Wayne Gurnick, MS, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Below are seven key findings in over ninety studies of psychotherapy demonstrating the importance of therapist qualities. • There is a significant relationship between the therapeutic alliance and therapy outcome. • Therapists who provide empathy have better outcome. • Therapists who work toward a consensus and agreed upon set of goals with clients have a better outcome. • Therapists who are warmly accepting of their clients without conditions have a better outcome. • Therapists willing to share of their lives and are genuine and communicate their person to clients fare better. • Therapists who provide consistent feedback are more successful. • Therapists willing to accept responsibility in part when things do not go as planned have better outcome. (PsychologyToday)
Joseph Volpe, Ph.D.
Clinical and School Psychologist
Commack, Babylon, Roslyn Heights, Miller Place, New York 11764
We use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with children and adults. This is a scientifically-based and very successful method to treat anxiety, depression and many other conditions. This can help clients see how distortions in their picture of what's going on in their life can make them feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason. Behavior therapy helps people modify the connections between problematic situations and their habitual reactions to them.