Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW

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I have been immersed in the betterment of people’s mental health for the past 2 decades as a researcher, educator and practitioner. I offer psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy to individuals and couples in Riverdale , New York and on the video sessions. I bring a multi- faceted approach to therapy informed by my education and training ( see “credentials” above).  I  am a non- judgmental, open and well- trained clinician and I love what I do.

How I can help:    

Most people arrive in my office due to a major loss, change, trauma or setback. Underneath these circumstances is     usually an otherwise healthy   person who has lost their  way or is overcome by obstacles. Starting from a person’s strengths, however small, I help people develop steps to address problems they have in living.

People also arrive in my office with deeply felt emotions. Feelings of the heart, like the organ itself are central to who we are.  Feelings  impact and color everything and lead to how we think and behave.  Yet, deep emotion is often not consciously available ( especially in  hard times ) while  impacting the way we act in powerful ways. I focus on humanizing a person’s condition and gaining an understanding of a person’s internal life in order to affect their lives outside of the consultation room.

Many  of the people with whom I work with are highly accomplished and insightful but feel they could benefit from further self-reflection. Having a third ear and a confidential place for complicated thoughts and emotions can feel just right and add a deep sense of well-being. You don’t have to be going through a crisis or trauma to benefit from regular sessions.

What you can expect:  

I place great value on my role as an astute listener but at the same time I am an engaged therapist. I participate in a measured way and all according to a person’s  needs, pace  and process. I strive to provide respect, security and compassion while being real and authentic with people.

How long is the treatment ?  

The length of any given treatment is determined during sessions on an ongoing basis. Most people come in for at least 6 months to a year to achieve some kind of change or piece of mind. Individual sessions  are 45 minutes and regular treatment takes place on a once or twice a week basis.

Do you want to know more ?

For more information on availability or if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me by email at jrstr@me.com, phone, 917-362-3933 or text.  I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with people who are committed to changing and improving their lives.

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Riverdale NY