What is therapy/counseling/psychotherapy?Therapy helps individuals increase their awareness of problematic or unfavorable thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and also helps them understand their thoughts and feelings in relation to the subsequent behaviors. Different types of therapists accomplish different goals with the clients they work with, and some therapists are not interested in goal setting at all. The nature of therapeutic work may look different depending on a clinician’s approach.
How long are therapy sessions?
Sessions are 45 minutes. Initial intake sessions are 45-60 minutes.
How do I find a therapist?Check out the sites below and use the filters to guide your search!
Find a mental health provider using a variety of filters including city or zip code, insurance provider, gender, etc.
This site can help you find incredible therapists and psychiatrists in NYC, Boston, Rhode Island, Chicago and Seattle.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides individuals, couples, families, and children access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.
NYC WELL offers a 24/7 phone, text and online chat service to support New Yorkers in need of support. Services are offered for free and information shared if confidential. Check out nycwell.cityofnewyork.us or call 1-888-NYC-WELL for more information.
CBT is a treatment approach that teaches clients to reframe negative thinking patterns, explore the positive and negative consequences of certain behaviors, and develop strategies to reduce unfavorable emotions and increase positive emotions.
DBT is sorta kinda like CBT... but more emotion focused. In DBT clients are taught to transform their negative thinking patterns, and cope with difficult to manage situations. Intense emotions can lead to impulsive decision making and unfavorable behaviors—DBT skills training can be incredibly helpful in reducing emotional extremes, and enhancing emotion regulation and mindfulness.
Put simply, mindfulness is about living in the present moment. Being here and now on purpose.
What is Wellness?
Health. Feeling good. The deliberate and intentional effort to prioritize your life. Caring for your mind and body. NOT a trend. Wellness is the endless pursuit of health. Wellness is about feeling whole and feeling aligned with your purpose. It's about feeling good in your body and addressing things that aren't quite right. In my work, a wellness perspective is one that considers the whole person—mind, body... and bank account. Taking care of present you and future you.