Individual and Couples Therapy in Long Beach, New York
At some point in their life, many people will experience a challenge that affects their mental and emotional wellbeing. It may be a trauma, or feelings of anxiety or depression, or a relationship where communication is lacking, or a variety of other conditions that can affect a person’s happiness in life. When this happens, the psychologists at Long Island Psychology can help you get back on track.
Long Island Psychology is a local psychologist with therapy for adults, teens, seniors, and children. We offer treatments for an array of mental health conditions, relationship issues, and other therapy in Long Beach, New York. Contact us at (516) 732-0273 to learn more about Long Beach therapy and schedule an appointment with one of our psychologists.
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Long Island Psychology has two offices where we meet with our Long Beach patients. Our Rockville Centre office is a convenient drive from Long Beach, while our Garden City office provides another option if you work nearby.
We also offer the option to meet with a psychologist over video or phone. Our remote therapy in Long Beach makes it easy to care for your mental health even if you have a busy schedule since we can meet with you wherever you are through our online telehealth platform.
Our in person and telehealth therapy both provide a judgement free space where your psychologist is focused on helping you overcome your challenges and promote better mental wellness.
Mental Health Services We Offer for Individuals
Long Island Psychology is led by Dr. Marc Shulman and Anna Wertentheil who are experts in many of the mental health conditions that affect those living in Long Beach. Because they design a treatment plan around you as an individual instead of your diagnosis, they can help with any specific concerns.
Some of the conditions we most often treat include:
- Depression – Depression comes in many forms. Clinical depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder – all can leave you with intense hopelessness and apathy. We can help you reduce symptoms with mental and physical techniques.
- Anxiety – An anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions people in Long Beach face. We can guide you on ways to manage anxiety and minimize stress whether your anxiety is generalized or centered around certain triggers.
- Addiction – We work with patients experiencing drug addictions, gambling addictions, sex and pornography addictions, and more. We teach the skills and coping mechanisms you need to move away from addiction, and offer ongoing support to avoid a relapse.
- Women’s Issues – Women regularly cope with stresses and events specific to them. Our therapists can give support for women facing motherhood, stress from careers, abuse recovery, postpartum depression, and other issues.
- Life Transitions and Grief – Experiences like a new job or job loss, move, marriage, birth, or death can interrupt your daily routine and impact your mental health. We work with you to understand your specific struggles and design a positive treatment plan.
Our experience also includes a range of diverse populations and we continue to provide pediatric therapy, therapy for seniors, LGBTQ therapy, and more. We can work through challenges specific to your identity or more general conditions while taking your specific experiences into account.
Couples Therapy and Counseling in Long Beach
Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil are also trained in couples counseling. For relationships that are threatened by a breakdown in trust or communication or those couples that are already strong but want to establish an deeper bond, we provide:
- Marriage Counseling
- Pre-Marital Counseling
- Divorce Prevention
- Infidelity Counseling
- Mediation Counseling
We also offer relationship therapy for individuals with post-breakup counseling and singles counseling. This form of therapy offers guidance in understanding your past relationships and building healthier and more fulfilling relationships in the future.
Other Therapy Options – Resilience Training, Group Therapy, and More
In addition to private therapy sessions for individuals and couples, we also have a range of alternative solutions for promoting mental health and strong relationships with services like our resilience training and group therapy.
Our resilience training program helps participants develop the skills to more easily recover and grow after setbacks in their personal and professional lives. We work on skills like grit and psychological fitness to improve your overall well being.
Group therapy can address anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more. The benefit of working with a group is the built in support system participants develop while still receiving the guidance of a trained clinical psychologist.
About Long Island Psychology
Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Anna Wertentheil are clinical psychologists, meaning they have both completed years of education, training, and therapy experience. They unite this experience with compassionate and attentive focus on your mental health.
Recognizing the unique personalities and challenges of everyone we work with, we draw from various modalities to create a custom strategy for therapy. Common modalities include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dynamic Experiential Learning
- Gottman Method, and More
Because Dr. Shulman and Dr. Werentheil’s work spans a range of different conditions, demographics, and experiences, they can support you at every stage of the therapy process, revising the strategies they use as you grow. Since we also understand that you know your goals and obstacles best, we also empower you to take an active role in our approach to therapy.
Set Up an Appointment – Call Long Island Psychology Today
Working with a therapist at Long Island Psychology is one of the best ways to manage symptoms of a mental health condition, form more beneficial relationships, and improve your overall happiness. If you are ready to get started, or you have questions about Long Island Psychology or therapy in general, contact us today to speak with a member of our team.
FAQ About Long Beach Therapy
Q: What Is the Cost of Therapy?
A: Cost will depend on the type of therapy – individual or couples – and the length of each session. We encourage you to call us to discuss options specific to your needs and associated pricing.
Q: Do You Take Insurance?
A: We do not bill insurance directly, but are considered an out of network provider for many insurers. This means that your insurance company will often cover the cost of your treatment. Please contact your insurance for their process for submitting bills.
Q: Is There an Option for Evening and Weekend Appointments?
A: We do have a limited number of after hours appointments available for those who work during the day. Our remote therapy also makes it more convenient to meet with a therapist on your schedule from the comfort of your home or office.
Q: Are My Sessions Private and Confidential?
A: Yes, always. For in person and virtual appointments, we keep your diagnosis and anything we discuss confidential unless required by law to release it. If you need additional confidentiality, you also have the option to pay without going through insurance since some insurance companies will require a diagnosis.
Q: How Often Will I Meet with a Psychologist?
A: This is a decision made between you and your therapist as everyone has their own needs when it comes to therapy. Many of our clients will have more frequent appointments at first to establish the relationship with their therapist before dropping down to meetings every few weeks as they get a better handle on their mental health, but it is up to you. Your therapist can always provide advice on what they believe will be best in your case.
Q: Can I Choose Which Therapist I Work With?
A: Of course. You are welcome to choose whether you want to work with Dr. Shulman or Dr. Wertentheil based on what feels most comfortable for you. We can also discuss your particular challenges and goals to provide a recommendation if you are unsure.