My therapeutic style is interactive, warm, and emotionally present. I utilize cutting-edge therapies, such as AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and IFS (Internal Family Systems therapy), so that my patients experience growth in real time. For more information, visit my website at GrowingWithTherapy.com.
I welcome adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, mood instability, and trauma. I am particularly attuned to the difficulties men face in understanding, experiencing, and expressing our emotions. I approach my work with compassion and warmth, along with deep respect for each individual’s experience and identities. I primarily use relational and psychodynamic modalities. This means I place an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, and collaborate with my clients to identify, explore, and change relationship and behavior patterns. I believe a therapist can be a “friendly mirror,” gently guiding us to see and accept all parts of ourselves.
My practice is deeply empathetic and intuitive, utilizes unique life experience and is rooted in the psychodynamic and attachment theory modalities. I also apply trauma-informed care, CBT, and other evidence-based practices, which allows clients to see real and actual positive changes in their lives. For me, process and progress go hand in hand.
Many of my clients feel uncomfortable or unsatisfied going through their daily lives, though they aren’t quite sure why. This generally manifests into anxiety or depression, feeling disconnected from themselves and others, and not being able to make change. I specialize in helping clients chart a course for enlightenment and self-improvement through conversations about past and current ways of navigating the world , along with building up psychological tools to handle life’s stressors.
As a psychodynamic, relational therapist, my goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable exploring the aspects of yourself that might be harder to reach. I view relationships through an attachment lens, observing how your formative experiences might be impacting your present, and empowering you to identify patterns that might be holding you back.
You have a lot of choices in selecting a therapist and psychologist. What’s different about me and my practice? (1) You’re getting an expert: I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, I completed advanced training in my postdoctoral fellowship, and I trained at prestigious institutions. (2) I am an internationally recognized scholar in psychotherapy research, personality assessment, and psychotherapy integration. (3) I have a number of specialty areas in my practice, including therapy for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties, as well as testing for Learning Disorders, ADHD, personality assessment, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.
Mr. Steven Herbst
Mr. Steven Herbst
Steve brings over 11 years of experience providing psychotherapy and bio/psycho-education in mental health clinics and substance abuse treatment centers. Steve has vast experience providing treatment to individuals of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. He has worked with individuals ranging in age from their late teens to geriatrics dealing with a wide array of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, agoraphobia, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Heartspace Therapy was founded to increase access to anti-oppressive therapy for diverse clients. We see ourselves as fierce social justice advocates and draw from our own experienced oppression to connect with and fully see YOU. We specialize in working with with people from diverse sexual and gender experiences, including LGBTQ+, HIV+, non-binary and gender-creative folx, sex workers, poly/CNM, BDSM/kink, and minor-attracted people, among others. We cherish the relationship with our clients and love them unconditionally. Your story matters and we are thrilled to witness your growth. Join Us in Celebrating YOU! We can’t wait to enter this Heartspace with you.
Are you feeling stuck? Ready to feel more peace? More joy? Ready to take the next step towards stronger relationships, self love, laughing more, and finding your sense of purpose? My intent as a therapist is to become a mirror, reflecting your deepest desires, life purpose, and the patterns that keep you from living your fullest life.
I utilize trauma- informed evidence-based practices that help the therapy move quickly such as EMDR and CBT helping you identify core beliefs and resolve inflexible patterns of thoughts- feelings- and behaviors. I look forward to connecting with you!
My approach to counseling is informed by multiple schools of thought including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Relational Psychotherapy. Integrating these philosophies enhances my ability to adapt to the unique needs of each individual, family, or group that I work with. My style is interactive, practical, and infused with sensitivity and a sense of humor.
Seeking therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. From acknowledging that you would like more support to searching for the right therapist for you, it takes time, effort, and courage to face your challenges and risk vulnerability. That is why I aim to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where you experience trust, safety, and comfort to bring your authentic self into the room. To be vulnerable and open as your true self without fear of judgment is to move towards freedom and expansion.
You are the center of your story and expert on your life. We will build upon and utilize your innate skills and strengths to better understand and work through your challenges.
I help individuals and couples rediscover intimacy and connection. I am a licensed psychotherapist based in New York and Texas and currently offer online therapy for individuals and couples. In working with me you can expect an approach that is non-judgmental and warm, yet direct. Ultimately I help people feel connected to themselves and others again. Virtual Appointments Only.
Real Talk Therapy
Real Talk Therapy
Finding the right therapist can feel daunting because it is crucial to find a good comfortable fit. Knowing this, we aim to create a strong therapeutic relationship with an emphasis on trust and acceptance. Our therapists bring unique interests, experience, and advanced training to support you in figuring out what’s working and what’s next for your life.
These are unusual and uncertain times. World events can leave us feeling powerless. Now more than ever connection is critical. Let’s join together and embrace our shared human experience. We hope that amidst the pain, confusion, and despair, our counselors can help you feel more awake and alive.
Dr. Peter Haugen
Dr. Peter Haugen
In my experience, few individuals come to therapy feeling that “typical” treatment categories adequately capture their difficulties, hopes, and fears.
Instead, the individuals I work with sometimes describe feeling preoccupied by aspects of important relationships, blocked in their ability to express themselves authentically, or lacking self-confidence. Initially, some may even have trouble finding the right words to describe the changes they’d like to make. Finding these words—the right words—to describe what’s wrong and what relief would look like is a central part of treatment.
Mary Ellen Kundrat
Mary Ellen Kundrat
Whether you’re just entering the workforce, struggling to juggle kids and a job, or nearing retirement, I can help you master your dreams and goals for the next stage of life. Together, we can discover what’s holding you back while crafting a new path to a happy future. I’ve been helping people navigate through pain & challenging life transitions for over 10 years. I’ve counseled men & women through all manner of life events. Everyone finds themselves at a crossroads at some point, and during these difficult times, it’s OK to ask for help. I’m here to listen and guide you through stressful situations that are draining your energy. Through our sessions together, we’ll get you unstuck and moving toward your life’s purpose. Remote only.
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