Yes, as required by New York State mandate, as an LMSW I am supervised by Shulamis Mayerfeld, LCSW.
We offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapies.
Individual therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes long, while group therapy sessions may be longer. The length of each session may vary depending on the needs of the client.
When we meet for your first session, it's normal to feel a bit nervous or uncertain. Some people like to jump right in and talk about why they're seeking therapy and what they hope to accomplish, while others may need a little more time to open up. We might start by discussing why you've decided to come to therapy and what you hope to achieve. My goal is to help you feel comfortable and safe, and to establish a good rapport with you. You set the pace. I'll do my best to make sure you feel at ease and that you're comfortable discussing your concerns.
I have been trained in a wide range of therapeutic treatments, but I also have the flexibility to adapt and incorporate other approaches as needed, including but not limited to Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Talk therapy and Psychoanalytic therapy. I have provided a brief description of each of these modalities.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The goal of CBT is to help individuals identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior that may be contributing to their emotional distress. This form of therapy is commonly used to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a form of treatment that involves talking with a trained therapist to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive and confidential environment. This type of therapy can help individuals manage and overcome a wide range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.
Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of therapy that seeks to understand the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be impacting an individual's mental health. The therapy sessions focus on exploring past experiences, childhood memories and resolving unconscious conflicts through the use of techniques such as free association, dream analysis, and transference. This type of therapy is often used to treat deeper-rooted emotional issues and personality disorders.
Each 50 minute session is $150 for individual therapy and $175 for couples and family therapy. If you have out of network coverage and are eligible for reimbursement, please let me know. I will generate a receipt for each date of service for you to submit to your insurance company.
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