areas of expertise

Mental health care that meets the needs of the community

The doctors of Williamsburg Therapy Group have diverse backgrounds with
areas of practice that benefit many in the neighborhood. Whether seeking help
with relationships, mental illness and/or recovery from substance abuse, Wil-
liamsburg Therapy Group provides a safe and confidential environment that is
right around the corner.


relationships

The psychologists and psychiatrists at Williamsburg Therapy Group have expertise in couples therapy, family therapy and individual growth work all designed to enhance desired relationships.

Most individuals find themselves repeating the same cycles in relationships. Whether patients experience repetitive conflicts with a partner or similar problems across multiple relationships, Williamsburg Therapy Group can help them break the cycle. Read More>>

Therapy can improve one’s ability to effectively communicate and work through conflicts with significant others. This may include confronting and tackling issues with a partner or spouse (eg, insecurity, jealousy, controlling behaviors, or infidelity); family of origin (eg, unresolved, chronic problems stemming from childhood); or friends/colleagues (eg, difficulties initiating and sustaining cooperative, functional relationships).

With a focus on helping patients understand how dysfunctional patterns are developed and unknowingly repeated, therapy can serve as the bridge between now and a future life full of possibilities.


anxiety & depression

Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can cause a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.

But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both. Read More>>

It is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The good news is that these disorders are both treatable, separately and together. The doctors at Williamsburg Therapy Group effectively treat anxiety and depressive disorders by synthesizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapeutic perspectives.

severe emotional conditions

Some of the strongest, most resilient people are those who live with such conditions as Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder and severe personality disorders. The doctors of Williamsburg Therapy Group have extensive experience practicing psychotherapy with patients who struggle with severe emotional conditions in both inpatient and outpatient continuing day treatment settings, as well as private practice. Read More>>

Living with mental illness can make it challenging to keep up with relationships, work, and self-care. Friends and family may become frustrated by the unusual beliefs and actions of a person suffering from an emotional condition.

Therapy can offer practical solutions to living a more joyous life, one unencumbered by the burden of mental illness. The doctors of Williamsburg Therapy Group partner with patients to uncover the ways in which they see the world. The collaborative process of understanding such meanings can go a long way toward making life with mental illness more manageable and productive.


Psychiatric Services

In addition to our psychological services, the Williamsburg Therapy Group offers Brooklyn, New York residents top-notch psychiatric care.  Our full time Psychiatrist provides adjunctive treatment to therapy and is also available for independent consultations, evaluations, medication management, and diagnostic refinement.   The Williamsburg Therapy Group model ensures that all of the necessary components of mental health care are found under one roof.  Read More>>

This unified approach provides patients with an alternative to traditional fragmented treatment models. Our psychologists and psychiatrist work in tandem to provide each patient with individualized coordinated care . Our Psychiatrist provides comprehensive assessments and treats the full range of psychiatric conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, trauma related disorders, substance abuse, and ADHD.

addiction

The Director of Williamsburg Therapy Group is an expert in the field of addiction, having created the largest jail-based substance abuse treatment program in the country.

Drug and Alcohol addiction are ubiquitous afflictions that affect so many lives around us. People become dependent on drugs and alcohol for a number of reasons. Every person has their own unique story and road that took them there. One common thread most people share when they become dependent on alcohol and drugs is the emotional and physical effects dependency causes. If left untreated, addiction adversely impacts self-esteem, relationships and, eventually, every aspect of life. Read More>>

Since the reasons for becoming dependent on alcohol and/or drugs are individual, every person must find their own solution or path to abstinence and recovery. At Williamsburg Therapy Group each patient is helped to find the right way for them. In general, when people get the help they need and subsequently recover, life becomes bearable again: self-esteem increases, relationships heal, and quality of life improves.