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Our Services

Since excellent therapy requires an individualized approach, our therapists are selected for their diverse skills and comprehensive training in a variety of modalities. We offer evidence-based and cutting-edge treatments, ranging from traditional and newer psychotherapies to mindfulness meditation to modern psychopharmacology. Together with you, we will develop a customized strategy to improve whatever you are experiencing and help you achieve a fuller and more rewarding life.

Our team has decades of collective experience in diverse clinical settings. All of us have expertise in several therapeutic approaches and can work flexibly with you to figure out what works best. Some of the specific scientifically supported treatments in which we have expertise include:

Since excellent therapy requires an individualized approach, our therapists are selected for their diverse skills and comprehensive training in a variety of modalities. We offer evidence-based and cutting-edge treatments, ranging from traditional and newer psychotherapies to mindfulness meditation to modern psychopharmacology. Together with you, we will develop a customized strategy to improve whatever you are experiencing and help you achieve a fuller and more rewarding life.

Our team has decades of collective experience in diverse clinical settings. All of us have expertise in several therapeutic approaches and can work flexibly with you to figure out what works best. Some of the specific scientifically supported treatments in which we have expertise include:

CBT is a goal-oriented psychotherapy that takes a hands-on, practical approach to help you cope with problems in the present, rather than focusing primarily on the past. CBT is based on a cognitive model in which your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (“cognitive triangles”) all affect each other. By identifying biased thought patterns or problematic behaviors, it is possible to change these and positively impact behavior and mood. CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy, with multiple studies demonstrating positive effects in depression, anxiety, panic disorder, sleep disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship difficulties, and other conditions.

ACT is a strongly evidence-based form of psychotherapy that helps you to get unstuck and develop more psychological flexibility so that you can create a life based on what matters most to you. A primary goal of ACT is to enable you to learn to stop struggling with what is out of your personal control so that you can redirect your energy to actions that ultimately improve your life. An ACT therapist will help you clarify what is most meaningful to you and use that knowledge to guide and motivate you to live the fullest, most vital life possible. Your therapist will also teach you psychological skills based in the mindfulness tradition and other techniques that will help you diffuse distressing thoughts and gain improved mental flexibility and diverse coping skills. Like CBT, ACT has demonstrated efficacy in addressing a wide range of diagnoses and problems.

The term mindfulness means to be intentionally in the present, on purpose, and without judgment. Mindfulness tradition suggests that much of human suffering arises when individuals are focused on fears of the future, or regrets and concerns over the past. Mindfulness practice helps you to move beyond the “what ifs?” and “if onlys,” and construct a personal tool box to confront challenges and maintain resilience in the face of difficulty. There is a rapidly growing body of scientific evidence that mindfulness practice benefits the brain and increases overall physical and mental health, focus, productivity, and emotional intelligence.

Another evidence-based therapy, supportive therapy uses an interpersonal approach to help you gain new perspectives, problem solve more effectively, and develop more adaptive behaviors. Supportive therapists engage with you in a fully emotional, encouraging, and supportive manner in order to encourage your trust and promote an open and effective relationship with the therapist. This in turn provides a foundation so that the two of you, together, can work on improving your symptoms and resolving real-world difficulties.

In recent years there has been an explosion of research in brain science which helps us understand better how medications can enable individuals to cope with difficulties with mood, anxiety, and attention (“psychopharmacology”). Although many psychological problems and personal stressors can be treated well with psychotherapy only, in some cases a combined treatment with psychotherapy plus psychopharmacology is significantly more effective than either therapy or medication alone. Because medications can affect each person differently, psychopharmacologists at The Midtown Practice are skilled in selecting and monitoring individualized medication regimens based on your needs and your individual responses to treatment.

CBT is a goal-oriented psychotherapy that takes a hands-on, practical approach to help you cope with problems in the present, rather than focusing primarily on the past. CBT is based on a cognitive model in which your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (“cognitive triangles”) all affect each other. By identifying biased thought patterns or problematic behaviors, it is possible to change these and positively impact behavior and mood. CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy, with multiple studies demonstrating positive effects in depression, anxiety, panic disorder, sleep disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship difficulties, and other conditions.

ACT is a strongly evidence-based form of psychotherapy that helps you to get unstuck and develop more psychological flexibility so that you can create a life based on what matters most to you. A primary goal of ACT is to enable you to learn to stop struggling with what is out of your personal control so that you can redirect your energy to actions that ultimately improve your life. An ACT therapist will help you clarify what is most meaningful to you and use that knowledge to guide and motivate you to live the fullest, most vital life possible. Your therapist will also teach you psychological skills based in the mindfulness tradition and other techniques that will help you diffuse distressing thoughts and gain improved mental flexibility and diverse coping skills. Like CBT, ACT has demonstrated efficacy in addressing a wide range of diagnoses and problems.

The term mindfulness means to be intentionally in the present, on purpose, and without judgment. Mindfulness tradition suggests that much of human suffering arises when individuals are focused on fears of the future, or regrets and concerns over the past. Mindfulness practice helps you to move beyond the “what ifs?” and “if onlys,” and construct a personal tool box to confront challenges and maintain resilience in the face of difficulty. There is a rapidly growing body of scientific evidence that mindfulness practice benefits the brain and increases overall physical and mental health, focus, productivity, and emotional intelligence.

Another evidence-based therapy, supportive therapy uses an interpersonal approach to help you gain new perspectives, problem solve more effectively, and develop more adaptive behaviors. Supportive therapists engage with you in a fully emotional, encouraging, and supportive manner in order to encourage your trust and promote an open and effective relationship with the therapist. This in turn provides a foundation so that the two of you, together, can work on improving your symptoms and resolving real-world difficulties.

In recent years there has been an explosion of research in brain science which helps us understand better how medications can enable individuals to cope with difficulties with mood, anxiety, and attention (“psychopharmacology”). Although many psychological problems and personal stressors can be treated well with psychotherapy only, in some cases a combined treatment with psychotherapy plus psychopharmacology is significantly more effective than either therapy or medication alone. Because medications can affect each person differently, psychopharmacologists at The Midtown Practice are skilled in selecting and monitoring individualized medication regimens based on your needs and your individual responses to treatment.