Areas Of Expertise
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, Williamsburg Therapy Group provides a safe and confidential environment that is right around the corner.
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. 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.
Neuropsychology examines the relationships between the brain, behavior, and emotions. Neuropsychologists conduct evaluations to characterize changes in behavior and cognition due to a range of conditions including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction, concussion/TBI, ADHD, PTSD, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, stroke, diabetes, lupus, Moyamoya, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, encephalitis, brain cancer, developmental disorders, spinal cord injury, amongst other complex psychiatric and medical conditions.
Following an evaluation, a neuropsychologist documents the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and provides recommendations for how to best address their difficulties and concerns. Recommendations address many areas including psychological, best brain health practices, behavioral, and coping strategies. Neuropsychologists can also conduct remediation of or help with adaptation to behavioral and mental changes due to these conditions and other symptoms. Additionally, behavioral remediation for health behaviors/problems (e.g., insomnia, Diabetes management) are also treated.
Williamsburg Therapy Group is proud to offer Group Therapy. Group Therapy provides the opportunity to explore personal issues, develop greater awareness of one’s feelings and behaviors, and experiment with new ways of relating and interacting in a safe and confidential environment.
Group therapy gives you the opportunity to feel truly understood and heard by others. You will find that many of your struggles are shared by others.
Group therapy helps you better relate to others and teaches you how to communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs more effectively. You may find that the roles and patterns of relating that you experience in life become replicated in the group (e.g., the clown, the caretaker, the scapegoat, the invisible one, etc.). It is common to re-experience some of the same interpersonal difficulties within the group that brought you into therapy in the first place. This is a good thing! Group therapy gives you the opportunity to observe these patterns with others, learn the ways your behavior contributes to them, and then experiment with finding other ways of relating that will lead to more satisfying relationships.
Group therapy allows you to work through your personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment, while also helping others to work through their personal issues. You will have the opportunity to provide support to others and share your experiences. You may be amazed about how much of a positive impact your input can have on others.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.