Psychotherapy

I provide the following therapeutic services in Westchester County, NY and in Liverpool, NY:

  • Psychosocial assessment (initial assessments) and diagnosis (2-3 sessions)
  • Individual psychotherapy, counseling
  • Online counseling (NY State only)
  • Couples/Premarital/Marriage Psychotherapy
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Intensive psychotherapy, psychoanalysis (sessions 2-4 times per week)
  • Group Therapy (children of separation/divorce, and school anxiety)

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can restore the capacity to engage more fully in loving relationships and in one’s work. It turns ghosts into ancestors. It can bring peace back into your home. Through uncovering the deeper meanings behind everyday tensions I can help you identify the more significant patterns that lead to frayed relationships. I can help guide you to feel fulfilled in your life experiences, to be able to speak the unspeakable, to rebuild faith that caring, trusting, and safety with others can exist, and to gain insight into past experiences and exist with them in the background as opposed to being haunted by them in the present.

Psychotherapy and Counseling in White Plains, NY – Westchester, NY

 

The courage in starting psychotherapy

There are many reasons why it is courageous to enter the therapeutic process. It takes courage to sit with and exist with the inherent pain that underlies all aspects of our human experience. It takes courage to admit that we are all existentially limited, and end up being bones in the ground, but at the same time are very much alive and living in the present, though we may feel lost in the past. It takes courage to trust our intuitions and to speak them in the moment.

The Latin root of courage, Cor (or heart), tells us that courage at its root is to be at the heart of things. We need to work to find our courage and to let our hearts be open to our own emotional existence. This is inherent to the therapeutic process.

Groups

Current Groups (only available in White Plains, NY and Westchester area): 

Children who have experienced separation/divorce

White Plains, NY – Many children can be angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce. Are you worried whether your child will make it through school, feel like an outsider, or have the role models that you desire? This 6+ week group is a safe place where your children can develop the skills that will help them understand their anger, hurt, and confusion and deal with it in a way that is more helpful and healing to them rather than the more unproductive and destructive ways in which these negative feelings can be expressed. This group is capped at 5 participants and out of pocket only.

Back to school anxiety group for teens

White Plains, NY- Does your teen miss out on things that other teens are doing? Does your teen fear embarrassment or making mistakes in front of others? Does your teen worry all the time? Does your teen often feel sick with headaches or stomach aches? This group provides a safe place to talk with other teens who face adversity at school and experience social anxiety, school avoidance, and school refusal. It works towards the practice of insight, trigger identification, and anxiety combating skills in a carefully structured setting.

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A video on the common defense of anxiety and reticence in starting treatment by making the call to a therapist

 

Contact me today and we can start to bring peace back into your life and home!

Phone or text: (917) 327-0425 or (315) 416-6220

Email: DanielSokal@gmail.com

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Westchester, NY, White Plains, NY, Greenwich, CT counseling therapy practice - Anxiety, Depression treatment. with Individual counseling and couples counseling. Therapy in White Plains, NY. - Daniel S. Sokal, LCSW