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Our therapists have diverse backgrounds with areas of expertise that benefit everyone.

 

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We are a collective of doctoral-level mental health doctors in New York City, NY and Austin, TX.


We assist members of each community we serve by providing therapy for individuals, couples, families, and children. We offer specialized therapies designed to address anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. Psychiatric services like medication management and psychological assessments as needed.

 

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Our therapists have diverse backgrounds with areas of expertise that benefit everyone.

 


 

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Individual Therapy

If you're looking to improve your mood, well-being, and overall mental health, psychotherapy could be right for you. Our team of expert therapists are here to help you with your personal growth and help you achieve your goals.

New York City   |   Austin

Couples Therapy

Our couples therapy will provide a safe environment for you and your partner to discover new perspectives on your relationship. Our psychologists serve as facilitators to encourage better communication and help build stronger relationships.

New York City   |   Austin

Child Therapy

Life adjustments can take a toll on a child. The death of a loved one, severe illness in the family, or moving to a new school can impact a child’s wellbeing. At Williamsburg Therapy Group, our psychologists work one-on-one with your child to assist them with their mental health issues.

New York City  

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

We pride ourselves on providing safe, supportive, and identity-affirming services to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our group’s diverse expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, combined with available queer-identified psychologists and psychiatrists, work together to find the right therapeutic fit for you.

New York City   |   Austin

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

There are many forms of talk therapy, but one of the most popular forms is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. By developing a more positive way of thinking, CBT teaches coping skills, problem-solving skills, and recognition of distorted or unhelpful thoughts and perceptions.

New York City   |   Austin

Psychiatry

The Williamsburg Psychiatry Group, a psychiatry practice partnered with the Williamsburg Therapy Group, offers psychiatry services. Our full-time doctors provide consultation related to psychopharmacology options along with attentive ongoing medication management. 

New York City 

Addiction Treatment

The Program at the Williamsburg Therapy Group is Brooklyn's first high-end, comprehensive, outpatient rehab program. Our substance abuse treatment program is led by an experienced team of distinctive doctoral-level Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

New York City  

Neuropsychological Assessment

At Williamsburg Therapy Group, we are proud to provide these in-depth evaluations to our patients. Our assessments examine the relationships between the brain, behavior, and emotions, including changes in functioning due to a wide range of conditions.

New York City  

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Meeting with a psychologist to discuss mental health issues can be a path to more deeply understanding emotional struggles and behavioral patterns that impede growth and fulfillment.

 
Though social support is invaluable, psychotherapy offers a private, safe, and professional environment to explore difficult topics.

 


The psychologists at Williamsburg Therapy Group have unique backgrounds, styles, and areas of practice that benefit people with a variety of life experiences and presenting struggles. Our team’s doctoral-level training also ensures that our patients have access to a wide breadth of knowledge, ideas, and tools that can help each person find new ways to manage symptoms, foster relationships, and improve overall well-being. Our areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Individual therapy for anxiety and depression, anger, addiction, trauma, relationships, self exploration and identity, body image and eating, severe emotional conditions, and cognitive behavior therapy.
  • Couples, family, and business partner therapy to address difficulties in relationships and improve closeness, intimacy, and collaboration.
  • Psychiatry and medication management to provide medical support for psychotropic prescriptions and other health recommendations to foster mental wellness.
  • Neuropsychological assessments to provide in-depth information to understand and improve brain functioning.

 

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Couples often choose to begin couples therapy when the relationship feels stuck.

 
Perhaps trust has been broken, arguments are getting more frequent and intense, communication is breaking down, or emotional and physical intimacy is diminished. Sometimes one member of the relationship needs help expressing themselves to the other or has something important to share. If this is the case, couples therapy in Brooklyn NY at Williamsburg Therapy Group could be the solution to creating a stronger and healthier relationship.

 


 
What is couples therapy?

Couples therapy provides a safe, structured place for partners to explore their unique perspectives of the relationship. Discussions about past events in a relationship, changes in perspective, and what lies ahead in the future can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our psychologists serve as facilitators who remain neutral in this process and help provide support and structure to make these discussions easier to navigate while respecting both individuals' views.

Goals of couples therapy can include:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Address repetitive conflict cycles
  • To increase the sense of safety and support for insecurity and jealousy
  • Discussing infidelity and finding ways to move forward, whether toward repairing or separation
  • Addressing controlling behaviors
  • Understanding how dysfunctional patterns are developed and unknowingly repeated

 


 
When is it a good time to seek couples therapy?

Ideally, the best time to seek couples therapy is before your relationship becomes a real problem. Start to consider looking for a couples therapist when things are starting to feel shaky in the relationship. We understand it might not seem pertinent when the issues are not so serious at the moment, but keeping couples therapy in mind could prevent the relationship from getting worse.

 


 
What relationships benefit from couples therapy?

All kinds of relationships can benefit from couples counseling. At Williamsburg Therapy Group, our psychologists work hard to restore people's connection and create a healthier and stronger relationship.

 


 

Our therapists are ready to work with any relationship, including:
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Second marriages
  • Long-term relationships
  • Blended families
  • Mixed race marriages/relationships
  • Adoption
  • Open relationships
  • Transgender or gender-nonconforming members of a relationship

 


 
What should I expect in couples therapy?

Couples therapy will usually begin with some preliminary questions to get an idea of the relationship. These questions will be in regards to the history of the relationship, values, and cultural background.

The therapist will then assist the couple in pinpointing the problem and focusing on treating the couple's issues. Once the problem has been identified, the therapist will establish treatment goals and a treatment plan may be discussed.

Often the couple will be assigned homework to help change behaviors and ways of interacting with each other. Most couples benefit highly from relationship counseling as long as both individuals are committed to improving the relationship.

 


 
How do we start couples therapy?

If you are a couple looking for help addressing struggles and improving your relationship, please schedule an appointment at one of our offices with one of our experienced psychologists. Click here to meet the team and find a provider who's right for you.

Our psychologists at the Williamsburg Therapy Group take an objective and supportive approach to identify patterns and offer strategic skills to forge a more harmonious partnership. We believe that this can be achieved by creating a safe space for both partners to be heard and respected. Through discussing patterns in the relationship and developing new ways to address old problems, couples can find new ways to relate to each other and move toward a hopeful future.

 

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Our programs offer parents and teachers insights into some of the challenges a child might be facing.

 
Williamsburg Therapy Group Child is a child-centered program that includes play therapy, individual therapy with young children and adolescents, family therapy, parent training/support, and a neuropsychological testing program. Each of our distinguished therapists contains a rich, bountiful knowledge of child development making them an invaluable resource to children and their families. Contact us to learn more about our Child Psychologists at Williamsburg Therapy Group.

 


 
What is a child psychologist?

A child psychologist works explicitly with children and adolescents and studies children's mental, social, and emotional development. They help children cope with life situations such as divorce, death, and family or school transitions. The children they treat may also have a variety of developmental or learning disabilities. No matter the age, the goal of our child psychologists is to understand, prevent, and help cognitive, behavioral, and social issues in each individual child.

Under the scope of child psychologists, a school psychologist works specifically within a school or educational environment. Their responsibilities include assessing and developing educational plans and programs for individual students under consultative care.

 


 

What should I expect?

The process of a child therapy session will vary depending on what the child is experiencing. Some professionals walk the patient through therapeutic situations while other psychologists will try to understand aspects of child psychology like mental health or developmental difficulties. During each session, our therapists build understanding and connection with the child bringing their vast experience and the highest therapeutic standard.

Some tasks and duties of a child psychologists include:

  • Administering psychological tests
  • Conducting scientific research on childhood development
  • Diagnosing and treating learning or developmental disabilities
  • Working with a healthcare team to create a unique treatment plan for a client
  • Working with clients to manage behavioral issues.


 

When should I consider a child psychologist?

Parents may seek out treatment for their children for a myriad of reasons. Our psychologists work with children on any issues that cause social or emotional distress in a child's life. Life adjustments such as a death or severe illness in the family, moving to a new home or school, or parental separation and divorce can sometimes benefit from the support of a therapist.

Depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behavior are also common precipitants for parents to seek treatment. Social difficulties such as low self-esteem, behavioral problems, or experiencing a traumatic event can also be treated with the assistance of psychological intervention.

Learning difficulties and ADHD can significantly impact a child's performance at school and take a toll on their social relationships, self-esteem, and emotion regulation abilities. Struggles related to academic and developmental issues, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), may also prompt parents to reach out for help.

 


 

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Williamsburg Therapy Group also provides assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental conditions to children as young as two years old. ASD is a neurodevelopmental condition more common in boys than in girls, affecting communication and behavior.

Key indicators used to diagnose children with Autism Spectrum Disorder include:

  • Difficulty in communicating and interacting with people
  • Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
  • Symptoms that interfere with the individual ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life

Because ASD can be identified at an early age, evaluating the child's development is essential. At Williamsburg Therapy Group, we use a comprehensive ASD evaluation that looks at the child's early development, strengths, and concerns.

An assessment of the child's development is a crucial step in helping the family and parents understand their child better. It can clarify any questions and concerns they have about their child's behavior or the challenges they are facing. An expert evaluation from a child psychologist or child psychiatrist can provide the best plan that accommodates the child and the family.


 

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Family can be an integral part of our lives. It can provide a sense of security and belonging we need to cultivate our social and emotional selves.

 
While familial relationships are often the longest and closest relationships a person has, they can also be the most fraught. It can be a challenge to address negative patterns, hurt feelings, and deep-seated resentment that can develop over the years. Family therapy in Brooklyn NY with Williamsburg Therapy Group can help you develop the ability to communicate effectively, work through conflicts, and strengthen relationships.

 


 
What is family therapy?

Family therapy includes a variety of psychotherapy that family members attend together to improve their relationships. Family systems are complex relationships that can be thrown out of balance by a number of issues. Often these conflicts cannot be resolved within the family itself, and an outside mediator is needed to restore balance. A therapist can provide the structure to help family members recognize their own contribution to an issue and suggest changes that can improve the relationship. Our elite team of therapists offer the security and insights for these bonds to flourish.

 


 

When should you seek family therapy?
Reasons for seeking family therapy can include:
  • Parents learning to collaborate and co-parent
  • Increasing structure and support for children struggling with emotional and behavioral issues
  • Loss of a job or career changes
  • Chronic illness or death
  • Families affected by trauma
  • A new child
  • Addressing conflict and increase closeness and communication between siblings
  • Changes in family roles and power dynamics
The family therapists at the Williamsburg Therapy Group understand the need for inclusion. As fellow New Yorkers and people with our own families, we venerate the beauty of diversity. This includes our concept of “who counts as family,” acknowledging that family is not limited to blood relations. Our providers have experience working with a wide variety of families, including those with LGBTQIA members and diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds. Making us a respectful resource qualified to connect with the needs unique to each family.

Our family therapists have experience working with children and adolescents with a range of emotional and behavioral struggles. We understand that the mental health of one family member can greatly affect other individuals and the family as a whole. By providing a safe, structured, and collaborative space, we help families learn new ways to address dysfunctional patterns and improve closeness and trust.
 


The benefits of Family Therapy

Family therapy can be used to improve relationships by:

  • Healing after a crisis or traumatic incident
    Establishing honest communication and boundaries
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Helping to build or rebuild trust
  • Reducing stress and anger
  • Addressing sensitive or unspoken subjects
  • Reconciling after a rift or separation
  • Increasing compassion, empathy, and understanding

Family counseling is a way for families to learn how to nurture bonds and work together to solve problems. Rather than pointing the finger at another person, family therapy helps each family member see their conflicts as part of a greater family system where everyone plays a role. Our therapists work collaboratively with family members, addressing personal and familial issues making them feel seen and heard. Coming from this foundation of security and respect to guide each member towards a united whole.

 



How do I start family therapy?

If you are looking for family therapy, please schedule an appointment with us today. Our experienced psychologists can help your family heal. Click here to meet the team and find a provider who’s right for you.



 

To read more about Williamsburg Therapy Group Child and Family, click here. Or schedule an appointment with us today.


 

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy aims to help you develop new ways of thinking and to cultivate a more positive or realistic mindset.

 
Many people seek therapy when they are hoping to make some changes in their life.It can also help us create new actions and habits that we can build on to make concrete, immediate changes in our lives. If you think CBT Therapy in Brooklyn can help you, contact Williamsburg Therapy Group today.

 


 
What is cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a branch of psychotherapy that helps patients address struggles by learning and applying cognitive (mental) and behavioral (action) skills. CBT helps build awareness of our automatic thoughts. It helps to create more balanced thinking and supports the use of action-oriented goals to increase wellness. CBT is also a useful approach for families, including parents and children, to increase communication and create helpful structure. Research indicates that CBT is a practical approach and quickly and concretely helps people make changes to their lives. It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy.

CBT is useful to address specific problems and emotional challenges, such as:

  • Manage symptoms of emotional difficulties

  • Prevent relapse of mental illness symptoms

  • Treat a mental illness when medications aren't an option

  • Learn how to cope with stress

  • Identify ways to manage emotions

  • Cope with grief or loss

  • Manage chronic physical symptoms

Many psychologists, including those at the Williamsburg Therapy Group, incorporate CBT skills as part of their approach to helping patients link new insights to making visible changes to their life.

 


What can CBT help with?


CBT can be used to treat a wide range of issues. Research has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness and utility as a modality of psychotherapy. A person's thoughts and feelings are vital to their mental health, and that's why we take great pride in offering CBT at Williamsburg Therapy Group.

Mental health disorders that may improve with CBT include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Phobias

  • PTSD

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Sleep disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Bipolar Disorders

  • Schizophrenia


Williamsburg Therapy Group is prepared to work with you and assist you in fostering a happy and healthier life. We can help you find better ways to manage your thoughts and behaviors with CBT. Our attentive and experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists will support you every step of the way.

 



What can I expect from CBT?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be conducted in several ways. It can be done individually or in a group setting, like with family members or individuals with similar issues. Ultimately, CBT's goal is to change negative thought patterns and replace them with more balanced ones to help your behavioral and emotional well-being.

Generally, CBT includes:

  • Learning about your mental health conditions

  • Learning and practicing techniques such as relaxation, medication, coping, resilience, stress management, and assertiveness

In the first session, your therapists will ask you preliminary questions to better understand your past physical and emotional health. They might also ask about past treatments and therapies you have done, such as medications. It might take a few sessions for your therapist to fully assess your situation and create a plan of action.

During CBT therapy, the therapist will encourage you to talk about your thoughts and feelings to understand what's troubling you. It could feel intimidating to be vulnerable with a stranger, but your therapist will help you become more confident and comfortable as time goes on.

The length of your CBT can differ depending on your specific needs. While it is considered short-term therapy, it typically ranges from about five to 20 sessions. At the end of the day, you and your therapist can discuss how many sessions are right for you.

 



Related Psychotherapies

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a closely related branch of psychotherapy. DBT was developed to help people struggling with symptoms of borderline personality disorder. However, research suggests that the skills taught in DBT are useful in addressing a wide variety of struggles. These diagnoses include depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, self-esteem, addiction, and negative relationship patterns.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is also another psychotherapy approach that is related to CBT. ACT helps patients increase psychological flexibility (i.e., the ability to get unstuck from specific patterns in thinking) and find ways to effectively move towards their values. Mindfulness, the practice of being present-focused, nonjudgmental, and effective, is a specific skill set related to all of these branches. It has demonstrated effectiveness in helping people increase mental wellness.

 


 

How do I get CBT in New York or Austin?

If you are a patient  who is looking for cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact us today. You can schedule an appointment at one of our offices with one of our experienced psychologists. 


 

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We pride ourselves on providing safe, supportive, and identity-affirming services to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

 
Our group’s diverse expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, combined with available queer-identified psychologists and psychiatrists, work together to find the right therapeutic fit for you.

 


 
What is LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy?

LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy is any therapy service where the therapist supports the client’s sexual and gender identity, is knowledgeable of the diversity of issues LGBTQ+ people face, and is equipped to help LGBTQ+ clients with their relationships and mental health.

LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists work to create a space for their clients to feel safe, validated, and best supported to address their personal therapy goals. Below are some of the identity-related issues that LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy can help address:

  • Identity exploration
  • Romantic relationships
  • Gender-affirming medical interventions
  • Intimacy, dating, and sex
  • Past or current discrimination
  • Trauma
  • Shame and guilt
  • Stress from within LGBTQ+ communities

While some people find these and other issues related to their identity as one reason for attending therapy, many others do not. LGBTQ+ affirming therapists do not push clients in any particular direction or identity, but instead, listen and strive to help clients set realistic goals and work towards their most authentic selves.

 


 

Why is LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy Beneficial?

People who identify as LGBTQ+ face additional unique challenges and types of stress from living in a stigmatizing society. Research shows that this additional stress is the very reason why LGBTQ+ individuals are 2-3 times more likely to struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other mental health issues over the course of their lives. Sadly, many LGBTQ+ people never seek help out of fear of a therapist’s judgment or ignorance.

LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy strives to create a safe environment where clients can focus on the reasons bringing them to therapy without fear of rejection or judgment. This is particularly important because the quality of a person’s relationship with their therapist is closely tied to therapeutic success. Williamsburg Therapy Group is comprised of numerous queer-identified, field-leading psychologists and psychiatrists with specialties spanning the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities.

 


 

If you’d like help connecting with an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist that is right for you, please contact our main offices to learn more about our team’s suite of services and expertise.

 


 

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At Williamsburg Therapy Group, our patients benefit from psychotherapy, psychiatry, neuropsychological evaluation, or any combination of these therapeutic services. We tailor our approach to each individual’s problems and goals.

We have several locations throughout New York City as well as new offices in Austin, TX and Montauk, NY. At WTG, you will be able to find a local therapist that’s a perfect match for you.

 

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"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it."

DR. S SHANE KONRAD  |  PSYCHIATRIST

 

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We are here to help you no matter where you are at emotionally and want to pair you with a professional that cares and can help.

 

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