Couple Family and Sex Therapy NYC

COUPLE FAMILY & SEX THERAPY NYC

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Gracie Landes, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist will work with you to build solutions that fit you when you have:

the desire to improve any aspect of your life •  trouble adjusting to a new situation or life transition • conflicts that keeps you from being closer to people you care about • anxiety, lack of information or embarrassment about sex • questions about relationships or sexual health...

and you want to work with someone who is dedicated to providing counseling that is brief, respectful and effective, and to discovering what works

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Are You Overwhelmed By Stress?

  • Does it feel as though there’s never enough time to complete all the tasks of the day?

  • Perhaps you're coming up against an important deadline at work, and you manage to stay calm and productive there, only to lose your cool at home with your family.

  • Or, perhaps heightened stress levels are impacting your ability to concentrate, feel stable or work toward your goals.

  • You may intend to devote time to healthy relaxation, such as exercise or meditation, only to return to poor coping mechanisms that don’t serve you physically or emotionally, like drinking, drug use, binge eating, excessive internet use or T.V. consumption, unhelpful outbursts and more.

  • Do you feel like your friends are avoiding you? You might feel like you continue to exhaust the same conversations with them, and more and more, asking them for advice doesn’t seem to help.

  • Do you wish you could slow down and catch your breath—if even just for a moment—and learn to how to relieve stress in healthy ways?

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Dealing with stress can be an isolating and confusing experience that eventually leads to physical discomforts, such as sweating, shaking, increased heart rate, headaches and digestion issues. When you’re unable to relax, everything from work performance and relationships to self-esteem and feelings of self-worth are affected. You may even be struggling to connect with loved ones or find meaning in life. Being in a state of constant distress can also fuel thoughts, emotions, behaviors and choices that keep you feeling on edge or withdrawn. Regardless of how your stress is manifesting, you may feel overwhelmed and exhausted and desperately crave a path toward relief.

Stress Is Very Common In Our Culture

If you’re feeling defeated by stress, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorder in the U.S., affecting approximately 18 percent of adults. With the increasing expectation to blend hectic schedules with high performance, it’s not surprising that an article published on April 17, 2017 in  New York Times Magazine described a New Age of Anxiety.

Although stress is something that affects everyone, if you are experiencing emotional and physical stress symptoms, such as lethargy, relationship issues, irritability, joint pain or an inability to concentrate, complete daily tasks or function well, it may be time to seek help. With the guidance of an experienced, empathic counselor, you can come to recognize and pursue a positive path forward.

Stress Treatment Can Provide You With Straight Forward, Practical, Effective Stress Management Strategies

Stress relief therapy can be highly useful and enrich your life in a variety of ways. Together, we can assess your inner strengths and external support system and embark on a plan of action that continues to draw from and build upon that foundation. I provide a warm, humane, hospitable environment for you to expel and process pent-up anxiety. Here, you are welcome to be completely and utterly yourself; I do not judge anyone's lifestyle, culture or identity.

Using simple exercises and concepts, you can increase self-awareness and become more accepting of your own thoughts, emotions, sensations and experiences. With my guidance and support, it’s possible to develop the ability to acknowledge and understand what comes your way and face challenges head on. In controlled and compassionate stress management counseling sessions, you can gain the insight needed to make positive choices that support your overall wellbeing.  

My approach is holistic, meaning we may also incorporate self-care practices, such as exercise, diet, Zen Buddhism, mindfulness and yoga, along with scientifically proven methods. There are several established ideas and techniques available to help regulate and alleviate stress. Ultimately, the ones that will be most effective work within the context of your personality, relationships and existing routines. Together, we’ll work toward lasting solutions that work for you. By systematically instilling healthy habits, it’s possible to become increasingly resilient and experience more joy, balance and energy in your day-to-day life.

You may still have questions or concerns about stress reduction therapy

I don’t think I’m ready for stress relief therapy. Are there resources that could help me relax in the meantime?

If you’ve been struggling with debilitating stress, you may find it difficult to seek out help and maybe even leave your house.

Below are some resources that have helped many of my clients:

These videos from the Mindfulness Mediation NY Collaborative provide an overview of the human stress response and how you can create your own relaxation response.

- This podcast with Richard Brown Ph. D. explains the benefits of breathing as a stress management strategy.  

- this article Find Your Meditation Style from Yoga Journal describes what types of meditation appeal to different personality types different 

-These MP3s are from the book The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems by Dr. Ron Siegel 

-These Mp3s are from the book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

 

I’ve sought out stress help before, and it wasn’t effective. How will working with you be different?

Your safety and comfort will always be at the forefront of our work, and you will determine the pace at which we progress. Throughout our work together, I will encourage your feedback and adapt our treatment as needed. My approach is solution-focused, down to earth and committed to results. I am trained in several modalities and techniques and ultimately use methods that are tailored to your wants and needs.

 

If stress is something everyone experiences, shouldn’t I be able to handle this on my own?

Although we all have to navigate and manage stress, most of us are never taught how to release stress from the body. Educating yourself on the ways in which stress manifests physically and developing tailor-made tools that reduce physical ailments can radically improve your life.  

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Experience Life Balance

If you have additional questions about stress and anxiety counseling or my practice located in New York, New York, I invite you to click to phone  orcall 1-917-238-0170, email gracie@sexrelationshipfamilytherapynyc.com or schedule an appointment. You can also read and subscribe to my blog on stress reduction. I offer in-office and remote online therapy options. My office is conveniently located, accessible from most subways (23 St. stop) PATH trains, Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal.

My CLIents SAY:

"I think through working with you, I've gained a deep understanding about true communication, how to negotiate conflict and boundaries, how to heal from past hurt, and how to work on my reactions...If I don't do meditation for too many days in a row, I'm suddenly more testy, quicker to react, etc. I think it's connected!"

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"You are truly a wonderful therapist. You know how to sit in the silence, how to move the conversation in a healthy direction and showed such a level of genuine empathy. Thank you for  everything."

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