Providing Individual Psychotherapy Services
The team of clinicians at SR Psychological Services works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues treating patients struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management and beyond. We work with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and across the life span. We offer a comfortable and supportive atmosphere and a highly personalized approach tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs. Our goal is to help promote healing and lasting emotional, cognitive and behavioral change in the patients we serve.
Our team of psychologists and psychotherapists at SR Psychological Services are available to work with patients remotely. We offer therapy sessions via secure HIPAA complaint platforms. Patients can meet with their therapists via video, audio only or telephone. All methods are available for you to begin or continue working on your mental health and well-being. Telehealth sessions work in similar ways as sessions that take place in our offices. We can help with managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and other clinical problems that are usually addressed in person. Please note there are mental health problems that are not appropriate for telehealth services and we will make referrals as necessary. Telehealth services are covered by insurance.
SR Psychological Services offers groups including skills based and process groups for patients to address common challenges and learn healthy ways to manage their everyday lives. All group are offered remotely at this time. Please contact us for detailed information on groups currently being offered.
Treating a wide range of psychological conditions
Are you experiencing excessive worry, racing thoughts, irrational fears, sleep disturbance, increased heart rate, irritability, unusual sweating, fatigue or difficulty concentrating? You may be suffering from Anxiety. We can help.
Are you experiencing intense sadness, isolation, sleep disturbance, increased or decreased appetite, unexpected weight changes, low energy, pessimistic thinking, hopelessness, loss of interest, restlessness or agitation? Depression could be the cause. We can help.
Are you experiencing recurrent, unwanted and distressing thoughts of a traumatic life event? Do you have severe emotional distress, physical reactions, upsetting dreams, nightmares or flashbacks of the experience? Perhaps you are not aware of how much a life event has impacted you. Perhaps you've disconnected as a way of protecting yourself. Perhaps the event happened to someone close to you. Post traumatic stress could help explain.
Are you at an impass with a romantic partner, in a power struggle with a colleague at work, having difficulty communicating your thoughts to your roommate, frustrated with family members, finding yourself involved in negative interactions with others more often than you think is acceptable? Emotional distress, personality differences and interpersonal clashes could lead to relationship challenges or conflicts. This could interfere with building and maintaining healthy connections with others. We can help.
Does coping with a significant loss seem impossible? Are you experiencing deep emotional pain and physical ailments that interfere with your ability to fulfill your usual responsibilities, does self-care seem more difficult to manage, do you become angry, easily frustrated or feel guilt or shame related to the loss? Perhaps you avoid the loss completely or are using coping strategies that are unhealthy or even destructive to your well-being. We can help you in the healing process.
Are you feeling stuck, desperately seeking change, unsure of which path to take or what that change should look like? Maybe a new group of friends, new apartment or new neighborhood to live in. Perhaps a new job or returning to school is the answer. It may be that the transition was not initiated by you. Transitions can upset the balance of life and cause one to feel unstable. We can help you feel confident and secure as you move forward with changes in your life.
Work and career has different meanings for each individual. A sense of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment may drive decisions around work and career. Financial considerations might also be important. We can help you navigate the connections between personality traits, personal and professional goals and how they impact career and work related decisions.
Living and working in New York City and the surrounding areas can be both exciting and stressful. You have hopes and dreams and the belief that this is the place to fulfill them or at least get you closer to them. Disappointment and unmet expectations can set in leading to stress and difficulty functioning. We can help you develop healthy and effective ways to cope and manage stress in your life.
Are you experiencing poor control of your anger or negative emotions? Does anger tend to be your default response? Do you recognize that your angry reaction might be incongruent to the circumstances. We can help you develop healthy ways to manage your anger including increasing your use of relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, environmental shifts and problem solving. We are here to help.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are many reasons why an individual might seek psychotherapy. Everyone’s motivations are different. Some individuals might need help managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stagnation, poor self-confidence, career or work related issues, etc. Individuals may be experiencing major life stressors or transitions and not handling them well. Therapy can help provide support and build skills. Some individuals may utilize therapy to learn more about themselves and how they can achieve optimal functioning and wellness. Others may need assistance with goal setting, problem solving and decision making. Many individuals are at a place where they want change and believe the guidance and support therapy offers can help them achieve the change they are seeking.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
Therapy sessions are absolutely confidential in almost every instance. Therapists are required by law to protect your privacy and cannot discuss what the two of you talk about in your sessions with anyone else. In addition, therapists are ethically responsible to keep your information confidential. In extreme circumstances of safety, some information may have to be shared, however, it will always be limited and the goal would be to ensure your safety and or the safety of others.
Therapy is an important investment in your overall health and well-being. While you may have been able to successfully manage difficult life situations in the past, seeking the guidance and support of a trained therapist allows for another perspective on how to solve your problems. Seeking therapy shows strength, insight, acceptance and a commitment to change. Participation in therapy can lead to lasting cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes in your life.
There are a number of benefits that can be attained from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can offer you support and help you with personal growth and skill building. Therapists are trained and can provide an objective perspective on your problems and help guide you towards a solution. Therapy is a collaborative process and the outcome is in part dependent on how well you use the process and practice what you learn. Therapy can help you more effectively manage your mood symptoms, help build your self-esteem and confidence, improve assertiveness and communication, help increase cognitive flexibility leading to alternative ways of viewing your difficulties, learn healthy ways to cope with life stressors, increase insight allowing for a better understanding of self, improve mental clarity and change cognitions and behaviors that are not working for you and help you develop new ones.
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Our practice is in-network with Aetna insurance and Aetna Student Health. We also work with patients who are covered by other insurance companies and use their out-of-network benefits. We can assist you with figuring out your insurance coverage. We will provide the required documents for you to be reimbursed partially or in full by your insurance company. Please contact us for any insurance or fees related questions.