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Excellent solo providers that meet Thriveworks strict standards. Every associate has undergone a background check, full credential check, and must maintain positive client feedback to remain an associate. Thriveworks associates run their own independent practices, out of their own private offices.

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Rachel Shanken
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(917) 525-2451

Rachel Shanken

LMHC, MSEd
Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 1
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Address:
Thriveworks Associates
345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1201F
New York, NY 10001

Do you feel stuck or stressed out? Are you struggling with overwhelming feelings or not feeling anything at all? Do you feel like you are not yourself? Is it hard to trust your instincts or know what you need? Are you going through a life transition that feels scary, confusing or lonely? I can help.

In my 9 years of experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a long-time student of studying others and myself, I appreciate that life can be complex and challenging. The good news is your pain doesn't have to last forever. Things may feel like they'll never change, but it's never too late to heal (I've seen it countless times). Little steps lead to big changes and sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

I'm ready to help you and I have powerful tools to support you through this time. In addition to my extensive mental health counseling training and experience, I also completed an intensive 650-hour mind-body holistic certification (embodiment work) that infuses all of the work I do, empowering you with the ability to eventually breathe easier, even in the midst of big changes and challenges.

Together, we'll remove the blocks that keep you from living the life you want by working gently at the root causes. I support, respect, listen and welcome your perspective, while actively assisting you with experiencing yourself in a new way.

I create a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can explore issues that can be overwhelming to confront on your own. It's crucial to feel comfortable with and respected by your therapist and I take this very seriously in forming an emphatic, supportive partnership with you.
By receiving my support, insight, mind-body and goal-directed tools, you’ll experience freedom in your mind, body, heart and life. If you want better relationships, more joy (less stress), more self-awareness and self-acceptance, the ability to better manage difficult feelings, and to learn how to deeply listen to yourself so you can make better decisions, then I can help.

Counselor Interview Questions:

What made you want to become a therapist?

Growing up the child of a psychologist and a psychiatrist, the seeds of curiosity were planted early on. Part and parcel of most dinner conversations included analyzing, connecting and discovering. I was inquisitive about my own inner-workings and the inner-workings of others. I thrived on peeling back the layers of an issue, making connections, and identifying more mysteries along the way. That fascination turned into a commitment to myself to continually work on personally growing and eventually help others to do the same.

What's do you like most about working with clients?

The joy and exhilaration I feel in providing support and bearing witness to others as they courageously delve deep inside and find the treasures within themselves is unmatched. It feels like magic, although it’s actually the most real thing I have ever experienced.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

What’s especially unique about the way I work with people is that I always infuse the work with mind-body and body-mind awareness which gives my clients more holistic, well-rounded and deep insight about themselves. It also allows for healing at the deepest levels, as our issues are not only in our head or in our hearts, but our issues are now proven to be held in our tissues.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Change is possible! You can do it! Being human is hard work. BUT, you don’t have to do it alone and there’s no prize at the end for having suffered. I can offer you tools, insight and deep levels of support so that you can eventually go out and lead the life you want. It takes work, but it’s the most rewarding kind of work you can do.

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

It’s completely normal to feel nervous for your first session. You have overcome other scary experiences in the past and you will surmount this one too. No matter how it goes, you will be ok. Deep breaths and honesty with your therapist about how you’re feeling can often help alleviate some of the overwhelming feelings.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

Check in with yourself about how you feel while being with them. Some questions you might want to ask yourself: Do I feel a connection? Do I feel listened to and understood? Do I feel warmth and empathy? Do they seem like someone I might be able to feel safe with and trust once I know them better? By the way, some discomfort is normal in therapy, but if you feel extreme levels of discomfort, that’s something to pay attention to.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Consider what your goals are in therapy. How would you like to feel? What do you want to change? What you’d like your life to be like once you have completed your treatment? If you aren’t sure about your goals, that’s ok too – I can help you with this.

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Aging
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Impulsiveness
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissism
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Skin Picking Disorder
  • Sleep/ Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Under-achievement
  • Weight Management
  • Women Issues
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Susan Weissbach
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(917) 525-2451

Susan Weissbach

LCSW
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
280 N Central Ave Suite 310
Hartsdale, New York 10530

The best starting point for a successful therapy experience is a good client/therapist working relationship that is built on trust and respect. It's so important to feel your therapist 'gets you' and wants the best for you while providing a safe and comfortable environment. I am a clinical social worker with over fifteen years of experience in the mental health field. I work with individuals, couples and families. In addition to my work experience, I am a graduate of Ackerman Insitute for the Family's postgraduate program, and consider the individual within their family system and support network.

I work with teenagers, young adults, and adults of all ages. My focus is on life-stage changes and stressors, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. I also work with parents who have children with learning issues and anxiety. I strongly subscribe to the mind/body connection.

In addition to working with people on seeing a situation more clearly and making positive life choices, I also work with them on becoming more self-aware and mindful by slowing down and focusing on their breathing and body through basic breath work, tapping and stretching exercises.

Counselor Interview Questions:

What made you want to become a therapist?

I've always felt drawn to wanting to help others.

What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?

Ones who are open to working on themselves and to persevering.

What's do you like most about working with clients?

Helping them to see their inner strength and to see that they have more power than they realize.

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

It's easy to get stuck as we are creatures of habit. I help people get unstuck by working with them to see other options.

What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

That people can be incredibly resilient.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

To set healthy boundaries for themselves and with others..

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

It's very variable, depending on whether there is a limited target issue someone wants to work on versus more complex issues. Therefore, it can be eight to ten sessions to a number of months or even a few years.

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

A client can begin to experience change after as few as five sessions.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

That I will be asking about their presenting problem and then try to begin to get background information.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

To make sure you feel comfortable with them, that you feel you like them and they like you.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

By experiencing and seeing changes in their life.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Breathe and know it will be okay.

When working with couples, what is the most challenge you see?

That both people in the couple feel I, as the therapist, am on both their sides, that I'm there to help both of them.

When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?

It can. It really depends on the couple and their expectations of therapy and of one another, and on each person's willingness to trust the other going forward.

When a couple attends counseling, how long does it take for the couple's relationship to experience improvement?

It depends on how willing each person is to listening to the other and to make changes. It could be a handful of sessions to many sessions.

When counseling a couple, what's your goal for the first session?

To hear from each person how they define the problem and what they hope to accomplish in therapy.

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's
  • Blended Family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Infidelity/Affair
  • Life Coaching
  • Money/Financial
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-achievemeny
  • Weight Management
  • Womens Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • Medicare
  • Empire
  • Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MagnaCare

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Marilee Garfield
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(917) 525-2451

Marilee Garfield

DSW, LCSW
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
23 Old Mamaroneck Road Studio 1
White Plains, NY 10605

Dr. Marilee Garfield, DSW, LCSW offers warm-hearted and effective psychotherapy in my White Plains office at 23 Old Mamaroneck Road in White Plains, New York. I specialize in romantic relationships for both married, single and dating couples. A primary goal is to help you recover the love you want in romantic relationships. In addition to being an unusually experienced relationship coach, I am an interactive, solution-focused general psychotherapist. My approach is provide support, psychoeducation and practical techniques to help clients build the lives they want, romantically and in all spheres.

I am also a very effective life coach, I was Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University, with twoMaster’s degrees and a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work. I work best with people who are anxious or depressed and find themselves at an impasse, especially, as noted, where it concerns romantic/marital issues. I help couples rebuild trust in one another, and individuals rebuild trust in themselves.

In sum, I offer a rare commodity: an unusually experienced listening and healing presence, one who offers an action-oriented plan to heal what ails you, swiftly and compassionately. I also provide general and relationship group therapy.

Helps with...
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's
  • Blended Family
  • Depressed Mood
  • Loss/Grief/Bereavement
  • Life Coaching
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Change, whether expected or unexpected, is hard. It can leave us confused, overwhelmed and questioning what to do.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. The experienced therapists and life coaches at Bronx Counseling can help!

Do I Need Help?

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It’s not a sign of weakness to seek help. It is a sign of strength when you can reach out for help.

Counseling is a gift you give yourself

People seek counseling and coaching for many reasons. Some have serious mental illness. Some are struggling with life transitions or relationship issues. Others come seeking support and guidance.

Some of the reasons people seek help are:

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How Do I Find A Bronx Counseling provider?

Getting started is easy! Simply call Bronx Counseling at 917-525-2451 and one of our dedicated staff members will help you get started. They will answer any questions you may have about Bronx Counseling’s services. They will take some basic information and pair you with the appropriate Bronx Counseling provider.

From your first call, you will find that we are different. We work hard to earn our clients respect and trust. We know your time is valuable and that you don’t want to wait days or weeks for an appointment. We can usually pair you with an Bronx therapist or an Bronx life coach within 24 hours. From there, your journey begins.

Reaching out is the first step on your journey to wellness. The experienced team at Bronx Counseling would be honored to take that journey with you.

Thriveworks Associates
124 E 40th St #404
New York, NY 10016

Tel : (917) 525-2451

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8AM-9PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8AM-5PM