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Welcome to Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW

We believe that therapy can benefit everyone and our dynamic team of therapists work with you to take ownership of your life and your therapy. You’re in the driver’s seat and we’re honored to be along for the ride as a guide and support. We work with you to address your challenges and build on your existing strengths to overcome them. It doesn’t matter what your challenge is called, it’s about finding the solution that works for you.


“We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and we offer individual, couples, group, and online therapy.”

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Meet the Team

Our team of 35+ licensed therapists are here to make sure you get the consultation quickly and the appointment you need fast.

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

 


Psychotherapy Services

Our Psychotherapists specialize in a variety of issues, including:

Our Locations

We provide psychotherapy services in the following convenient Manhattan and Brooklyn locations:

Call us at
718.260.6462

to schedule a complimentary phone consult or to set up your initial appointment. Or fill out our contact form and we will get in touch with you,

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Category Archives: Psychotherapy

Therapy To Make Life Changes

therapist-best-nyc-brooklyn-for-planning-life-improvement-01There’s no doubt about it—change is difficult. Therapy is a great place to find support and success in making changes and achieving your goals. So why is therapy so helpful?

Collaboration and Support

Therapy is collaborative. You and your therapist work as a team to clarify and define your goals, come up with a plan of action, and identify both supports and obstacles to attaining your goals. Throughout the process, your therapist will be there to hold you accountable and to support you in problem-solving and learning from setbacks as they occur.

Effective Goal-Setting

psychotherapist-counseler-for-goal-setting-planning-new-york-02In addition to your therapist providing support and accountability, they can also help you to set goals in an effective way.  In order to make successful changes, we have to make sure that we are setting goals that are realistic. One strategy for coming up with goals is to use the SMART acronym. Below outlines the process of creating a SMART goal using the goal of increasing meditation as an example.

Specific:
Avoiding setting a goal that is too general. We are less likely to feel successful if our goal is too broad and the specifics of  who, what, where, and when aren’t answered.  For example, “My goal is to meditate more” is too broad and is setting us up for failure for a number of reasons.  So it’s important to answer some clarifying questions to help put us on the path for success:

  • Who is involved with this goal? I am involved and responsible for making time for meditation.
  • What exactly do I want to accomplish? I want to meditate three times a week.
  • Where can I accomplish my goal? I am most likely to meditate at home on my couch.
  • When can I accomplish my goal? I am usually exhausted after work, so I will meditate in the morning.

Measurable:
Set parameters so you are able to track progress and identify when you’ve achieved your goal. In addition to setting parameters, determine how you can track your progress.  Will you use an app on your phone? Your calendar?

Example: My goal is to meditate three times a week and I will mark the days in my planner. 

Attainable
While goals always include an element of challenge, we also want to make sure that it’s realistic. We don’t want to set a goal that is setting ourselves up for failure. Be realistic.

Example: Instead of “I am going to meditate every day for 30 minutes,” adjust it to something more realistic such as, “I am going to meditate three times a week for ten minutes.”  

Relevant
Make sure that your goal is consistent with more long term goals and values. This will impact your motivation and your ability to be successful.

Example: Setting a goal related to meditation supports my longer-term goals of practicing regular self-care and stress management techniques. 

Time-bound:
Set a time-frame with your goal. If we don’t have any urgency it’s hard to build up the motivation. It also gives the opportunity to evaluate. Set a time limit and then you can spend the time to reflect on the obstacles that got in your way and the supports that helped you to be successful.

Example: “I am going to meditate three times a week for one month.”

top-new-york-therapists-goal-setting-life-planning-03So, if we think about all of the above criteria, an effective SMART goal maybe: “My goal is to meditate three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) in the morning after breakfast for one month. I will keep track of my progress by making a check mark on my calendar.”

Creating SMART goals is one of many techniques that you can learn and practice with a therapist. While the decision to start therapy can be intimidating, it can support you on the path to make meaningful change. Call us today and start creating meaningful positive change in your life.

4 convenient locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Call today:

(718) 260-6462

How to Find the Best Therapist For YOU

how-choose-best-therapist-ny-nyc-brooklyn-01Finding the best therapist can be daunting. The decision to begin (or return to) therapy may already have been a challenging step, and now you are faced with the task of selecting the right therapist. We’re hoping we can lend a helping hand.

We always ask new clients if they’ve been in therapy before, and if so, we like to know what their experiences were like. Unfortunately, for some clients, an experience with the wrong therapist led them to stop therapy for a number of years. So why do people have bad experiences in therapy, and what can we do to avoid this? Here are some tips to consider as you embark on your journey to begin or revisit therapy:

Compatibility

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There is no cookie cutter version of a best therapist — we vary in countless ways. Not every therapist and their style is going to be right for every person, so it is important to both check in with your needs, as well as do some research of what is out there. Are you looking to find support with coping with anxiety, addressing issues with communication in relationships, or maintaining recovery from an eating disorder? Finding a therapist who’s specialities meet your needs is important. Additionally, finding the right therapeutic approach is a factor to consider. Do you want a therapist who is active and goal-oriented, or someone who is going to do a deep dive into your history? There are a lot of different therapeutic modalities, but doing a bit of research of what’s out there can go a long way in ensuring that you find the best fit therapist.

Be Okay With Walking Away

While challenging resistance and working through the discomfort of self-exploration is part of the therapeutic process, we also have to trust our intuition if we feel that the rapport and connection with the therapist is off. We often hear that people stay in therapeutic situations that don’t work for them because they feel bad “breaking up with their therapists.” We encourage clients to regularly give feedback and communicate when they feel that something isn’t working for them. While this may lead to positive change and growth with the therapist you are working with, it may also allow you to move on and work with someone who is a better fit.

Give Yourself Permission to Shop Around

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As nice as it would be to guarantee that you find the right fit on your first try, you may have to shop around until you feel like you’ve found somebody you’re truly comfortable with. When you’re picking a therapist, trust your gut. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable talking to them, or you don’t feel that they can help you accomplish your goals. If you get the sense that they aren’t the right fit, just tell them. Even if it’s scary, you’ll likely find that the therapist is more understanding than you think.

Ask for Referrals/Do Some Research

Another way to find a good therapist is to ask a friend or family member for a personal referral to somebody that was helpful to them. Sites like Psychology Today also have great resources to find quality therapists. There are plenty of therapists out there so don’t settle.

At Cobb Psychotherapy, we take pride in our ethical and professional psychotherapy services. Call one of our expert therapists today and receive a no obligation consultation.

Call Today: (718) 260-6462

How Do You Find the Best Psychotherapist in NYC or Brooklyn?

hot-find-best-psychotherapists-manhattan-brooklyn-01How do you find the best psychotherapist in NYC or Brooklyn? Finding a psychotherapist that meets your needs can be daunting. The decision to begin (or return to) therapy may already have been a challenging step, and now you are faced with the task of selecting the right therapist. We’re hoping we can lend a helping hand.

We always ask new clients if they’ve been in therapy before, and if so, we like to know what their experiences were like. Unfortunately, for some clients, an experience with the wrong therapist led them to stop therapy for a number of years. So why do people have bad experiences in therapy, and what can we do to avoid this? Here are some tips to consider as you embark on your journey to begin or revisit therapy:

Compatibility

top-nyc-pschotherapists-brooklyn-nyc-02There is no cookie cutter version of a therapist — we vary in countless ways. Not every therapist and their style is going to be right for every person, so it is important to both check in with your needs, as well as do some research of what is out there. Are you looking to find support with coping with anxiety, addressing issues with communication in relationships, or maintaining recovery from an eating disorder? Finding a therapist who’s specialities meet your needs is important. Additionally, finding the right therapeutic approach is a factor to consider. Do you want a therapist who is active and goal-oriented, or someone who is going to do a deep dive into your history? There are a lot of different therapeutic modalities, but doing a bit of research of what’s out there can go a long way in ensuring that you find the best fit therapist.

Be Okay With Walking Away

While challenging resistance and working through the discomfort of self-exploration is part of the therapeutic process, we also have to trust our intuition if we feel that the rapport and connection with the therapist is off. We often hear that people stay in therapeutic situations that don’t work for them because they feel bad “breaking up with their therapists.” We encourage clients to regularly give feedback and communicate when they feel that something isn’t working for them. While this may lead to positive change and growth with the therapist you are working with, it may also allow you to move on and work with someone who is a better fit.

Give Yourself Permission to Shop Around

top-nyc-psychotherapists-individual-group-couples-specialists-03As nice as it would be to guarantee that you find the right fit on your first try, you may have to shop around until you feel like you’ve found somebody you’re truly comfortable with.  When you’re picking a therapist, trust your gut. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable talking to them, or you don’t feel that they can help you accomplish your goals. If you get the sense that they aren’t the right fit, just tell them. Even if it’s scary, you’ll likely find that the therapist is more understanding than you think.

Ask for Referrals and Do Some Research

Another way to find a good therapist is to ask a friend or family member for a personal referral to somebody that was helpful to them. Sites like Psychology Today also have great resources to find quality therapists. There are plenty of therapists out there so don’t settle.

If you are seeking the best psychotherapy services in the NYC area, call Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW today at 718-260-6462 to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained professional therapists.

Whether you are seeking individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy or online therapy,  Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW will help you achieve your therapy goals.

For more information, visit our main website: www.CobbPsychotherapy.com