Well, there are any number of good reasons why you might want to talk with a professional about your problems. People typically see a psychologist because they have problems they would like to discuss with someone who is unbiased and impartial, someone who is not going to judge them based on their problems. Psychologists are bound by confidentiality, which means that unless you are a danger to yourself or others, or if you have knowledge of child abuse, that what you say in the therapy room stays in the therapy room. This usually makes it much easier to discuss your problems. Going to therapy does not mean that you are crazy; quite the opposite, it means that you are acknowledging that you have a problem in your life that you would like to deal with, rather than letting it get worse. It takes courage to go and talk to a therapist, but the rewards are usually worth the risk of telling someone else about your life. Most importantly, psychologists are trained to help people with a wide variety of difficulties, including issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, trauma and PTSD, and many others.
If you would like to discuss your issues and get an initial phone consultation, please give me a call at 646.239.1397. This phone call is not a therapy session and you will not be charged for it. It is a way for you decide whether you would like to come and talk to me about your problems, and a way for me to learn about you to see if I am the right person to help you. If I am not the right person for you to work with, I will provide you with referrals for professionals who may be better able to serve you.
At this point in time I am not engaging in email and internet/chat therapy. This type of counseling is still very new, and there are many unanswered questions about how well it works and if it is an appropriate way to deliver therapeutic services. I will exchange simple emails with clients having to do with scheduling appointments and the like, but I will not engage in email or internet/chat therapy. Furthermore, you should understand that email is neither a secure nor confidential means of communicating, so I cannot guarantee your confidentiality if you contact me via email. The best way to contact me is to call 646.239.1397 and leave me a message if I do not answer. I will get back to you promptly if you leave me a message.