Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York



Helen N. Morris, LCSW

Address:

147 West 79th Street, #11B
New York, NY 10024

Address 2:

666 West End Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10024

Phone Numbers:

(212) 595-4868 (Office)
(917) 584-0514 (Cell)

E-mail:

Helenmb1@rcn.com

Modes of Treatment:

Individual, Group, Couples

Age Range of Patients:

17 to 85

Insurance Accepted:

In Network – United Behavioral Health, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, Optima All out of Network Plans

Fee Range:

$125 to $225 Fee is negotiable and based on income and insurance.

Specializations:

Alcohol and Drug Problems, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Caregiver Stress, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Separation and Mourning, Health Issues, Infertility, Interpersonal Issues, Personality Disorders, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress, Women’s Issues

Therapeutic Modalities:

I draw upon a wide range of training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis, mind-body integration practices, interpersonal neurobiology.

Additional Certification or Specialized Training:

Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy (three year post-masters training). Alcohol and Substance Abuse (one year post-masters program). The Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (one year post-masters program focusing on the treatment of Personality Disorders). Milton Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (two-year post-masters program), Four-year seminar with Dr. Daniel Siegel, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center that focused on latest brain science that fosters interactions into valuable brain-shaping modifications that develop relationship skills.

Memberships:

The Society of the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, The Society of the Masterson Institute, National Association of Social Workers, Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York, GAINS (Global Assn. for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies).

Personal Statement:

I am known to be a caring, empathic therapist who believes that healing, growth and change are possible through a psychotherapeutic relationship that takes each person's uniqueness into consideration. There is no "one size fits all". During more than twenty –five years of experience that began with traditional psychoanalytic training, I have had the opportunity to be exposed to various orientations to therapy. This has provided me with resources to impart to my clients who can benefit from having "tools" to deal with various feelings such as anger, grief, loneliness, fear, as well as physical illness, physical disabilities and other life challenges.

Many people struggle with a poor self-image and low self-esteem. In order to overcome feelings of inadequacy or the "trance of unworthiness", we can learn to choose actions that most likely will enhance self-esteem. One can do this by developing and deepening one's self awareness through being mindful of what one says and does and being clear about one's intention. My experience in teaching mindful practices and years of study with mindful practitioners has given me the roadmap for this work. I have found that gradually developing the willingness to step outside of one's comfort zone to make way for new experiences increases one's sense of efficacy.

In addition, my knowledge of the 12-step programs is of benefit to those in recovery from addictions.

My personal experience with extensive back surgery that changed the way I knew my physical self took me on a journey of "the new normal". This has been a gift in my understanding and curiosity of other people's journey of and the development of tools of recovery.

I would like to assist you in nurturing meaningful and compassionate connections within yourself and others.

Office Location:

Upper West Side, Manhattan