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  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erica L.
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Mary Ng-Tedjasukmana is a wonderful psychotherapist. She made me feel like I was talking to a friend rather than a clinician -patient interaction. I highly recommend Mary Ng-Tedjasukmana.

Colette K.
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Sheri is a profound therapist. She has the ability to connect with clients on a deep level, validating their experience with empathy and strength. Sheri is extremely intuitive, intelligent, and compassionate. Her knowledge of psychology and her ability to apply her knowledge to specific situations in your life, leave you feeling met, heard, and hopeful. Sheri is comforting and warm and at the same time she is direct and truthful. Sheri's honesty creates an environment where healing can take place and be nurtured. She helps you to unravel and reveal truths that can break old patterns and allow you to differentiate at your own pace. I will forever treasure the work that I did with Sheri when she was my therapist. My life has changed leaps and bounds since, and I attribute a great deal of my growth to the journey that we shared together. I highly recommend Sheri.

Eliot LeBow MSW, LCSW, CDE
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa A.
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I have had considerable experience with ‘therapists’ throughout my life. Not 1 has ever reached me the way Eliot has. His insight is remarkable. You would think combining psycho-therapy and diabetes coaching/therapy is NOT a novel idea – but yet, I have found no one else that provides this type of therapy. I travel almost an hour each way weekly to meet with Eliot. I have recommended him to my friends who don’t have diabetes. He is that good. ?

Lee Harbison Coaching
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Susan D.
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I am providing this review as a clinical psychologist/psychotherapist and colleague of Lee's. In the several years that I have known Lee I continually see her depth of character, intelligence, empathy and compassion. She applies all of this to her work as a Life and Relationship Coach and ADD/ADHD Coach. Well trained and serious in her approach to her work with her clients, she helps people understand where they are stuck, identify their own personal goals, organize and motivate their efforts to get their life moving towards becoming more gratified and happy. These are not easy things to accomplish but Lee's astuteness as a listener, her patience and respect of people's vulnerabilities, her non-judgmental approach and her compassion all coalesce to make her an excellent coach. Lee is an asset to the field of coaching and a person of integrity, compassion and well-honed professional skills that I can recommend whole-heartedly. Susan Davis, Ph.D. Psychologist

Developmental Psychotherapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Nancy M.
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I highly recommend working with Stefan Deutsch. Fortunately for me, I met him at a most critical time of my life. I was full of stress, anxiety, and had depressive episodes. I tried other therapies, but they only helped a little. The essence of his work is understanding the science behind loving behaviors and how to give it and get it unconditionally - as it is as vital to life as are air, food and water. I knew that, however, no one explained how to use this idea before. I have worked with Stefan on and off for about 4 years. During that time, I learned to love myself and communicate better with others. I also learned what is loving and unloving behavior and to recognize them in unhealthy relationships in order to take care of myself. His tools for coping with pain have helped me "tame the hurtful dragon" within me. I had many blind spots in my private and professional life as a successful entrepreneur, and never realized them. However, the hours I spent with Stefan helped transform me into a person capable of loving myself and attracting more positive people into my life. It was breaking my old negative patterns both with my company and my relationships by staying out of the past. Now I understand how to make myself happier and be more involved in a positive, enriching life. I found Stefan's work is more productive and transformational because it is more about feelings and less about thinking and being in my head. I highly recommend anyone to work with Stefan if you want to gain awareness of oneself and attain and maintain a happy, balanced life. Nancy Entrepreneur, Long Island

Elizabeth C.
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Ms. Mazza helped me get my life back on track when I was stuck in a very dark place. She uncovered the issues I needed to deal with and gave me the tools to cope in healthy ways. I highly recommend this therapist. I have finally made real changes in my life.

Catherine P. Perry LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Michelle B.
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    Catherine is the best in her field and she helped heal me and succeded in promoting in me positive permenent changes too and will be forever grateful for her dedication in helping me and i am the luckiest person in the world because I had the opportunity to know her well and she is an amazing woman.

    Eileen Wachter, MD
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    Susan G.
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    I am writing as a colleague of Dr. Eileen Wachter. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have shared a number of cases with Dr. Wachter where she provided psychopharmacological and medical management. Dr. Wachter, is exceptionally well trained and keenly knowledgeable and current about psychotropic medications, and very dependable about medication choices and potential contraindications. She performs a very thorough evaluation of each patient she sees and is thoughtful, careful and cautious about administrating appropriate medications. When in doubt, she seeks consultation with colleagues she most respects. If the medication is not providing adequate relief to her patient, she is persistent and unrelenting in finding a regime that will work better. She is an outstanding diagnostician and clinician who is dutiful and professional in all she does, and a wonderful collaborator who is interested and involved in all aspects of patient care. Dr. Wachter is a highly skilled and effective psychotherapist, as well. Again she has been trained by many of the best experts in the field. Together with her solid training and knowledge, Dr Wachter brings her innate talents of insightfulness, perceptiveness, empathy and caring into her psychotherapeudic work with patients. Those who seek treatment with her, find her to be very trustworthy, wise, compassionate,dependable and very helpful. Most importantly, you will not find a Psychiatrist who is more dedicated and generous with her time and knowledge, than Dr. Wachter. She is open to, and sometimes insistent upon her patients remaining in contact with her between sessions, if necessary, so that she can monitor progress and distress most closely. I have been a psychotherapist for 30+ years and worked with numerous Psychiatrists, but NONE have shown the level of involvement, commitment and caring that Dr. Wachter displays with her patients. She is not only generous with her time regarding her patients, but also with the professionals she works with. In summary, with Dr. Wachter you get an enormously well trained, smart, knowledgeable, insightful, empathic, non-judgemental, flexible, highly competent, but above all else, exceptionally caring professional. Nancy E., LCSW

    • 25 years in business
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    I provide counseling services such as: * marriage counseling services * sexual abuse counseling * sexual therapy * emotional disorders * individual, couple and group therapy

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    I have 20 years of diverse experience; utilizing many different modalities and approaches, I ensure that each individual has what they need to move forward in a positive direction often at a rapid pace. Specializes in: Relationship/Family Counseling Anxiety Depression Hypnotherapy

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    The Relationship Project is a collective of experienced and knowledgeable NYS certified psychotherapists offering guidance in a wide range of areas of expertise. Whether it be facing the transitions of adolescence or end of life, tackling eating disorders or marital problems, our specialists will work with you to overcome those challenges, empowering you to get through the blocks that are keeping you from being in healthy relationships with yourself or others. We have two offices conveniently located in the Flatiron District, close to subway and bus lines. We can accommodate appointments during morning, evening, weekend, and regular business hours, and offer sliding scale fees or scholarships depending on your budget. Your first consultation will be free.

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    I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couple's Counseling (with a focus on conflict resolution and rediscovering intimacy), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The College of New Rochelle (2001) and a master's degree in social work from Fordham University (2005). My experience in the mental health field includes hospital-based inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, community-based case management, forensic psychotherapy, residential treatment and various supervisory roles. As a practicing psychotherapist for many years, I help empower my clients to identify and correct aspects of their lives which are maladaptive, thereby helping them to live more satisfying, effective lives. Through the therapeutic alliance, I tailor my theoretical approach to fit each client's individual needs and goals. I admire those who have the courage to dive headfirst into the therapeutic process because it can be a scary one. Exploring the many facets of one's personality is challenging, albeit a necessary process in order to live a meaningful life. We all have the ability to change problematic behaviors, self-defeating thoughts, and unhealthy patterns of functioning. I, too, continue working on my personal growth and development, and can identify with the challenges that may ensue. I congratulate you for embarking on this journey of self-exploration, and am privileged to join you on your quest for peace, happiness and serenity.

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    Parveen Vohra is a psychotherapist who received her masters degree from Central Connecticut State University in 2006. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut with an office in West Hartford. Her practice is an outgrowth of her experience as a therapist with a mental health/substance abuse agency for the past eight years. She is experienced in providing individual and group counseling as well as conducting comprehensive evaluations. Having education and training in psychology and counseling in areas of cognitive behavioral therapy, integrative and eclectic therapy, she encourages empowerment and personal growth.

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    I provide psychotherapeutic services for the following: - Marital conflicts and stress - Work-related stress - Stepfamily issues - Single-parent family conflicts - Relationship conflicts - Emotional issues in divorce - Bereavement - Illness - Anxiety and depression - Difficulties with communication

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    Far too many coaches have little or no psychological/spiritual insight or experience. At the same time, far too few therapists know how to really help folks effect REAL CHANGE in their lives. Honestly, most schools that claim to teach "psychotherapy" are still largely based on the psychodynamic model which stems from Freud's paradigm that insight = change. Usually this is WRONG. And it's so so sad that so many people are literally stuck in so-called therapeutic relationships that are primarily therapeutic for the provider's cash flow and little else. Why? Because they don't know what's out there and the mental health profession generally will, unwittingly, lead them astray. Change involves far less to do with "why" questions (or focus on the past) and far more to do with "what" is happening NOW and HOW can we make that different, better... That's why finding a life coach who is also a licensed psychotherapist and can guide and direct as well as help you to "process" is so important. I'm far from the only one doing this, so choose carefully but be courageous: change is possible. If you're willing to do the work. With love, David

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    My background and credentials include the following: • Psychotherapy - Masters from Columbia University • Life Coaching - Certified at New York University • Business Coaching - New York University • Sedona Method Coaching - Certified Coach • Seminar Leader/Workshop Leader • Practitioner - International Institute for Spiritual Living If you have an issue that is limiting you, slowing you down or keeping from feeling happy and secure, then call my office, so that we can work on it together. I have studied both eastern and western philosophies and techniques that can help people improve their lives. I have traveled across the globe to meet with many of the world's most renowned teachers, swamis, avatars and healers and have integrated their varied processes and techniques into my own system. My services teach you easy-to-apply methods of letting go of unwanted fears, worries, negative habits and self-defeating behaviors that we get caught up in. I help clients free themselves from habitual thoughts, emotions and actions that bring them suffering and disappointment. When we eliminate feelings, thoughts, beliefs and core conditioning of lack and limitation, what remains is our unlimited selves. My clients began to identify their values and life goals and focus their energy and mind toward having what they desire instead of living in the state of want, lack and limitation. My methods teach the "how to" direct the mind in positive directions to begin and live the life you truly desire.

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    I am a psychologist with expertise in psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment. I treat people with anxiety disorders, phobias, mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, stress, PTSD, relationship problems, and career indecision.

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    I offer one of the leading psychotherapy services in NYC. The services I offer include: * Individual, Couples and Family Therapy * Life, Career and Executive Coaching My approach is solution-oriented and practical, while emphasizing solving problem and reaching goals. My additional services include: * Marriage Counseling * Self-Esteem, Confidence and Anger Management I also provide marriage and family therapy. I am serving NYC area.

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    I am providing individual, couple, family and group therapy. My background is in understanding people within the dynamics of the background from which they come.

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    I am a psychotherapist alleviating a wide field of issues and specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating/compulsive overeating, and obesity, as well as co-occurring obsession, physical ailments and mood disorders. I help clients gain discernment while practicing healthier behaviors to participate in life, decrease isolation, build relationships and cope with feelings I appreciate the role long-standing eating-disordered instructions play in the lives of my clients and their families. I offer a warm, supportive, and confidential place where clients learn to broaden their lives beyond self-destructive patterns that abuse their bodies and hinder relationships. I help clients cultivate a sense of hope, connection, purpose, and inner well-being: a feeling that they'll be taken care of and things will be okay no matter what. I treat all ages, families, and couples, and often help form a treatment team: nutritionists, dentists, psychiatrists, acupuncturists, and integrative medicine practitioners. I am also versed in working with clients in 12-step programs. I completed post-masters training in the integrable treatment of eating sickness at the Bulimia in New York City and Center for the Study of Anorexia.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How does hypnosis work?

    Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    What can hypnosis help you with?

    According to many sources including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine and a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypnosis is scientifically proven to help relieve both mental challenges and physical pains. Hypnosis can alleviate stress and reduce pain after surgeries, has been shown to relieve anxiety in children in the emergency room, and can be useful for managing pain associated with everything from arthritis to migraines. Hypnosis is non-invasive and gives you a way to control pain or discomfort that might otherwise seem out of your hands. Hypnosis shouldn’t be used as a substitute for medical care, but may be an excellent complementary tool that is best provided by a trained therapist or licensed medical provider. The University of Maryland Medical Center shares many conditions for which hypnosis can be useful:

    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Tension headaches
    • Alopecia areata
    • Asthma
    • Phobias
    • Insomnia
    • Addictions
    • Bedwetting
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Labor and delivery
    • Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    • Stress
    • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
    • Cancer-related pain
    • Weight loss
    • Eating disorders
    • Warts
    • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Smoking cessation

    How is hypnosis used in therapy?

    Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

    According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

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