What we know and understand about mental health has come a long way in recent years. Between that and everything else going on in the world, it’s no surprise that many people have been more open to receiving mental health treatment as a form of self-help. This is great news, but it can also be hard to know where to start and how to get the most of this, especially if this is your first time in therapy. So, where do you begin?
SUFFOLK FAMILY THERAPY
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Sometimes painful life events can damage your ability to have healthy relationships, and a fulfilling life. You don’t have to be crippled by anxiety, anger, fear, shame, and intrusive negative thoughts. These symptoms can destroy relationships and isolate you, limiting your ability to feel safe and calm in any environment. Our goal is to help you move past these events, reclaim your life, and feel happy again.
Here at Suffolk Family Therapy, we help frustrated parents regain confidence in parenting and build a better understanding of their children and themselves.
Young adults often feel like they are thrown into the world. From one moment to the next they go from having life taken care of for them to endless paths, decisions and choices.
Children & Teens
Just like you, children and teens experience a range of emotions: joy, frustration, anger, grief, sadness, insecurity and more. The environment surrounding the child has an impact on these emotions.
Trauma can take many forms whether it be: witnessing/experiencing domestic violence,
sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, community violence or tragic loss of a
loved one- to name a few.
EMDR Therapy is a progressive psychotherapy tool used to enable people to heal from past trauma.
Does Any Of This Sound Familiar?
Our mission at Suffolk Family Therapy LCSW P.C. is to provide exceptional care for children, adolescents, adults, and families with mental health and behavioral concerns. We treat children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, social issues and family challenges.
As an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice Suffolk Family Therapy is so proud to be a sponsor for Bay Ridge’s first “Pride” event! Being involved and active
Experiencing any kind of trauma or distress can cause levels of discomfort within anyone, though what about it is different when it is experienced as a child? To put it simply, there are quite a few differences between experiencing trauma as an adult and experiencing trauma as a child.
Exploration of how to engage in self love. Everyone is a work in progress. It is easy to fall into the trap of “I’ll love myself when…” and fill in the blank with whatever goal or next level we want to reach. There is always going to be room for improvement, so don’t waste time putting off loving yourself.
Many of my clients have difficulty living the life they want and need to feel truly happy. They struggle with expectations placed on them by others, feelings of guilt if they put themselves first and most days feel like they cannot catch their breathe. Self-care isn’t selfish- I know it’s a clique but it is true. You need to take care of you to be your best self for your family, friends and career. If this is speaking to you, strap in- I have some Pro-tips for you.