Licensed Psychoanalyst in Amagansett, NY
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Michael Jody
Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling with
Humor and Compassion
Harold McMahon Medical Center   
530 Montauk Highway, #201D   
AmagansettNY 11930
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Practice Information
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/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / 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
Licenses/Certifications
 Licensed Psychoanalyst (L.P.)
License Info
000386-1 NY
Education
(Licensed Psychoanalyst) The University of the State of New York Education Department & The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
New York University
University of Michigan
Payments Accepted
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