Why Consider Therapy?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Practice

  1. Do you work with other issues besides relationships?
    Yes, I’m happy to help anyone who is struggling, whether it’s with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or other life stresses.
  2. Do you work with couples too?
    Yes, I work with couples also.  Couples can have rocky times because they keep repeating patterns with each other; patterns that are not helping the relationship.  I help couples move past those patterns and interact in different ways.
  3. Do you work with men too?
    Absolutely!  Women aren’t the only ones who struggle with relationships.  Men also want to have relationships that feel good and are long-lasting, and are also willing to put in the effort to learn how.
  4. What if I want to come in for couples counseling but my partner doesn’t?
    Then, by all means, come in on your own.  When there is a shift in one person, it leads to a shift in the relationship also.  For a more detailed response to this common question, check out my blog article What if I Want Couples Counseling but My Spouse Doesn’t?
  5. Are you going to tell me what to do?
    No, my role is to help you see what you have been repeating in your life and why.  We’ll discuss your thoughts, feelings, and options and in that way you’ll be thinking clearly and feeling empowered as you make your own decisions.
  6. How long does it take before therapy works?
    It’s hard to put a timetable on it, but lots of people have told me that they feel better after the first session.  That’s likely due to finally discussing their situation with someone who actually wants to listen.  I suggest that you give therapy a few months, if you would like to see some changes in your life.  For a more in-depth response to this common question, please read my blog article How Long Does It Take before Therapy Helps?
  7. Are you going to make me take medication?
    No, not at all.  I’m a psychologist, so I do talk therapy, not a psychiatrist, who prescribes medication.  99% of the people I work with never take medication.  However, if you or I thought that you could benefit from it we would discuss it, and ultimately the choice would be yours.
  8. How do I get started?
    I know that getting help may not be easy, so I’ve made getting started simple.  Just call me at (646) 596-6169 to schedule a appointment.

 

Anxiety Therapy | Stress Therapy | Cognitive Therapy | Therapist Serving: Manhattan and NYC area.