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What is Adoption Competent Therapy?

Image of a mixed race family with two black parents who adopted a young girl. The family would benefit from working with an adoption competent therapist on Long Island.

Adoption has lifelong effects on individuals and families who experience it—lifelong positive and negative effects that can impact the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of adoptees and the families adopting them. Since challenges can arise at any life stage after adoption, adoptive families should consider seeing an adoption-competent therapist, such as our very own Ann Marie […]

Understanding Self-Harm

Zoomed in image of a man and a woman holding one another's hands in a supportive and comforting gesture. Understanding self-harm with the support of a DBT therapist can help individuals, couples, teens, and their families!

Understanding self-harm behavior can be complex. It can be hard to comprehend why people self-harm, and it can be incredibly upsetting if it’s your loved one. Naturally, we want to understand why. Why do people hurt themselves? While we understandably want these behaviors to stop, they’re not always straightforward. It takes time to learn the […]

Overcoming Anxiety Might Be Easier Than You Think

A sneak peak at a session between a trauma therapist in NYC and her client. The image is cropped, so no faces are seen.

In many cases, everyday stressors, anxiety disorders, and traumatic experiences can result in unregulated emotions and negative, intrusive thoughts. In turn, many people may fall into habitual cycles of impulsive behaviors or addictions in attempts to relieve anxiety symptoms. Professionally led mental and behavioral health therapies, not these unhelpful habits, are the key to true […]