The PTCNY membership represents a very wide spectrum of professional psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic expertise.
In addition to maintaining professional practices in group therapy, adolescents, depression, phobias, psychoanalysis, women's issues and many others, our members actively share their experiences, insights, and important advances through their writings and essays.
This is their forum and we invite you to follow their contributions. Expect to find here not only professional material but the occasional illuminating essay or poem as well.
Many of our member contributors open their submissions to public commentary so please feel free to explore, consider, and join in the discussion.
Life in Uncertain Times By Wendy Freund, MSEd., LCSW
PTCNY member, Wendy Freund, LCSW, has written a thoughtful essay that discusses our current unprecedented times. She writes in an artful way as to how so many of us feel and how psychotherapy can help us through these very difficult times. Read the full article here.
Virtual Therapy is Here. Is it Helping or Hurting You?
We at PTCNY are a team of psychotherapists. We also are fortunate that our talented website developer, Gary Osius, has been working with our group since its inception and has taken a keen interest in our work. We consider him one of our team members!
He recently penned the article below and we are very pleased to include it in our articles. Read and comment on the article here.
Forgiveness: Yes? No? Maybe? By Mary Anne Cohen The topic of forgiveness is quite controversial in the mental health field. We are all inculcated by the quote, as Robin Halpern reminded me, "To err is human, to forgive divine." This article explores how therapists can address the topic of forgiveness with their patients. Read the article here.
Mary Anne Cohen is Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders. Her third book Treating the Eating Disorder Self: A Comprehensive Model for the Social Work Therapist was recently published by The National Association of Social Work Press. You can read a sample chapter of her latest book atTreating the Eating Disorder Self and visit Mary Anne atemotionaleating.org
Illustration: Kim Ryu
Teletherapy — Is It Becoming the New Normal for Psychotherapy? And Is That A Good Thing? The Covid-19 virus has prompted some fundamental changes in the way we deliver mental health care. The adoption of teletherapy is a prime example of this change.