Adult Therapy Services

Adult Therapy ServicesI provide psychotherapy for Adults including individuals with Special Needs. My unique approach utilizes both verbal and creative arts techniques. This combination is particularly effective with people struggling with anxiety, depression, self esteem, socialization, focus and concentration.

I have been in practice for 40 years, caring for Adults and Children. My office is conveniently located in East Northport, Long Island , New York, 11731.

Psychotherapy and Counseling usually rely on verbal expression (words) alone for emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual information. There are feelings and perceptions that exist in all people, that words cannot always adequately describe. In cases where a person may not be able to use words effectively, the challenge for expression becomes more significant.

I provide the context for unlimited healing, growth and transformation for anyone, especially for those circumstances that seem overwhelming and unusually challenging .

Please view my policies and call for additional information or to make an appointment.

What is Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression disorders afflict millions every year.  Anxiety is defined as a generalized sense of dread.   Depression is the result of loss and feelings of hopelessness.  Both can be debilitating conditions and both can be treated.

Anxiety:

Anxiety is really a “signal” that something is out of balance.  Often it involves a fearful response to something real or imagined.  The clinical term for the most common kind of anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder. Other anxiety disorders include panic attacks, phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

A person with anxiety can be on edge, tense, and may have a hard time calming their inner self. They may appear calm on the outside, but on the inside they remain a bundle of nerves, easily set off, scared or stressed.

Depression:

Depression is a condition in which a person can feel:

  • Discouraged
  • Sad
  • Hopeless
  • Unmotivated
  • Disinterested in life

When these feelings last for a short period of time, it may be a case of “the blues.”  But when such feelings last for more than two weeks and interfere with daily activities such as taking care of family, spending time with friends, or going to work or school, it may be a more serious issue.

What I Can Do To Help

I am a psychotherapist and art therapist who has successfully treated children and adults for 40 years across a wide variety of clinical diagnoses including many with anxiety and depression.  My philosophy centers on the understanding that emotions, both conscious and unconscious, are often the drivers of all behaviors.  If you facilitate the correct expression of emotion, you can bring about balance, self regulation, and develop powerful insights that can change behavior.

In both anxiety and depression the first step in treatment is to creatively release emotions and reduce stress levels. Once we begin to regain balance, we can work together to understand what brought about the condition, learn new coping strategies, and restore well being.

Please call Ed at 631-493-0933 for a complimentary phone consult.