Location

49 East 78th St, Suite 2A
New York, NY 10075
Tel: 212.535.2496

My Account

Counseling is offered in a discreet, private setting in the Upper East Side of New York city.  Counseling is limited to an adult population. Services include:

  • assessment, individual, and group counseling.
  • Family and couple counseling are also available.
  • Toxicology screening and Breathalyzer testing is offered to those who would benefit from lab testing.


Assessment:

Goal of session is to assist client in determining what his/her needs may be and how best to have those needs met.  Referrals to Psychiatrists and higher level of care institutions, (Detox programs may be part of this process), and or inpatient or out patient rehabilitation programs may also be appropriate.


Individual Counseling:

Insight orientated therapy to assist clients to develop positive coping skills to combat personnel relapse cues.  Individual therapy creates a venue for clients to explore concerns and question that might not be comfortable to discuss in a group setting.  Individual work is also appropriate as a platform to assist client in “group readiness and as a discharge planning intervention. 


Group Counseling:

Relapse prevention groups’ focus on developing skills to assist people to abstain from use and make healthy choices.  I believe that there are skills that assist people in establishing abstinence and a different set of skills that allow them to maintain that abstinence.  Groups target that difference: skills that help people get sober and then skills that help people stay sober.


Family and or Couple Counseling:

Family systems are impacted by active dependency as well as active sobriety.  By that I mean, family systems strive for homeostasis, equilibrium, even an unbalanced “balance”.  Systems resist change and sobriety is a change in every sense of the word.  Couples and families benefit from exploring the roles each member has been assigned and assumed and developing new responses to new behaviors.  Members of these systems often express a feeling of being held hostage by a specific family member’s behavior and methods are explored to assist everyone to reach their long-term goals.