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Brooklyn, New York therapist: Wayne Ayers, psychologist
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Wayne Ayers

Psychologist, PhD
Psychotherapy can be challenging, but it is a rewarding process. Most people come in to discuss the problems in their lives. They often forget about what is going well, and what are their natural talents and abilities. I train and supervise psychologists at area hospitals. Because of this I am sensitive to ethical concerns: honesty, integrity and practicality. I strive to create a very kind and safe atmosphere where personal exploration is possible. Psychotherapy should be collaborative. I am vocal and active and give my clients ongoing feedback, inquiry and support.  
31 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY
Online in Staten Island, New York
Manhattan, New York therapist: Alvina Anantram, counselor/therapist
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Alvina Anantram

Counselor/Therapist, M.A., LMHC
Hi! I'm Alvina and I want to commend you on taking this step to start or restart therapy! I can't wait to learn more about you, but first please allow me to share a little about myself and my work with clients. As a teenager I realized the lack of conversations and understanding about mental health within the West Indian community. In my experience anxiety, depression, or self-esteem challenges were easily overlooked due to my age, and gender. The unspoken assumption that there were “bigger problems” to deal with, left me feeling overwhelmingly defeated. I quickly realized that with a safe space I could process the pressure of cookie-cutter life paths and highlight reels. I developed a stronger sense of confidence to cut through the noise and honor my own needs with greater self-love. I hope to provide the same space for you! Together, we will gain insight into your core beliefs, attachment styles, and relationships that may be keeping you stagnant or misaligned to your goals. I encourage you to freely express all aspects of your identity, as I strongly believe that is the key to showing up unapologetically in the world. If you are ready to jump into your self-empowerment journey please connect with me, and let's begin!  
4 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY
Online in Staten Island, New York
Manhattan, New York therapist: Jim Stangarone, licensed clinical social worker
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Jim Stangarone

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Certified psychodramatist (CP)
I am an LCSW and Certified psychodramatist . I treat children, adolescents, and adults who are confronting a wide range of challenges. With experience in treating alcoholism and addictions, my focus is on helping people recover from a history of severe trauma, sexual abuse, and narcissistic abuse.  
19 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY
Online in Staten Island, New York
Brooklyn, New York therapist: Patricia Valencia, licensed mental health counselor
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Patricia Valencia

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
I work with adults who want to change their lives and get to the root of what makes them think, feel and react in ways that keep them stuck. They desire to lessen stress, reduce anxiety, and improve their relationships. We work together to understand and minimize their negative responses to triggers. We explore the events, thoughts and feelings that led to painful relationships and low self-esteem. We work together to develop realistic individualized strategies to minimize unhealthy patterns that prevent joy and peace in their lives. We collaborate to implement realistic changes that improve their quality of life.  
11 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY
Online in Staten Island, New York
Bronx, New York therapist: Ms. Lorna Hayim-Baker, licensed clinical social worker
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Ms. Lorna Hayim-Baker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, "R"LCSW
My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, supportive, genuine and safe environment where you alone or with your significant other feel comfortable sharing with me your negative repetitive pattern that prevents you from from sailing through your relationship more smoothly. I want to help you to reinvent your marriage or long term relationship so that your lives intersect in the same space so I can get the opportunity to teach you how to respect each other's differences and teach you how you can agree to disagree and yet you are still able to say "I love you." I can help you both to come up with a common love language when you are home and happy or not so happy; and I can also teach you another love language that works well publicly. One works well in the bedroom and the other works well in front of strangers. All couples must develop love languages that work well privately and publicly. I want your relationship to maintain the love that brought you together in the first place. You may wonder why your love is not consistent, and you may notice that the respect you once had for one another has dissipated and the personal meaning once attached to your relationship is no longer there.. Most couples in your situation have what I refer to as their own "dance of anger" that happens again and again and again. By this, I mean couples fight about different issues but the way that they fight takes on a repetitive negative pattern and that pattern is their way of expressing anger and/or rage, regardless of the argument at hand. I refer to the way that most couples argue and fight as their "dance of anger". Remember, you can't change your partner and that is why you need professional advice. I can be your "go to person" who can teach you how to effectively communicate when you once again have disagreements that can be a threat to the survival of your relationship. I only accept accept couples who really want to preserve their relationship and can tell me that they are willing to put in the hard work, because married monogamous relationships are difficult to sustain, but by taking your marriage vows seriously, you both signed up for a loving partnership for a lifetime. Taking your vows and dancing at your wedding is just not enough because everyone's life is difficult. Life is more like "a bowl of cherries" and despite the succulent juice from the cherries, you will still have to deal with "the pits." We can't always dance through our problems. Despite making yourselves an expensive wedding or having gone to the court to take your vows,-what all married couples dwell on is trust. Is one person feeling like they don't trust the other or both feel the same way when it comes to trust, then pick up your phone to call Lorna Hayim-Baker at Riverdale Therapy & Counseling Services. I offer a free phone consultation before accepting new couples. I tell the truth when I counsel couples, and therefore, I vet each couple before I agree to meet with them in an "in person session" to avoid sessions where one partner or both can blow up my session because their personality does not mesh well with mine. My heart goes out to everyone who is about to experience "a bad breakup" or "a disastrous divorce.". I go many extra miles for each and every couple who comes into my office. I try to understand their shared stories and having a shared story is a lot easier to problem solve because they are in sync; but more often than not, I have to hear out each partner because they each have different stories to tell. I decipher their own personal stories because, in reality, there are two different versions of the same presenting problem and then their is the third version which is the most realistic story. It is only fair to hear each partner's voice as they often come to session offering their own point of view, but if one pays close attention, it often seems like there are 2-3 different problems; but in reality, there are two different sides about he same problem and sometimes even a third side that the therapist discovers and is being presented by each person. All three stories are different versions of the same problem. All sides are carefully listened to and It takes time to hear each person's interpretation of the same arguments. All stories are aired and I do my best to come up with possible solutions by providing lots of feedback. Couples can disagree with me about possible solutions that are offered. I have become very attuned to my couples because I have been doing this type of therapy for a very long time. I listen carefully to their presenting problems before providing feedback. I am not always right but I am pretty intuitive at this point in my career. Someone must try to understand the couple who came in to preserve their relationship and the hope is that I, as their therapist will remain neutral and unbiased in order to shed light on why the couples are not hearing each other as they each struggle to voice their complaints. More often than not, one or both partners become very defensive and neither one is listening to the other and their fight escalates. That's why they need an unbiased and caring therapist to intervene and help the couple deescalate by having them share the details of the original complaint that turned into a communication breakdown. Couples begin fighting right in front of me & my job is to stop their dispute and call a halt to their bickering so we can examine why their communication pattern broke down in the first place. Both partners are acting out and becoming nasty and defensive. Each partner had the same wish, which was to have their voice heard as he or she expresses their own complaint. I need to point out when their wheels are spinning but they are getting nowhere and they are in fact, stuck. Couples need to stop and listen to each other so I can help them come up with a plan that can get them "unstuck." To be an effective couples' counselor means that at the end of the session, the couple walks out with a sense of having a shared understanding of their problems and with a shared sense of hope because they learned how to tackle the types of ineffective communications that lead to "blow out fights" Hopefully, I will be your therapist who teaches you how to not add fuel to the fire. I want to be part of the solution and teach couples how to stop turning molehills into mountains. I am the therapist who loves watching love as it grows and makes both partners seem so much more mature.  
18 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY
Queens, New York therapist: Dr. Julien Moe (Ph.D.), psychologist
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Dr. Julien Moe (Ph.D.)

Psychologist, Ph.D. M.A. (Clinical & Applied Hypnosis), M.Sc. (Clinical Psychology)
"Welcome to Moe Psychological Services with A Touch Of Care. Time to shine & be a new YOU! Moe Psychological Services has been helping clients enhancing & enriching their lives. Whether your issues are psychological, family, academic, social, dating, or professional, we can help you help yourself get resilient in no time. Affordable and efficient counseling available on Skype, phone, text, FaceTime and homebound. We use DIcit therapy, CBT, Hynotherapy, Psychodynamic, Integrated therapies and own therapies. What matters most is the soonest recovery of our clients."  
8 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY
Online in Staten Island, New York
Garden City, New York therapist: Dr. Marc J Shulman, psychologist
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Dr. Marc J Shulman

Psychologist, Psy.D.
I am privileged to be a Long Island psychologist, working with both individuals and couples that have challenges in their lives. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, and more, my personalized approach will enable you to take steps towards a successful future.  
24 Years Experience
In-Person Near Staten Island, NY