Searching for a psychotherapist can be challenging in the best of times and often it is not until a crisis happens that people begin their search. Stress can add to the difficulties associated with seeking out the best therapeutic relationship. This website has been created to help those who are hoping to find a qualified therapist.
Psychotherapy is a personal journey that is shared with the therapist. One way to help insure that a therapist is qualified to go on what may be the most rewarding trip someone takes is that they have had their own successful psychotherapy.
Most therapists are required to have at least a master's degree. In many states, therapists must now be licensed. Some post-graduate additional training in the field as well as an affiliation with professional membership organizations may also help to assure a clinician's competence.
Finding a therapist who is committed to your treatment with an end in sight is helpful. For both people involved the understanding of the process must involve the acknowledgment of a beginning, middle and an end.
Finally, it is important to find a therapist who is relatively convenient for you to get to, in good health, offers a comfortable, professional consulting room and who seems to be enjoying their work and life.
Jennifer A. Neely offers psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults in a private setting in Brooklyn Heights, NY. She has worked in the field for over a decade and is licensed by New York State as Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R). She holds a Master's degree from New York University's School of Social Work.
People who come to see her are oftentimes feeling despair from anxiety and depression. They find themselves asking questions like: "If I'm so successful, why am I so unhappy?" Ms. Neely listens. People continue in treatment after the initial crisis has passed to consolidate their mastery over their problem and to continue to grow. With specialized training and experience working with people in recovery from addiction Ms. Neely assists people feeling the distress associated with loving someone who abuses drugs or other substances as well. She helps people to restore their lives after enduring a trauma. Ms. Neely is an associate member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
She writes and lectures on creativity and trauma. She is committed to the belief that successful treatment need not be humorless.
For a complimentary consultation or to ask about a referral, please call Jennifer A. Neely, LCSW-R at: 212-242-0231.