Last edited 09/30/2021
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Many people entering therapy imagine that the therapist will give insights or directives to the client that will change them. While the therapist's experience and even wisdom may be helpful at times, the more effective agents in achieving change have to do with the process of therapy itself: the exploration and expression of emotions previously unacknowledged, the experience of being open with the therapist, the identification of different parts of the personality, and the process of sorting out when to take responsibility and when not to. Each time you meet with your therapist you will change your brain a little. This is why consistency is so important. Think of it as a gym rather than an operating room. What you do in therapy is what will make it most effective in the long run.
I believe that transparency, explaining how the therapeutic process works, is very important. As therapists we don't always help our clients to understand what their role in the process is, and what our role is. Being clear about our goals and how we will reach them helps us to work together well.
I believe that we all have a deep inclination toward psychological growth. When this instinct is blocked, we become depressed or anxious. I have found it most helpful to think of therapy as a process of tapping into that instinct in order to promote healing.
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
Artists' mental health
Creative blocks & writer's block
Impulse control issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Certified Jungian Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute of New York
- New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PRO45455-01
Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance, Stony Brook University
Master of Music, Performance, Yale School of Music
I’ve been practicing as a psychotherapist and Jungian psychoanalyst in New York City and Westchester County, New York for 29 years. In my clinical work I strive to be grounded and practical while at the same time cultivating psychological depth, resilience, and authenticity. These lead to better relationships and a greater sense of fulfillment. I believe that long-lasting change comes with understanding the meaning and purpose behind symptoms, understanding what each individual is trying, unwittingly, to achieve through their problems. Doing so often requires that we identify and include as many parts of the personality as we can, listening to the different needs and motivations within us. My goal is to help clients use their natural energy and talents in the service of passion, love and purpose, rather than out of fear. While I work with a wide variety of conditions, some of my specialties include obsessive-compulsive personality, perfectionism, Type-A personality, and midlife transition.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Gary Trosclair, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Gary Trosclair accepting new clients?
Yes, Gary Trosclair is accepting new clients.
Does Gary Trosclair accept insurance?
No, Gary Trosclair does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Gary Trosclair offer?
Gary Trosclair offers therapy for individuals.
Does Gary Trosclair offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Gary Trosclair for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Gary Trosclair offer online therapy?
Yes, Gary Trosclair offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Gary Trosclair?
Gary Trosclair typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Gary Trosclair speak?
Gary Trosclair conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Gary Trosclair online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Gary Trosclair online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.