Wall Street, Midtown NYC, North Brooklyn Locations
Phone Us: (917) 968-5599

Counseling and Psychotherapy in NYC

We are a group practice of systemically and relationally trained Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and MFTs in training, working with adult individuals and couples struggling in relationships, or looking to enhance and develop key aspects of their lives.

Our approach is humanistic and experiential and tends to the minds, bodies, and souls of our clients. As systemically trained therapists, we understand deeply the unconscious recreation of family of origin patterns in adult relationships. We guide individuals along their journey toward healing, and reconnecting them with their authentic beings. For couples, we shed light on the unconscious recreation of early attachments and help couples process childhood wounds, helping them create healthy, mutual relationships.

Our mission is for our clients to end the generational hurtful attachment patterns they were brought into and unconsciously repeat in adult relationships so they experience healthy, fulfilling committed mutual relationships.

Our Ability to Offer a Sliding Scale depends upon a community of therapists at all levels of experience. We are proud to be a training site for Marriage and Family Therapy, guiding post-graduate Associates through their journey towards licensure. As a result, we are able to offer a reduced fee to work with our Associate Clinicians.

 

The Process of Therapy

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to select a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
~ Anais Nin

If you notice yourself in the same repeating negative patterns, unable to achieve the goals you set for yourself, in relationships that don’t seem to work out, unable to recover and move on from past trauma, or just feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, or angry, we can help you gain clarity and a direction for growth.

Psychotherapy is a process of guided self-exploration and discovery that happens within the relationship between client and therapist. We work with clients to move through defense structures and into self-expression for the purpose of healing their suffering. Many of us no longer need the walls we built to protect ourselves but would never risk taking them down alone.

The process of healing is a journey of self-discovery that is amazing and terrifying at the same time. We have a tremendous appreciation for those wanting transformational change. It reflects a moment where we realize that life can’t be different simply by wishing it would change. That in order for our lives to be different, we have to be different.

The way we are in this world was created through our earliest relationships, and all of the experiences in our lives. We had imperfect parents, and some of us had trauma. As children, we had to organize ourselves around, and adapt our bodies to, the systems we were in. In our adult bodies, we are simply wounded children searching for someone or something that will take away the pain and give us a sense of wholeness and peace. Or, we have decided (unconsciously of course) that we don’t need feelings, we don’t need anyone, and we create empty relationships that are safe.

Healing happens within relationship. We are today, a representation of how we were treated in our earliest relationships and experiences. We can only heal, and make changes, by creating new experiences and new relationships. Insight alone isn’t enough. Finding out the ‘why’ or ‘how to’ doesn’t transform us. Only through new and healthy experiences can our bodies find safety, intimacy, connection, compassion, trust, and love.

Creating new experiences isn’t easy:  It takes entering places you thought you would never have to go back to, waking up in your self what was lost so long ago, and taking down protections and defense structures that protected you earlier in life.

Life can be amazingly different when we make the commitment to transform. We can feel what we have longed to feel, to find a partner who treats us the way we want and need to be treated, to have fun again and laugh, to be happy, peaceful, calm, stressed, upset, angry, scared, and wonderful, and how we can create the capacity within our own bodies to accept all that we feel.

 

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