Our Services
Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology

Our Services

Psychotherapy & Psycho-
pharmacology

Our team has decades of collective experience in diverse clinical settings. All of us have expertise in several therapeutic approaches and can work flexibly with you to figure out what works best. Some of the specific scientifically supported treatments in which we have expertise include:

Our team has decades of collective experience in diverse clinical settings. All of us have expertise in several therapeutic approaches and can work flexibly with you to figure out what works best. Some of the specific scientifically supported treatments in which we have expertise include:

Each client is unique. There are many roads to empowerment. From therapy to meditation to the latest psychopharmacological innovations, we offer multidisciplinary expertise which allows us flexibility to tailor your treatment-as well as change course if you or we do not see sufficient results. 

Since excellent therapy requires an individualized approach, our therapists are selected for their diverse skills and comprehensive training in a variety of modalities. We offer evidence-based and cutting-edge treatments, ranging from traditional and newer psychotherapies to mindfulness meditation to modern psychopharmacology.

Together with you, we will develop a customized strategy to improve whatever you are experiencing and help you achieve a fuller and more rewarding life.

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Each client is unique. There are many roads to empowerment. From therapy to meditation to the latest psychopharmacological innovations, we offer multidisciplinary expertise which allows us flexibility to tailor your treatment-as well as change course if you or we do not see sufficient results. 

Since excellent therapy requires an individualized approach, our therapists are selected for their diverse skills and comprehensive training in a variety of modalities. We offer evidence-based and cutting-edge treatments, ranging from traditional and newer psychotherapies to mindfulness meditation to modern psychopharmacology.

Elba - therapist at midtown practice

Together with you, we will develop a customized strategy to improve whatever you are experiencing and help you achieve a fuller and more rewarding life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a goal-oriented psychotherapy technique taking a hands-on, pragmatic approach to addressing problems and difficult emotions.

CBT is based on a cognitive model in which your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (“cognitive triangles”) all affect each other. By identifying biased thought patterns or problematic behaviors, it is possible to positively impact behavior and mood.

CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy, with multiple studies demonstrating positive effects in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • And Other Conditions
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Developed by a committed scientific community and possessing a deep evidence-base, ACT aims to help you get unstuck, gain psychological flexibility, and use this to live a life based on what matters most to you.

So many of us have experienced the hamster-wheel of anxiety and fixation on things that are out of our control. This results in discontent, feeling stuck, and personal un-fulfillment. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can help you stop going round and round in this revolving door.

Clients of TMP’s ACT method learn to redirect their energy, to focus on what truly matters to them, and disentangle from negative thoughts and emotions. With practice, this translates to improved lives and more personal peace.

Aided by your therapist, you’ll practice mindfulness or becoming mentally present, diffuse from unproductive thoughts and fears, and learn other coping and life skills. ACT can enrich the lives of persons dealing with the full range of human issues, and has been specifically studied and is suitable to a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • And Other Conditions

Mindfulness and Meditation

There is a rapidly growing body of scientific evidence that practicing mindfulness benefits the brain and increases overall physical and mental health, focus, productivity and emotional intelligence.

Abundant in the modern millennial lexicon, the term mindful means to be intentionally in-the-present, on purpose and without judgment. Traditionally, mindfulness suggests that much of human suffering arises when individuals focus on fears of the future, or regrets and concerns over the past.

Mindfulness and mindful meditation help you to move beyond “what if” and “if only,” towards “I am” and “I can.” Along with other therapies offered at our practice, mindfulness and meditation can help you confront challenges and maintain resilience in the face of difficulty.

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Supportive Therapy

Supportive Therapy is another evidence-based therapy approach that offers new perspectives and problem solving tools. Collaborative sessions empower clients with a canon of adaptive behavior, strengthened by guided introspection.

Once paired with a therapist, together you’ll work towards measured goals in a fully supportive and transparent manner that invokes and builds trust. Supportive Therapy can be a life line in a world fraught with confusion, isolation, and negative thoughts.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is a form of therapy based in psychoanalytic theory which was originally conceptualized by Freud.  This type of therapy is often helpful to individuals who feel they have lost meaning in their lives, having trouble with interpersonal relationships, or self-sabotaging behavior.

A psychodynamic therapist works to explore early childhood experiences and repressed or unconscious emotions that potentially interfere with decision making and quality of life. Over time, patients learn to analyze and resolve their stumbling blocks and make healthy decisions to improve their relationships and quality of life.

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Couples Therapy

In couples therapy, a struggling couple works with a therapist to gain insight into destructive patterns of behavior and communication that hinder the quality of the relationship. Often, two people in a romantic relationship find themselves repeating the same arguments without understanding the underlying problems and become caught in a vicious cycle of exacerbating behaviors.

A couples therapist can help each member of a couple gain greater insight and improved emotional expression to problem-solve with their partners. Couples do not need to be in imminent danger of a break up in order to benefit from couples therapy.

Couples looking to grow closer and move towards common goals can benefit from working with a therapist to gain empathy, improve communication, and learn to relate to one another with greater acceptance.

Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology, aka pharmacological therapy or medication management, is the practice of using medication to help with emotional or behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression, or attention deficit. It’s the latest in brain-science translated to the real world.

Psycho-
pharmacology

Psychopharmacology, aka pharmacological therapy or medication management, is the practice of using medication to help with emotional or behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression, or attention deficit. It’s the latest in brain-science translated to the real world.

In recent years there has been an explosion of research in brain science helping us to better understand how nerve cells (neurons) in the brain function, communicate and interact with one another, and how these processes impact mood, affect, and behavior. Most psychiatric medications work with your existing brain chemistry to improve mood, reduce anxiety, improve your mental focus, reduce inattention, and resolve “neurovegetative symptoms” (such as insomnia).

Although medication cannot fix all life’s problems, sometimes effective medication can nonetheless be transformative, or at least can help to “take the edge off” difficulties and enable you to approach issues with a fresh outlook and with more ease.

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Psychopharmacologists at TMP are skilled practitioners with expertise in maximizing the benefits of medication and minimizing the possibility of side effects. Our prescribers can work collaboratively with you to help you choose in what situations you might want to use medication and if and when you might want to go off medication.

Psychopharmacologists at TMP are skilled practitioners with expertise in maximizing the benefits of medication and minimizing the possibility of side effects. Our prescribers can work collaboratively with you to help you choose in what situations you might want to use medication and if and when you might want to go off medication.

Some of our clients find medication treatment alone completely satisfactory for their needs, such as a young professional with attention deficit issues, but for others the combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology provides the best results.

Indeed, sometimes adding medication to psychotherapy not only results in symptomatic improvement from the medication, but also helps clients become more present and active in therapy, learning new tools and techniques that would be difficult to acquire when overwhelmed by negative emotions. In this manner, medication treatment can enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

If you are seeing or going to see both a psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist at TMP, your team will collaborate closely with each other and you in order to achieve optimal results!

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Combination Treatment

In our experience, sometimes psychological problems respond more fully or rapidly to “combination therapy” or a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Choosing combination treatment is an individual decision that we may for example consider with clients whose depression or anxiety is interfering with activities of daily functioning such as sleep, concentration, or appetite. At other times, clients can be so overcome with negative emotions that they find it difficult to be present in psychotherapy or to cope with or take actions in their lives. In these situations, medication may help.

The choice to combine medication with psychotherapy is always up to the client. Such combination treatment can often produce substantive relief that allows a person to return more rapidly to a healthier level of functioning while helping a client becoming available for psychological growth and reflection. We sometimes use the analogy of medication as “training wheels” which may accelerate progress in psychotherapy. When used in this manner, medication temporarily alleviates severe negative emotions, freeing up mental space to develop more resilience and psychological flexibility.

After a certain amount of time, a client and their provider might decide to taper the medication and rely on the skills they have gained in psychotherapy to move forward and thrive. Other times, we maintain the medication at the same or lower dosage, as the client applies the techniques and wisdom gained in psychotherapy to pursue their personal values and goals.

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

-Albert Einstein

Book A Free Phone Consultation

TMP reserves a limited number of appointments for those using in-network insurance benefits. Please contact us directly to check your eligibility and the availability of these appointments.

We do not participate in Medicare nor Medicaid. If we cannot accommodate your in-network benefits and you have “out-of-network” benefits, we will help you, if you like, apply for reimbursement from your insurance company by providing you with a receipt that you can submit for out of network benefits.

Since every insurance plan is different, you may want to call your insurance company directly to ask how much you will be reimbursed for your visit. It might be helpful to supply the insurance company with the specific codes we use for our initial therapy visit (CPT code 90791) and for follow-up visits (CPT code 90834). For visits with our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, we use for our initial visit (CPT code 90792) and follow-up visits (CPT code 99214).

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Book A Free Phone Consultation

TMP reserves a limited number of appointments for those using in-network insurance benefits. Please contact us directly to check your eligibility and the availability of these appointments.

We do not participate in Medicare nor Medicaid. If we cannot accommodate your in-network benefits and you have “out-of-network” benefits, we will help you, if you like, apply for reimbursement from your insurance company by providing you with a receipt that you can submit for out of network benefits.

Since every insurance plan is different, you may want to call your insurance company directly to ask how much you will be reimbursed for your visit. It might be helpful to supply the insurance company with the specific codes we use for our initial therapy visit (CPT code 90791) and for follow-up visits (CPT code 90834). For visits with our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, we use for our initial visit (CPT code 90792) and follow-up visits (CPT code 99214).

free therapy phone cosultation