Individual Psychotherapy
in New York

A person sitting at individual psychotherapy session in New York


Helping clients develop new skills, gain insights, and make positive changes in their lives.


A deeper understanding of themselves leading to greater self-awareness and acceptance.


A safe environment to heal from past traumas, emotional wounds, and psychological challenges.


Developing coping strategies and helping clients navigate life's challenges more effectively.

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What it is?

This may also be referred to as individual or talk therapy. It is when an individual client meets us for counseling to talk about issues that are affecting their life, perhaps something that is causing them distress or areas where they would like to make a change. Our therapeutic approach is informed by a combination of modalities, including:

  • Rogerian Person-Centered Approach: We believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism. Our therapists provide unconditional positive regard, empathy, and authenticity.
  • Relational Psychodynamic theory: We delve into the dynamics of relationships, both past and present, to understand how they shape your experiences and challenges.
  • Post-Structural Philosophy: We explore the impact of historical, cultural, and economic factors on your therapist-client relationship. This critical perspective helps us better understand your unique context.

Questions therapist might ask:

  • What brings you to therapy at this time?
  • What is happening in your life right now
  • What do you hope would be different after therapy?

What it is not?

  • Individual psychotherapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution or a quick fix for life’s challenges.
  • It is not a magical cure that erases difficulties overnight.
  • Psychotherapy is not about providing simple answers or imposing solutions from an external perspective.
  • Psychotherapy is not a space for the therapist to dictate, but rather a supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with the guidance of a trained professional.
  • It is not about eliminating all life stressors but developing coping mechanisms and resilience to navigate them more effectively.

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Common Psychotherapy Questions

Our therapists are trained in intersectional and cross-cultural approaches, which means they have the knowledge and skills to understand and support you, regardless of your identity. They are committed to ongoing education and cultural humility to better serve your needs. Additionally, our therapists bring a wealth of life experiences to the table – we get you!
Selecting the right therapist is a personal and subjective choice. Consider factors such as their expertise in your area of concern, their approach to therapy, and your comfort level with them during your initial consultation. We encourage you to find a therapist with whom you feel a strong connection and trust. Choose therapist
Weekly engagement and commitment to therapy are key ingredients for success. The duration of therapy varies depending on individual needs and goals. Some clients benefit from short-term therapy for specific issues, while others prefer long-term therapy for more in-depth exploration and growth. While your therapist will work with you to determine the most appropriate duration, we find that consistent weekly sessions often yield the most noticeable and lasting changes.
We offer a diverse range of therapy modalities, including rogerian psychotherapy, psychodynamic, post-structural philosophy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), person-centered, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapies, art therapy, and more. Our therapists are skilled in various approaches, ensuring that we can tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.
Confidentiality is a fundamental ethical principle in psychotherapy. Your personal information and discussions are kept strictly confidential within legal and ethical boundaries. During your initial session, your therapist will discuss the limits of confidentiality to ensure transparency and trust.

For your first session, it’s helpful to come with an open mind and a willingness to discuss your concerns and goals. You may want to prepare to be asked questions about your background, but most importantly, just show up ready to talk. We’re here to get to know you and support you on your journey to well-being.

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We understand that starting therapy can be tough. Whether you’re exploring various therapists and approaches or fortunate enough to find the perfect fit from the get-go, it’s all part of the process. Remember, it’s completely okay to take breaks and return when you’re ready!
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