Why Consider Therapy?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Practice

  1. Do you work with other issues besides divorce?
    Yes!  I’m happy to help anyone who is struggling, whether it’s with anxiety, depression, grief, or other life stressors.
  2. Do you work with couples too?
    Yes, I work with couples also.  Some couples would like to see if there is a chance to save their marriage and want to know that they have done everything that they can, such as couples counseling, before deciding on divorce.  Other times, couples have decided on separation or divorce and need to talk about these issues. Since they often have a history of poor communication and misunderstandings with each other, having an objective, third party there to guide the discussion is helpful.
  3. Do you work with men too?
    Absolutely!  Women aren’t the only ones who struggle with the pain of divorce and the confusion of how to move on afterward.
  4. Are you going to tell me what to do?
    No, my role is to help you see clearly what happened in your marriage and help you get past the pain. We’ll discuss your thoughts, feelings, and options regarding the future and in that way you’ll be thinking clearly and feeling empowered as you make your own decisions.
  5. 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 and understands what they are going through.  I suggest that you give therapy a few months, if you would like to derive real benefits and 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?
  6. 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, then we would discuss it, and ultimately the choice would be yours.
  7. How do I get started?
    I know that asking for 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.