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In an urban area, you may be able to find postgraduate training programs in psychoanalysis or cognitive behavioral therapy for experienced psychologists, says Geoffrey Steinberg, a licensed psychologist in New York City. (Google “training clinic” and the specialty you’re looking for.)
Another option: Ask your therapist if your condition might benefit from group therapy led by an experienced psychologist, which can be 50% less expensive than one-on-one sessions. Says Steinberg, “Group is so underrated and can be so valuable.”
Relationship concerns are among the most common reasons gay men seek help from psychotherapy. This holds true both for single men who are having difficulty forming relationships and partnered men experiencing an impasse in their relationship. As part of a collection of posts on gay men’s mental health, I would like to share some thoughts on relationship issues from both a psychoanalytic perspective and from the perspective of developmental and cultural factors particular to gay men.... Continue reading the full post at chelseatherapy.com/relationships
In January 2013, New York State passed significant changes to its gun control law that impact mental health care in several ways, but should result in a negligible impact on psychotherapy in private practice settings. The new law is the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, known as the NY SAFE Act. The governor's website now includes a summary of the law's key provisions and frequently asked questions. The full text of the law may be found here.
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.
Some of the strongest, most resilient people I have met are those who live with conditions such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and severe personality disorders. I have experience practicing psychotherapy with clients who struggle with severe emotional conditions in both inpatient and outpatient continuing day treatment settings, as well as private practice.
There is an art and a science to this work. I experience the art as a kind of intuition, listening not only to what a client says openly but also listening between the lines. Sometimes this feels like I’m serving as a satellite dish, or a stethoscope, picking up emotional signals. I’ll catch a feeling that a client perhaps doesn’t yet know that he or she feels and comment on it. Then there it is, out in the open, to examine and try to understand.
The focus is on you in individual therapy. Many people seek individual therapy to gain an objective perspective on their life circumstances. You may have already sought the advice of friends or family and realized that a professional’s input is needed.