Fear of not getting results and the cost of seeing a therapist.
Success is in the eye of the beholder, instead I focus on how the client is feeling and their own perspective of what progress means to them and that may evolve, or change over the course of time.
We work together to determine the client's goals threw a collaborative and empathic approach, centered on the client's goals.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Drug addiction & abuse
Dependence on particular substance or inability to control impulses in relation to drug or alcohol use. Withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced in absence of the substance.
Personality disorders entail a maladaptive way of behaving, feeling, and thinking that deviate from societal and cultural norms. They may lead to personal distress, interpersonal issues, harmful behaviors, and legal issues. Personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. They are treatable but not curable.
Phobias & fears
Fear is characterized by unpleasant feelings associated with the real or perceived threat of danger. Phobias, although they may stem from traumatic experiences, are oftentimes irrational fears of things that are unlikely to cause harm. Phobic individuals experience intense, debilitating bouts of fear that compromise overall well-being. Common phobias include social phobias, agoraphobia, acrophobia, pteromerhanophobia, and claustrophobia.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing
NY, LMSW, 101528
MSW, Adelphi University
I am an LMSW as well as a New York State Certified School Social Worker. I provided client-centered care to a myriad of individuals, couples, and families across the age spectrum, including children, adolescents, and geriatric populations. Robert has provided evidence-based care to those suffering from mental health, substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Robert’s main focus is on the therapeutic alliance, using CBT and DBT to address mutually agreed upon goals at the onset of treatment. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as long-term care.
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