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HerpesNY!
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P.O Box 231463   
New YorkNY 10023
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Are You Struggling to Make Peace with a Herpes Diagnosis?
HerpesNY! provides a full range of consultation, counseling, and psychotherapy services for individuals who have received a herpes diagnosis and for their family members, other loved ones, and intimate partners.

The Emotional Challenges
Raised by the Herpes Virus
It is widely acknowledged that the emotional challenges of the herpes virus tend to be far more challenging than the physical ones.

In addition to practical matters in the areas of health, dating, and sexual intimacy, the herpes virus, for many individuals, serves as a "trigger" or precipitant for additional emotional or psychological reactions and responses. These reactions or responses may be experienced as more or less disabling to those diagnosed and to those closest to them.

HerpesNY! provides a full range of consultation, counseling, and psychotherapy services for individuals who have received a herpes diagnosis and for their family members, other loved ones, and intimate partners.

It is widely acknowledged that the emotional challenges of the herpes virus tend to be far more challenging than the physical ones.

In addition to practical matters in the areas of health, dating, and sexual intimacy, the herpes virus, for many individuals serves as a "trigger" or precipitant for additional emotional or psychological reactions and responses. These may be experienced as more or less disturbing to those diagnosed and to those closest to them.

HerpesNY! provides a full range of supportive and therapeutic services focusing on:

* Crisis Intervention and stabilization.
* Facilitation of healthy life adjustment.
* Resolution of old traumas that may have been reactivated.
* Resolution of relationship issues / building and strengthening healthy and supportive relationships.
* Developing and enjoying (or moving back into and reclaiming!) a truly healthy and thriving lifestyle.

Individual Counseling or Psychotherapy
Individual counseling or psychotherapy is initially the service of choice during the early phases of coming to terms with the herpes virus and its emotional and social implications. This is often supplemented, however, by couples or family counseling or psychotherapy - to the degree that other individuals may also have been affected by the herpes diagnosis.

Couples or Family Counseling or Psychotherapy
Couples counseling or psychotherapy is often indicated to address issues regarding trust, sexual intimacy, choices regarding health consciousness and future safety, and, in some instances, real or perceived infidelity. Couples counseling or psychotherapy may be indicated for couples who have been together for long periods of time or for those who have come together more recently. An individual who has been diagnosed with the herpes virus may request couples services to assist in negotiating herpes-related issues with former partners or with new ones.

Family counseling, including adolescents or children, may be indicated when an adolescent or child has been (regrettably) exposed to information regarding a parent or caregiver having received a herpes diagnosis - or when the individual who has been diagnosed is, themselves, an adolescent or child.

Group Counseling or Psychotherapy
Following initial stabilization, individuals who have been diagnosed with the herpes virus, or those who are closest to them, often receive great benefit from talking, within a safe and supportive environment, with others whose circumstances are similar.

Workshops and Educational Seminars
Workshops and educational seminars are offered to physician groups, mental health facilities, hospitals, and other interested community entities. Fees are negotiated based on the location and length of the workshop or semin
Bio:
Hi! My name is Frances Duggan and it is my privilege to be the founder and sole proprietor of HerpesNY!

I would like to partner with you - and with the people who are most important to you - as you move toward successful mastery of the herpes-related challenges that you now face.

I am a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) with over 25 years of combined experience in providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults (including senior adults) within public and private organizations and currently in private practice. I have worked extensively within both the mental health and addiction fields. As well as being well versed in regard to traditional (or mainstream) psychotherapy I have an enormous appreciation for alternative and complementary approaches to mental health care and possess training and experience in multiple alternative modalities - including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), SE (Somatic Experiencing), NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Brainspotting.

My particular strengths lie in the areas of trauma resolution, grief and loss, death and dying, and in non-pharmacological approaches to stress management and pain reduction.

The herpes virus is one that I have researched extensively and with which I am well acquainted. I am happy to offer you the benefits of my accumulated knowledge and experience.
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Education:
HerpesNY! Is a specialty practice located within a more mainstream psychotherapy practice in an attractive and confidential setting on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. All services are highly discreet and confidential.

HerpesNY! Welcomes individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, family compositions, and sexual orientations. Services are provided to individuals, couples, and families (including adolescents and children). Every consideration is given to cultural and developmental factors and all services are handicapped accessible.

Individual & Professional Consultation Services
Short-term consultation services are available for those who have been diagnosed with the herpes virus and for their family members, other loved ones, and intimate partners. Regular fees apply.

Consultation services regarding the emotional and social aspects of the herpes virus are available for physicians and other interested professionals. Regular fees apply. (Information is provided below regarding workshops and educational seminars.)
Payments Accepted:
Cash or Check
Hours:
Mon-Thur 9:00-9:00 Fri 9:00-6:00
Cost/Session:
$125/individual sessions; $65/group sessions
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