veterans, EMDR therapy is now one of the most efficient and effective trauma/symptom treatment methods that allows clients to fully heal from their psychological wounds. EMDR can successfully be integrated into psychotherapy sessions. Many clients find EMDR to be more effective than other forms of therapy including CBT and traditional “talk therapy.”

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

Clinical depression is a complicated condition that can be treated with interpersonal psychotherapy, medication and a collaborative approach to identify the biological and psychosocial factors that may have contributed to a patient's depressive symptoms. Depression can be mild and show up with seasonal changes and it can be debilitating and interfere with activities of daily living, life skills, relationships, employment, hope and may also include the desire to end one’s life. Depression treatment is generally supportive in nature, and may require help with daily structure and coping skills and often requires working with other mental health professionals. Interpersonal psychotherapy, CBT and EMDR therapy can be effective treatments for depressed patients as can antidepressant use, light therapy, vitamin D and supplements. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ANXIETY

Anxiety symptoms bring many into therapy for the first time. Not all clients experience anxiety in the same way. For some, anxiety is a distress that presents in a specific situation such as performance, public speaking or test-taking. For others, anxiety may be experienced as chronic and ranging from mild to debilitating, including uncomfortable physical symptoms. Anxiety sufferers are best helped by understanding emotional conflicts, environmental and genetic factors with treatment that may include talk therapy, CBT, stress reduction techniques, Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR Therapy to target early trauma, memories and present-day distress.

TRAUMA TREATMENT AND PTSD

Early trauma and chronic developmental traumas that have impacted a patient's development and attachment relationships are the most difficult to heal. Psychotherapy can help validate the patient's experience, work through any feelings of shame and confusion that may have been internalized, process the traumatic experience or event and help them understand how their current life is impacted by traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help individuals identify triggers in daily experiences that create symptoms and contribute to familiar self-defeating patterns and dynamics. While talk therapy can be a good place to begin for some trauma patients, EMDR is the treatment of choice to provide symptomatic relief and truly heal from trauma.

LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT

Losing something or someone is difficult and complicated for many reasons. Loss can include a loved-one, pet, health,  job, lifestyle, home, identity, status, and more. Loss, especially when significant to the individual, requires mourning and grieving that loss, experiencing the associated feelings, and eventually, moving forward. Psychotherapy can give the individual a safe place to grieve and feel the sadness. The healing process is different for everyone as is the length of time required to heal.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THERAPY?

A number of benefits are available when you engage in the therapy process. Therapy helps people gain relief from unpleasant feelings and thoughts, create more fulfilling and meaningful relationships, and gain more pleasure and control in their lives. Psychotherapy helps clients get to the root of their difficulties and learn ways to become more self-aware, cope with difficult emotions, improve mood, gain control, feel connected to others, develop the skills to handle future problems, and live more fulfilling and satisfying lives. Therapists can provide support, practical problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as: troubling patterns and behaviors. a crisis,  managing difficult people, internal conflicts, neurosis, life transitions, anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness self-esteem, relationship problems, unresolved childhood issues, trauma/abuse, grief, stress management, body image issues, eating disorders, feeling lost or stuck, sexuality or identity concerns, addictive behaviors and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors or psychotherapists can be a tremendous asset to career concerns, managing personal growth, professional relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, parenting challenges, developing healthier habits, connecting to the body, understanding thoughts, feelings and emotions, balancing the stress of daily life and goal-setting. High-achieving, successful individuals often experience emptiness, unhappiness, disappointment, loneliness, stress, anxiety and interpersonal problems which may lead to less than desirable coping solutions such as addictions, alcohol and drug abuse, eating problems and sleep deficits. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or help their clients discover helpful solutions. Many lasting benefits can be obtained from personal, couples or group therapy. You can learn more about therapy from the American Psychological Association or APA Learn more here