We live by choice, not by chance. ~ Hal Urban
People don't choose their problems, they choose the solutions which do not solve their problems. - Anonymous
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! - Maya Angelou
The greater your capacity to love, the greater is your capacity to feel the pain. - Jennifer Aniston
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. - Golda Meir
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself. ~ Thomas Mann
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. ~ Sigmund Freud
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. ~ John Ruskin
There are two freedoms - the false where a man is free to do what he likes; the true where a man is free to do what he ought. ~ Kingsley
Individual Psychotherapy: Making bad things good and good things better
You may be here because you’ve had a lot on your mind for quite a while. You may be here because you’ve spoken to your friends or family about your concerns, but still they remain. You may be here looking for help because you’ve been unable to untangle yourself from something that feels bigger than you. You’ve noticed that your kids and mirroring your ineffective ways of dealing with adversity, and you want to break the cycle and teach them a better way. You have been thinking it might be a good idea to speak to a psychotherapist, so here you are!
This is for you if…
You have been trying to deal with an ongoing crisis situation but you have not been able to find a resolution.
You feel depressed or anxious.
You feel distracted, distressed and stressed more times than not, and your coping mechanism are just not effective anymore.
You feel empty and unfulfilled in your personal relationships.
You lack meaning and connection in your life.
You are struggling with low self-esteem.
You self medicate to deal with unresolved issues, i.e. shopping, food, sex, etc.
You feel a general sense of disillusionment with your life the way things are.
Guess What! You don’t need a major problem to talk to a Psychotherapist
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of yourself, likes, dislikes gives you the power to make well informed decisions. The awareness you develop through psychotherapy, gives you the tools to make decisions in your current life with the knowledge and hindsight of the future. In short, eliminating a lot of the “I should haves and I could haves.”
Psychotherapy is ALSO for you IF
You want to equip yourself to deal with future challenges.
You would like to sharpen your anticipatory skills to make better decisions.
You would like to master your reaction to others because the more you know about. yourself the better you are at identifying your triggers.
You have been told you are passive aggressive and would like change you response.
You want to do something great for yourself.
You want to enhance your relationship with your loved ones.
There are so many reasons someone may be interested in psychotherapy treatment. You may have encountered a situation which feels overwhelming, despite your best efforts to handle it effectively. This may be a work predicament, a relationship, or just overall feelings about yourself and your life. You may be having difficulties dealing with particular stressor, or you may be feeling it is finally time to address some difficulties you have struggled with for a long time. You may be experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, depression or upset that simply won’t resolve itself. You haven’t been able to find your own way out. Perhaps things haven’t been right for a long time and you finally want to address these things, so you can live a fuller life and feel happy.
Most people consider counseling when they finally feel they have exhausted their own solutions to their problems.
I consider it a sign of strength and self love to take the step to get yourself the help you need. You may have been in therapy before or this may be the first time you are reaching out for this kind of help. I encourage you to have faith in your thought that asking for help, trying something new, and exploring your concerns with a person trained and experienced to do so will be a wonderful, healing experience.
I am a licensed psychotherapist located in New York City with many years of experience. We will work together to thoroughly explore and address your concerns and find solutions to free you from your present unhappy state.
You may be seeking individual psychotherapy because:
You are experiencing a crisis or a situation you can’t seem to resolve
You may be feeling overwhelming upset or stress
You are out of control around weight management or substance use
You lack satisfaction in your interpersonal connections and/or meaningful relationships
You are struggling with low self esteem and finding yourself
You have been unable to achieve your goals
You are simply unhappy with your life
I see individual therapy as a way to explore issues of personal concern in an atmosphere of safety and trust, where you can feel deeply understood. A benefit of psychotherapy is the expanding of your point of view. I will help you identify and change negative patterns which may be presently outside your awareness and preventing you from having a fulfilling life.
You can then begin to move beyond your self-limiting models toward genuinely experiencing freedom, empowerment, peace, love and happiness.