Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair.
— Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

In these economically uncertain times, many of us are having difficulties managing our emotional and mental health. Living in a city like New York City brings its own set of challenges that puts many off balance. 

Real life issues around affordable housing, adequate employment, educating our children, maintaining healthy relationships with family and intimate partners, and making time for ourselves can push us to our limit. We lose our sense of direction and inner strength and begin to feel lost, emotionally and spiritually. 

Talking to a therapist who's there to listen with a neutral ear can give you a fresh look at an old problem, or come to see that a pattern of thought or behavior no longer works, and may cause new problems.

Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose mental illness and prescribe medications to help reduce its unpleasant symptoms. According to many studies, depression, anxiety, as well as bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, and schizophrenia can be addressed with a combination of psychiatric medication and talk therapy.

Our psychiatrists evaluate all new patients and prescribe psychiatric medications to help manage your symptoms. They will work with your individual therapist to monitor your progress and any side effects.

  • Emotional Issues like anxiety, grief, sadness, depression and anger
  • Relationship/communication issues with family and friends 
  • Sexual/intimacy issues with your spouse or partner
  • Past mental illness diagnosis
  • History of psychiatric: hospitalizations and psychiatric medication treatment
  • History of child abuse (physical, emotìonat, sexual) or domestic violence
  • PTSD/Trauma (military veterans, damage/loss of home after natural disaster, witness to or a victim
  • of violent crime)
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders

Psychotherapy is also useful during major life changes so that you can better cope with transitions. 

  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce/separation
  • Terminal illness
  • Occupational stress such as job loss or unemployment
  • Moving or loss of one’s home

The same idea applies for children and adolescents. Our specialists work with children (ages 6 and older) using play therapy and talk therapy, also with psychiatrists to address the following:

  • Behavioral/disciplinary problems at school and/or home
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bullying behaviors
  • Depression, anxiety, and social phobia
  • Check our calendar of events for weekly support groups for depression, anxiety and socialization.