Sometimes anxiety is a stand-alone condition, but often it is co-morbid with depression (what horrific terms we professionals manage to coin at times; why not to say “dances along with” or “sandwiches together with”). And really, how can you not feel depressed if worrying about matters big and small keeps you up at night and spoils your intimate moments.

It is not so much your work, but your worries that exhaust you by the end of the day. They keep you from being productive and enjoying your life, or what is left of it, because if you really think about all the ways you can go at any moment, it is a wonder that you are still alive.

You have noticed that people sometimes tend to shy away from you because anxiety tends to spread, so you try your best not to appear anxious. However, you still cannot control your train of thoughts, so you still feel on edge all the time.

When working with you, I will ask you to lead me into the nitty-gritty details of your mode of thinking or feeling; how you get from point A (waking up) to point B (being worried sick about this or that).

As with depression, I may encourage you to seek psychiatric consultation to understand what psychopharmacological options are available, but the ultimate decision about medication will NOT be made for you.

You will not feel alone on those rocky landscapes of your emotional states. Together, we will figure out at what stage in your life your ability to foresee what may be coming at you was life-saving, and when the same ability became constraining. In due course, you will learn how to control your tendency to feel responsible for everything and everybody around you.


Important Insurance Information

We only take insurance as out of network providers. The reason for this is that we don’t want the insurance to dictate us what to do in therapy, how much, and how frequently. We, as professionals, feel very strongly that this decision should be between the patient and the doctor or the therapist, without the third party intervening into this process. We have staff members who will work with you around your budget to make it affordable for you and/or for your children to undergo necessary psychological treatment. Because of their licensure requirements, some of our highly qualified junior clinicians currently work under supervision of the clinical director. The perks of working with one of our junior clinicians, besides the lower cost for services, also include that our junior clinicians get hour to hour supervision from the director of the center who is a licensed PhD psychologist with extensive experience in the mental health field. Hour to hour supervision means that, in addition to a session with this particular clinician, two people will put their heads together while puzzling over your case and drafting out ways to approach all of the pertinent issues. If there is a piece of the puzzle that will be better solved by a social worker, because, say, your anxiety stems not only from psychological problems but also from a dire housing situation, the clinician will get “on a flight” consultation from one of our social workers and will provide you with available resources. So let me use the sales people cliché here: it is two for the low price of one! Jokes aside, this model of work ensures that our center provides the best possible care for you and for your loved ones in the most cost-effective manner.