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Experienced Trauma, Anxiety & Depression Therapists Offering Individual Virtual Therapy in New York & New Jersey. Our therapists use advanced somatic therapy interventions to release trauma and anxiety trapped in the body.
We are a team of mental health counselors helping people ages 10+ struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and trauma. We help people free themselves from the limitations of trauma...so they can create authentic relationships with themselves and the world around them. Here's a 2 minute video of what we do differently and who we help.
Please head to the meet our team page to find the clinician that specializes in what you need.
Our client care team understands that every situation is different and that finding the right therapist is an essential part of the process.
Call our office at 917-781-0041 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our client care team will match you with the therapist that best suits your needs; whether it be one of our therapists or an outside referral.
We want you to feel 100% supported and cared for. You can also browse below to meet our team of clinicians and get a feel for their own unique specialties. For questions regarding rates and how to use insurance please visit our FAQ page. We look forward to working with you and want to tell you that making time for yourself is a heroic act of self love and is the first step in experiencing a more fulfilled and happy life.
The purpose of counseling is to work collaboratively with a counselor so you can set goals, shed light on any emotional patterns or mental health challenges that aren’t serving you, and promote positive and sustainable changes in your behavior and thought processes by healing the trauma trapped within your body.
You see, our counseling services go so much further than talk therapy. It’s true that talk therapy is a great way to feel heard and understood. The thing is, talk therapy counseling isn’t ideal for truly healing from trauma or certain types of anxiety, and the way it impacts your life.
That’s why our counseling services focus on somatic modalities. This cutting-edge approach to counseling enables you and your counselor to engage in a holistic approach to counseling that incorporates your body, rather than the temporary surface level approach only addressing symptoms rather than getting to the root of the issue.
The success rate of counseling is approximately 75%. Said another way, around 75% of people who start counseling experience benefits as a direct result. These results can include more positive emotions, less self-sabotaging behavior, positive shifts in your body’s biochemistry, and even fewer medical illnesses.
Studies have also found that in many cases, using counseling to treat your depression, PTSD, or panic disorder is just as beneficial as medication. Moreover, there are no worries about becoming dependent on medication or experiencing hidden side effects.
In short, you’re likely to notice many improvements in your life—big and small—as a result of counseling.
The only potential risk or downside to counseling is the fact that sometimes, healing the trauma you’ve carried all these years can be uncomfortable. You may find yourself feeling your feelings more as you start to address your mental health head on.
But it’s important to understand the purpose of this potential pain. Just like a wound on your physical body, healing the wounds left by trauma requires taking a close look at the root cause. This can cause old pains and fears to resurface so that they can be addressed and resolved.
Antiseptic usually stings when applied to a wound, but the sting means you’re facilitating healing. In counseling, the initial encounter with treating patterns that aren’t serving you can be uncomfortable but it is so worth the clarity, relief and improvement. And once you’ve moved past that initial discomfort, you can start creating a strong foundation to support good health connections in your brain and body that will last.
Some of the different types of counseling we offer include:
You should also know that we weave somatic modalities into our different types of counseling wherever possible. Talk therapy, for example, can’t repair trauma on a body/brain level. Our somatic counseling services help your body and brain to attain long-lasting and sustainable changes towards balanced mental health.
Each counseling session typically takes 45 to 60 minutes, and on average you’ll notice signs of lasting recovery within 4 - 6 sessions for somatic therapy and 12 - 20 for traditional talk therapy.
The length of your therapy will be determined by what you want to work on in therapy and how consistent you are. Being consistent and committed to your mental health and wellness journey will require you to make yourself and therapy a priority. The more consistent you are the quicker you’ll see results. Length of stay with a therapist varies depending on what you want to work on. Some clients will come in to help resolve one key issue for example fear of driving over bridges or at night and they might engage in focused somatic therapy for 6-12 weeks, resolve it, and decide that’s all they want to work on and begin the termination process.Others might come in for troubling relationship dynamics, make certain shifts and see major improvements over a 6 - 12 week period and then decide they want to work on something else like perfectionistic and critical thought patterns and decide to shift their focus onto that. It’s all about what you need and working collaboratively with your therapist to target what is most important to you to resolve.
Yes, your counseling is 100% confidential thanks to the APA’s code of ethics and HIPAA. Any counselor who breaks this confidentiality answers to their state licensing board.
Without your express, written consent, no staff member of our clinic can give out any information about your treatment.
The only exceptions to these laws come in situations where your counselor is legally obligated to share, such as:
Otherwise, everything you think, feel, say, and do stays between you and your counselor. Not only is this legally required—we also feel it’s right according to our own code of ethics.
During a counseling session, you can expect your counselor to ask questions about your experiences and goals to serve you better. The first session or two will focus more on why you decided to start counseling, background info about your life, and whether you’ve ever tried counseling before.
With this in mind, your counselor will discuss with you which types of therapy will benefit you most. All in all, our staff is passionate about helping you find happiness and joy in your life. But your needs are completely unique to you—there’s no “one-size-fits-all” counseling roadmap.
That’s why during your counseling sessions, you and your counselor will discuss the best path forward. All of us specialize in a variety of modalities so we can offer you a truly effective strategy to support your journey towards wellness.
When talking to your family or partner about your decision to start counseling, a bit of strategic thinking can go a long way.
The first thing to ask yourself is, why do you want to share this decision with these people in your life? Is it because they’ll be supportive and you could use a cheerleader? If so, then share the news by all means. Just be sure to frame it in terms of your needs. “I think I need help with a few things, so I’ve decided to talk with a counselor. Working these things out is important to me.”
When your partner and family can clearly understand your reasoning for starting counseling, they’re more likely to be on board with the idea.
But what if you’re starting counseling specifically because of a certain person?
Well, sharing this decision is completely your call. If you decide to share the news, say something compassionate like, “It’s important to me that I can heal and move past these issues because they’re holding me back. I understand you don’t feel like these are major issues. But making these changes is a high priority for me, so I hope you come around and eventually accept this decision.”
Developing a healthy and supportive relationship with yourself is key in having fulfilling relationships with others. You deserve to feel supported, prioritized, and well. Wellness is your birthright! And seeking therapy is a courageous act of self love.
The process for starting counseling begins with scheduling a session. But outside of taking this step and showing up for your appointment, you won’t need to prepare in any special way. Just be yourself!
In the first session, your counselor will want to learn more about you and your goals with counseling. From there, you’ll work together to craft a plan and help you reclaim wellness. Each of our counselors is trained in several different somatic modalities. That’s why we’re able to offer you a new experience in therapy that goes beyond just talk therapy!
When it comes to payment, we typically charge at the beginning of each session. You’ll also have access to our client portal, where you can view dates and bills for past sessions.
We understand that for many people, starting counseling is the hardest step. Our staff is here to help you with this hurdle in any way possible. Whether you’re ready to schedule your first session or still have a few questions, contact us to schedule a free consultation.
We’ll do everything possible to support you in rebuilding wellness and rediscovering your most authentic self!
Okay.. so you’ve been thinking about reaching out to a therapist or returning to therapy but you’re not sure if it’s going to help. You don’t want to sit there and re-live your entire childhood or have someone stare at you blankly while you don’t get any results. Opening up to someone about the personal details of your life and not knowing what to expect can be daunting, we get it!
That’s why our team of trauma informed therapists have completed advanced training in somatic (mind-body) therapy interventions that work in tandem with traditional talk therapy. It doesn’t require you to go over every detail in depth, (you can if you want to), it only requires willingness and your body does most of the work. What’s great about it is that you see results much quicker than traditional talk therapy. We’ve honed in on the areas in which this type of treatment is most effective: anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating disorders, and interpersonal relationships. We want you to know that we work with these symptoms day in and day out and that THEY CAN BE RESOLVED. We offer convenient online sessions from the comfort of your own home.
Our somatic therapists help you release the trauma and anxiety trapped in your body! ✨You deserve relief & freedom. Call to book an online apt ♥️