Talk therapy in NYC?
March 29, 2012 7:40 PM Subscribe
Looking for a great talk therapist in Brooklyn.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've resisted it for a long time but I think it's finally time for me to get into talk therapy as an adult. I tried with a few different therapists during adolescence but never found a therapist whose style I clicked with and didn't have the resources/autonomy to find someone more compatible. Now I do.
The therapy style that strikes me as ideal is similar to the therapist in In Treatment (caveat: I only watched the first season and obviously I'm not talking about any of the questionable medical ethics stuff, just the style of therapy!). I'm very analytical and I'm looking for someone who can help me unpack what's going on with me. Not necessarily specific advice (e.g. "write a letter to your ex", advice I've gotten from a therapist before) but definitely offering feedback and insights (as opposed to a past therapist whose method was to sit in total silence waiting for me to speak).
The issues that I'm looking to discuss are mostly relationship related, not specific relationships but more to do with the way that I interact with people in my life, especially in romantic relationships. Some of those relationships have been non-traditional/kinky so it's important to me to work with someone who won't view those relationships as intrinsically dysfunctional because they're not the norm. I've also dealt with mild depression and anxiety for most of my life but am not interested in being medicated.
I'd really appreciate personal recommendations for therapists in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan, as well as any keywords or terms you might use to describe the style of therapy I'm looking for (so I can search more effectively for myself). Here's a throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org