Dr. Stephen Shainbart
Stephen Shainbart, Ph.D
Are you looking for a therapist who will not only listen to you, but also speak and offer constructive feedback, instead of just sitting quietly in the background?
For many people, it is important to find a therapist who will work to understand you and also actively help you learn about yourself and make changes that lead a happier life. Some clients have told me that they tried psychotherapy in the past and shared much with the therapist, but ultimately left therapy feeling they received little in return.
In my 12 years as a psychologist in Manhattan, I have always been straightforward andinteractive with clients. At the same time, I am also a good listener and view my client as a partner in the therapeutic process. My goal-our goal-is to enhance yourself-awareness and therefore enable you to become liberated from self-defeating patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The purpose of my work is to decrease your suffering while helping you fulfill your unique potential as an individual.
I take what I do very seriously, but I also believe there is a place for humor in my work. I see no contradiction between sometimes being playful while always remaining an effective, serious, and focused healer. My main priority is to create a setting in which you feel understood and free to express and learn about yourself. Creating such an atmosphere always varies depending on the individual. This means that together, over time, we will 'custom-fit' your therapy to facilitate your psychological growth.
---Please see my website listed above for more information on my philosophy of treatment, and my educational and career background---
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Last Update: Tue June 19, 2012 20:38:47