Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in New Paltz, NY

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Paul Houtkooper, LCSW

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Paul Houtkooper, LCSW
Are you struggling to feel like "yourself" again? Are you unable to feel settled, unable to keep up with your schedule or commitments? Are you feeling upset or more emotional for no apparent reason? Crises, be they large or small, disorient and leave us feeling uncertain, less able to rely upon and function like "ourselves." Growth and change are among the most positive and humanly adaptive qualities and yet the most uncertain and difficult experiences in life. At such times we want unbiased and reliable support to help restore our sense of self and help make positive choices for our lives.

I've found the most important predictor in effective treatment is a positive connection between a person and their therapist. I provide a caring approach, empathic attunement, collaborative support, psycho-educational skills training, and the belief that growth and change are possible.
With a background in the performing and production arts, I understand the importance of self-expression and the support needed to meet this challenge.

Population: adolescents, adults, couples, family, individuals, seniors
Specialty: anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, family, grief, group work, loss, marriage, panic, personal growth, personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship counseling, sexual orientation, social skills, spirituality, stress, trauma
Approach: client-centered, interpersonal, Jungian Therapy, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Psychoanalysis
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Educational Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Payments Accepted
Check, cash
Cost/Session:$120-$150 with a sliding scale
5 Academy Street
Additional Location
Upper West Side
New YorkNY 10024
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