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Adjunct Appointment to Clinical Psychology Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

In addition to my ongoing supervisory role within the Counseling Psychology program, I am pleased to join the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Starting in the Spring semester 2014, I will be teaching the Fieldwork in Applied Psychology course to masters-level graduate students. This course provides students the opportunity to gain supervised experience working in a wide range of field placements throughout the city. Fieldwork sites may involve clinical practice, assessment, and/or research in clinical psychology.

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TherapySafetyNet featured in Frommer’s NYC Free & Dirt Cheap, 5th Edition

I just noticed TherapySafetyNet was included in Frommer's NYC Free & Dirt Cheap, 5th Edition (2013) by Ethan Wolff. I founded TherapySafetyNet in 2007 to address the needs of uninsured New Yorkers. While we are currently winding down our operations because our mission has been fulfilled by the passage of the Affordable Care Act, I'm so pleased to see TherapySafetyNet receive this kind of attention in print, and hope that our presence in Frommer's will help uninsured New Yorkers find affordable care--whether by way of TherapySafetyNet through the end of 2013, or the New York State of Health thereafter.

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New ChelseaTherapy.com post: Coming out

I think of coming out as not simply solving a problem, but rather making a developmental leap toward becoming your true self. While many commonalities exist among coming out stories, each person’s experience is unique to the emotional, interpersonal, and cultural contexts in which they are embedded. Going through a process of recognizing the internal and external forces that held you back, while building the strengths to overcome such adversity, can be personally transformative in ways that often supersede the initial problem of being closeted... Continue reading the full post at chelseatherapy.com

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New ChelseaTherapy.com post: Integration of social & sexual identities for gay men

If you think back to when you were in the closet, you may remember how important it seemed to keep your feelings of attraction hidden. Alternatively, your mind may have protected you from the stress of hiding by repressing your sexual feelings, making them unknown to yourself. Significant anxiety typically accompanies either hiding or repressing sexual feelings, due to the fear that others might detect and judge your true desires, or that those desires that a part of you deemed unacceptable might break through into your conscious awareness.

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New post on ChelseaTherapy.com: Social Anxiety and Gay Men

Social anxiety is one of the most frequent concerns I encounter among gay men in my practice. It makes sense if you think about it. Prior to coming out, most of us feared others would reject us if they knew the truth about who we are. Unfortunately, for those whose families did reject them or whose peers bullied them because of their sexual identity, this fear proved to be accurate.

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In the Press: Health Insurance – How it Works and How It’ll Change

An interview with Geoffrey Steinberg, Psy.D., about how insurance policies affect therapy and are radically changing.

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DTCC Summer Gathering

I attended the summer gathering for the Downtown Clinicians Collective yesterday evening. This group is growing into an increasingly cohesive professional network for professional collaboration. Particularly refreshing to interact with professionals across the spectrum, such as learning specialists and alternative medicine practitioners, which rarely seems to happen in more narrowly defined professional circles.

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Downtown Clinicians Collective

Hat tip to Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. and Alicia Webb Scott, Ph.D. for their efforts in developing the Downtown Clinicians Collective, which I've recently joined.

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Expertise in Internet-Based Social Life

Today, an ever-increasing portion of social life takes place through digital media. Text messages, Skype, Twitter, and Facebook are just a few of the innovative environments where crucial social exchanges occur in people's lives. From online dating to break-ups by text, It is becoming commonplace for personal relationships both to begin and end by way of technology.

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