THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES
Psychotherapy enables people to be in charge of their own lives, to effectively direct themselves in ways that result in greater satisfaction and happiness. It does this by helping individuals to be more aware of and more constructively approach their feelings and conflicts, their ways of feeling about themselves and ways of relating to others.
Sessions are 45 minutes in duration, but can be longer, by mutual agreement. They are scheduled one or more times weekly, depending on the needs and preferences of the client.
My approach to individual psychotherapy is psychodynamic. This orientation views people as getting stuck in their lives because they have ways of relating to themselves and others of which they are not fully aware, and which cause them difficulty, or—if they are aware of them—they feel powerless to change. In collaborating closely with clients, I try to help them understand themselves better and use that understanding to effect positive changes in their lives.
I strongly believe that clients come to therapists because they want another perspective on the problems they are encountering, and that it’s my job to provide that perspective. So, once I have a basic understanding of a client and his or her difficulties, I won’t hesitate to share my impressions and offer feedback.
I also feel that people should not be in therapy any longer than they need to. To ensure that therapy proceeds as quickly as possible, I make a point of providing a focus to the sessions so they’re as productive as they can be.
Bruce Berman, Ph.D., Psychologist
211 West 56th St., Suite 34 D
New York, NY 10019
If you’re not sure you need therapy, you may want to schedule a consultation to discuss how or if it could help.
A consultation is also the best way to find out whether or not you would feel comfortable working with me as your therapist.
To schedule a consultation—or a regular appointment—feel free to call me at (212) 265-3594, or contact me via e-mail.
Bruce Berman, Psychologist