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Licensed Psychoanalyst in Amagansett, NY

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Michael Jody

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Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling with
Humor and Compassion
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
CARL JUNG (1875-1961)

HOW DOES TALK THERAPY WORK?
There is a writers’ saying: “How can I know what I think until I see what I say?” This is called shaping at the point of utterance. This principle applies powerfully to psychotherapy. Discussing your thoughts, feelings, emotions, conflicts and problems with another person is usually of great help. If that person is caring, professionally trained, smart, sensitive and objective, then talking with that person and exploring your difficulties and concerns can be of tremendous assistance.

Airing your thinking aloud with a professional, focused, detached and yet compassionate second ear, can help you to unpack your emotions, rethink chronic problems and worries, and live more consciously. It can give you clarity and allow you to see things in a new light. The next time you find yourself depressed; anxious; creatively blocked; in conflict with your mate or family or children; or engaging in an unhealthy behavior like reaching for a drink, fattening food, or a drug, you may be better able to comprehend why you are driven to do so, and make conscious some connections that were previously unconscious. What just happened to trigger the feeling or behavior? Why did it happen then? And most important: must it always happen like that or can you do something to prevent such deleterious behaviors from recurring?

Self-awareness and understanding are the necessary first steps to turning injurious behaviors around. Real change can only follow self-understanding. And it is such genuine
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Psychoanalyst (State)
Education/Training
(Licensed Psychoanalyst) The University of the State of New York Education Department & The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
New York University
University of Michigan
Memberships
Member: The American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member: The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
Member: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (Div39/APA)
Associate Member: National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)
Payments Accepted
Check, cash, credit cards
License:000386-1 NY
Location
Harold McMahon Medical Center
530 Montauk Highway, #201D
Additional Location
41 East 11th Street
Washington Square Institute, Suite 7
New YorkNY 10003
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