Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Counseling can be beneficial to people who are struggling with life changes or couples looking to strengthen their emotional connection. Online sessions are held from your own space at a time that is convenient for you through our easy scheduling platform.
Clients who seek out individual therapy usually meet once a week with a cognitive therapist.
Sessions are 45 minutes in length and are proactive in nature. Some clients see results in as
little a 3-4 sessions. Depending upon the significance of the problem, clients may take several
sessions before they see improvements.
At times a client's needs are best met when significant partners and family members are included as part of the treatment process. If you are experiencing relationship issues, interpersonal difficulties, or family discord, this treatment option is available at NYCTWC using the scientifically based CBT procedures for these issues. Learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and build stronger, healthier relationships.
We offer a wide range of testing services for our clients and we accept referrals for testing from local physician's offices. Our therapists have expertise in assessment for a variety of different needs including IVF and third-party reproduction procedures, bariatric surgery consultations, as well as assessment for learning difficulties and related issues of childhood. Dr. Oakes is a member of Resolve, the National Infertility Association, and has over 10 years experience working with women and couples dealing with infertility. In addition, the psychologists in our office have experience in pre-medical procedure consultation and psychoeducational assessment.
Learn to understand and manage strong emotions.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with concepts from Eastern philosophy. It is designed to address skill deficits in affect regulation, impulse control, assertiveness, and distress tolerance. Clients learn cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness skills to better identify and manage their emotions. They then practice applying these skills to better tolerate difficult life events and improve their ability to interact effectively with others.
The group meets once a week and may be available on Monday or Thursday evenings, Thursday or Friday mornings, or Saturdays, depending on interest and availability. It takes approximately 16 weeks to complete the 4 skills training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. However, mastery of the skills generally requires 6 months or more of skills training. Although this therapy was originally designed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder, it has since been proven effective in treating a variety of other disorders. This group is adults or adolescents with acute or long-standing difficulties with affect and impulse control, eating disorders, anger management problems, and self-destructive behavior. Because the group is primarily educational and skills based, clients are required to be in individual therapy as a condition of group membership.
Learn how to cultivate a more present and mindful approach to life, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Learn effective strategies for parenting and build stronger relationships with your children.