Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness hosts a diverse team of clinicians, we consider ourselves integrative therapists. We offer a combination of using skills, strategies, and tools to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors, as well as, looking at how past experiences may influence current relationship and behavior patterns.   

Our team includes New York State licensed clinical psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers. We integrate several psychological theories into our work, so this page is all about learning some of the primary technical approaches used by our therapists.  If you are particularly interested in one or more of these types of therapy, contact us today.  

Read on to learn more about:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Relapse Prevention

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (Thoughts, Feelings, Behavior Management)

Learn new skills, take new perspectives, and challenge the beliefs that hold you back.  

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is one of the most well researched and supported modalities of psychotherapy available for treating mental health issues. One can find thousands of research studies that support using CBT to treat anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, obsessiveness, insomnia, and more.  

CBT therapists focus on three things: thoughts, feelings, and actions.  Your mind and body are inseparably connected, which means that your thoughts, feelings, and actions are always interacting with one another. By making specific changes in one area, the others will almost certainly change in turn. CBT therapists tend to assign “practice or homework” or self-experiments to practice between sessions to help increase your progress. CBT treatment can be time-limited with components of realistic goal setting and strategies to increase motivation to change. 

If you are interested in working with one of our CBT therapists, contact us today! 

Psychodynamic Therapy (Develop Insight and Awareness)

Unlock the unconscious, rediscover the past, and find freedom in the present.

Psychodynamic therapy is based on practices that were developed at the very foundation of psychotherapy as a treatment, and it continues to be one of the most effective options for addressing common issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.  

Therapists who practice psychodynamic therapy focus on helping you build insight and awareness about how past experiences may have affect current relationship and behavior patterns. Much of the work involves noticing and understanding both conscious and unconscious parts of yourself – emotional reactions, desires, impulses, and personality quirks. Additionally, psychodynamic therapists tend to focus on the past as a way to identify patterns in relationships and themes throughout your life story.  

If you are interested in working with one of our Psychodynamic therapists, contact us today! 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Identify your values, pursue your goals, and focus on the present moment.  

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, is a new and popular form of CBT that integrates multiple theories of psychological practice as well as Buddhist traditions.  ACT is incredibly effective for addressing traditional reasons for seeking therapy, such as depression and anxiety, as well as for helping people find direction and purpose in life.  

Therapists who use ACT work to help you embrace or accept the unchangeable, learn to use mindfulness and self-awareness, and live in a way that is consistent with your true values.  ACT therapists also work to teach you to think flexibly so that you are better prepared for future challenges that come your way.  

If you are interested in working with one of our ACT therapists, contact us today! 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Learn to balance reason and emotion, play well with others, and have a life worth living.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is another form of CBT that was specifically designed for people who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and or struggle with suicidality. DBT is multifaceted and intensive, as it incorporates individual therapy, skills training, group therapy, and more frequent access to the therapist.  

Therapists who use DBT help clients make better, healthier choices by balancing irrational (or emotional) thinking with rational (or logical) thinking.  The term dialectical also highlights the focus on language use, interpersonal effectiveness, and general communication skills. 

If you are interested in working with one of our DBT therapists, contact us today! 

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Access your neurobiology to process unprocessed trauma.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a method of therapy designed to help people process and recover from trauma.  Therapists must be specially certified and trained to work using EMDR, and so not many practices can offer it (but we do!).  

EMDR looks a bit different from most therapy, as the therapist will often instruct you to focus on a moving object (e.g., a light or their hand) at specific parts of your meetings.  This is known as “bilateral stimulation,” which activates the nerves and muscles in your visual system as you process traumatic information. This helps you work through thoughts and feelings in ways that allow your brain to rewire and restore itself.  

If you are interested in working with one of our EMDR therapists, contact us today! 

Relapse Prevention

Avoid old unhealthy habits and enjoy a healthy future.  

Relapse Prevention is another form of CBT that focuses primarily on helping clients who struggle with alcohol or other substance abuse, addictions, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and other habit-driven issues. Relapse Prevention is often integrated into other forms of therapy, although some therapists practice it exclusively in their treatment.  

Therapists who practice Relapse Prevention work on helping you deal with cravings and urges, use healthy coping skills, and avoid high-risk situations where relapse is likely to occur.  They also help you move forward and re-strategize after a relapse has happened, as relapse is often an expected part of recovery.  

If you are interested in working with one of our Relapse Prevention therapists, contact us today! 

Interested?  Let’s Talk!

Interested in signing up for your first session?  Don’t wait – we would love to hear from you!  

We work with adults from all over New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey City, and beyond.  Our treatment services cover a range of issues, such as:

  • Therapy for Anxiety and Panic
  • Therapy for Relationship Issues
  • Therapy for Depression
  • Therapy for Trauma and PTSD
  • Therapy for Grief and Loss
  • Couple’s Counseling 
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community

Would you like to learn more about usLet’s Talk Psychological Wellness was founded by Dr. Nathilee Caldeira and is home to a diverse team of outstanding experts and compassionate caregivers.  Our service providers also come from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities.  

If you have questions or would like further information, we’d love to help.  Contact us today to get connected with a member of our team.   

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153 W 27th Street Suite 300, New York City, NY

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