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Jennifer Varley

Jennifer Varley, MA, LMHC, CASAC

Jennifer Varley is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) practicing in Astoria (Queens), NY. She is…... Read more
37-08 28th Ave Suite 202, Astoria, New York, 11103
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Substance Abuse and the Intimate Partner Relationship: Who Really Needs Help?

As a therapist and addiction counselor, I get a lot of calls from people looking for help in relation ...
Jessica Koblenz

Dr. Jessica Koblenz, PsyD, CGP

Dr Koblenz helps people with psychiatric problems such as trauma, loss and relationship issues. She comforts and supports her clients through crisis situations and helps…... Read more
30-51 36th Street Suite 1A, Astoria, New York, 11103
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Working with Your Spouse Without Ruining Your Relationship

There are often unique issues that come to play when we work with those we love. As a married couple, ...
Suzy Daren

Suzy Daren, MA LMFT

Suzy Daren is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Brooklyn, NY and the founder of Yoga Psychotherapy. She integrates modern, evidence-based psychotherapy with the…... Read more
169 Wythe Avenue #106, Brooklyn, New York, 11249
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A Yogic Approach to Ending the Fights for Good

It s a sunny Saturday morning and you and your partner are lying in bed discussing your weekend plans ...
Irina Gillett

Irina Gillett, LCSW

Irina Gillett, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn Heights. She works with individuals who want to strengthen their relationships. …... Read more
26 Court Street, Suite 1001, Brooklyn, New York, 11242
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How to Tell If Starting Individual Therapy Will Help Your Relationship

Many couples discuss starting couple s therapy if they are having the same arguments over and over again, ...
Justin Lioi

Justin Lioi, LCSW

Justin Lioi lives in Brooklyn, NY where he has a private practice that specializes in men's counseling. He has worked with families since 2008 and after several years of…... Read more
247 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11215

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Baby on the Way? 3 Tips to Prioritizing Your Relationship While Parenting

When you consider how your life will change once the new arrival, well, arrives, what changes are you ...
Ronald B Cohen

Ronald B Cohen, MD
Marriage and Family Therapist

Ronald B Cohen is an experienced family therapist specializing in Bowen Family Systems to help individuals, couples and families to develop healthier relationships. He is…... Read more
29 Barstow Road, Suite 304, Great Neck, New York, 11021
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Alone Together: Intimate Relationships in the Digital Age

One s company, two s a crowd, and three s a party. Andy Warhol Relationships matter. And they take work. ...

Mistakes Newly Engaged Couples Make: Thoughts on Conscious Relationships

My guide and mentor, John W. Jacobs, M.D., the only other board certified psychiatrist and Bowen Family ...
Denise Limongello

Denise Limongello, LMSW
Individual, Family and Group Psychotherapis

Denise Limongello, LMSW, is a passionate and dedicated therapist who obtained her graduate …... Read more
14 Harwood Ct, Scarsdale, New York, 10583-4121
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How to Be A Team Player to Your Spouse

Many happily married couples often report teamwork as a critical ingredient to a happy marriage. Most ...

How to Deal With an Unexpected Pregnancy

Pregnancy, as we know, can be one of life s most exciting times for a married couple. Unexpected pregnancies, ...
Steven Sussman

Dr. Steven Sussman, PhD

Steven is clinical psychologist, he has been practicing for more than 25 years now. He treats children and adolescents suffering from social, behavioural and academic…... Read more
615 Sherwood Pkwy, Mountainside, New Jersey, NJ 07092
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What Parents of Children with ADHD Should Know

AD HD is considered a developmental delay in the maturation of the prefrontal cortex. This developmental ...
Mendim Zhuta

Mendim Zhuta, LMFT

Mendim Zhuta LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over a decade of experience working with couples from a myriad of diverse backgrounds, presenting…... Read more
270 Greenwich Ave, Suite 10, Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
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Marital Separation: How it Helps and Hurts

The conversation about Separation is really one about distance in a relationship both in regards to physical ...

The Friendship Dynamic of ‘Marriage’

With the framework of marriage laid out, we now turn our attention toward the friendship aspect of a ...
Jaclyn Hunt

Jaclyn Hunt, MA, CAS
Certified Autism Specialist

Jaclyn Hunt MA, CAS is a Life Coach who specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She helps clients all over the United States live up to their fullest potential.... Read more
Autism and Special Needs Life Coach, Colonia, New Jersey, 07067
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Does Your Spouse Display Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

It is well known that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. What this means is that ...

Find the Perfect Therapist in Astoria

There’s nothing wrong in seeking help. You sometimes just need someone to talk to, to share your problems with and get to the roots in a secure, confident environment. Therapists are all ears to you!

Life’s all about taking the next step forward. A new relationship, a new career, relocation, finances or family, at times, can be a bit unnerving and challenging, so, it’s absolutely normal to seek assistance.

Therapy is incredibly effective for people with mental health conditions and it’s worth it even if you don’t have any medical issue.

Therapy is a magnificently versatile tool, it isn’t just the answer to impregnable relationships troubles. It is also the answer to trivial, seemingly inconsequential issues encountered in a relationship. Therapy shouldn’t be the last resort to salvage a bond but the stepping stone to nip surfacing issues in the bud.

How can I set goals for therapy?

Now that you are here seeking help, you have passed the first hurdle. Congratulations! But therapists do not have magic wands, they can’t make our problems vanish in thin air. Don’t let ungrounded expectations make your therapy sessions fruitless. Be objective about what it is that your desire from therapy. For that, you need to set to goals. Goal setting is important because it equips you to make a smooth transition from a messy headspace to a clearer state of mind.

Here are some things to consider when setting SMART goals for therapy-

Specific- Set specific goals. Chalk out the specific pain points of your relationship and aim to resolve them through therapy.

Measurable- Make sure that the goals are measurable. For instance, if you are not spending enough time with each other, you can set goals like going out on a date at least once a week.

Attainable- Be realistic when setting goals, they should be attainable. Talk to your therapist and get a fair idea of what you should be able to achieve through therapy. Then, set goals accordingly.

Relevant- The goals should be relevant. Say for an example, if you and your partner have pent up resentment, then setting goals like going on date nights is not going to help. You have to set relevant goals that will help to resolve the existing resentment Again, talk to your therapist about the kind of goals you should have.

Time frame- Set a realistic time frame when setting a goal. Keep in mind your current relationship dynamics. Years of accumulated damage in a relationship can’t be repaired overnight.

Though therapy offers the required assistance to sail through miniscule issues to deeper marital hiccups, resolving tiffs before they fester into graver problems can save you from the forthcoming pain and heartbreak.

However, even if you’re facing serious personal conflict or mental health issues in your life, you don’t have to feel hopeless! Remember, this too shall pass.

All you need to do is talk to a licensed therapist. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but not here. We help you find the right therapist for you, in your city.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?

It’s easy to tell if your therapist:

  • Is located in your area.
  • Specializes in your issue.
  • Behaves ethically, shows professional and empathic behavior.
  • Talks about confidentiality and emergency protocol.
  • Recommends therapy that never conflicts your values and beliefs.
  • Never overshares and knows boundaries.
  • Listens you, remembers key facts and concerns.
  • Is trustworthy and likeable.
  • makes you feel everything is ‘right’.

Not sure what questions to ask a therapist

These sample questions may help you.

  • My problem is [Your Problem]. How would you go about treating that?
  • How will my confidentiality be assured?
  • How available are you, even beyond the sessions?
  • What are your fees?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • How long do you typically work with clients?
  • Does your therapy more focused on past or present?

What can be my treatment options?

Ask your therapist about your treatment options, like medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes or alternative healing therapies. You therapist will discuss each treatment option in detail, along with their pros and cons.