Individual Mental Health and Relationship Counseling Services
More and more people are recognizing the importance of taking care of their mental health, but too few actually take the time to prioritize it. Hectic lifestyles, other commitments, and uncertainty about how to get started often keep people from starting the initial visits to a psychologist. Long Island Psychology wants to help you put your mental health first.
We are a leading local psychologist in Oyster Bay with services for individuals and couples. We use proven approaches to therapy and our own dedication to an individual focus where you feel heard and respected. With remote therapy options, we also make it easier to make mental health a priority. Make an appointment with one of our psychologists by calling us at (516) 732-0273.
Virtual and In Person Appointments Available
At Long Island Psychology, Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil help clients of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. We are based out of two local offices, one in Rockville Center and one in Garden City. Both are open, welcoming, and following Covid-19 protocols for your convenience and safety.
But we also know that fitting therapy into a busy lifestyle is already hard enough. Making the drive from Oyster Bay to our office makes it even more difficult.
This is why we also offer online appointments. You can meet virtually with a therapist over video chat or by phone. Telehealth still provides the personalized, patient-focused therapy you get with in person appointments, but can be done from your home, office, or while traveling, making it easier than ever to keep up your ongoing commitment to your mental wellbeing.
How We Help Individuals with Mental Wellbeing
Maintaining your mental health and feeling your best often means facing a variety of challenges. Various experiences and traumas can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unhealthy thought processes can become habit. There are also several mental health conditions that affect people living in Oyster Bay. Some of the issues we treat include:
- Anxiety Treatment – Worry and fear can easily hold you back. Our anxiety treatment in Oyster Bay offers solutions for disorders like panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD, and other challenges with anxiety.
- Depression Treatment – Depression is more than sadness. It is a sense of emptiness, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation that pervades your work, life, and relationships. We are experienced with many forms of depression and can help you shift to more positive thinking and coping mechanisms.
- PTSD Treatment – A form of anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder can develop after any type of trauma. Our psychotherapy can help you manage the symptoms – panic attacks and anxiety – and help reduce your reaction to triggers in the long term.
- Addiction Treatment – Addiction creates a mental compulsion to engage in behaviors like gambling or sex or consume substances like alcohol or drugs, leaving you feeling out of control of your own actions. We offer help with overcoming addiction in Oyster Bay with a positive approach that enables you to stop addictive behaviors.
- Grief and Loss Counseling – Loss of a loved one or friend can be devastating and leave you with feelings of depression. We assist you in coming to terms with the loss and learning to live beyond the sadness.
- Population Specific Therapy – Many groups experience their own mental health challenges and experiences. We work with seniors, children, women, the LGBTQ community, and others to address the specific difficulties you face as a member of these demographic groups.
Our psychology also does not require a specific diagnosis. Almost anyone can benefit from therapy to help reduce stress, promote wellbeing, and build healthier thought patterns and coping strategies. We build our approach around your specific concerns and can adapt therapy to your needs.
Relationship Therapy in Oyster Bay for Couples and Families
Long Island Psychology also provides couples counseling. Both Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil work with couples in all different stages of relationships. We can work with you to save a relationship, improve a relationship, or achieve other goals with:
- Marriage Counseling
- Pre-Marital Counseling
- Divorce Prevention
- Overcoming Infidelity
- Separation Mediation
- Break Up Counseling
We also offer family counseling in Oyster Bay. We can mediate family conflicts, provide support after adding or losing family members, and more. With experience in adult, adolescent, and pediatric therapy, we can work with all members of your family to build understanding and stronger bonds.
Other Mental Health Services
Many of our clients think of individual or couples counseling when they consider psychotherapy, but these are far from the only options available. As we strive to meet every mental health need, we offer a variety of other programs and resources at Long Island Psychology.
We have pioneered a resilience training program. Rather than working through a specific mental health condition, this program helps you cultivate skills like grit, stress management, and ability to grow after setbacks. It is a valuable program to help you prepare for and bounce back from the challenges in your life, whether they occur at work, personally, or in your relationships. Those who participate in our program come out feeling more content and better able to manage anxiety.
We also offer other group therapy options with a focus on anxiety, depression, relationships, and more. Many patients find they benefit from a group setting, either as a primary therapy method or alongside individual therapy. The group therapy provides peer support from others experiencing the same challenges in addition to guidance from a clinical psychologist.
About Long Island Psychology
As clinical psychologists, Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil have extensive education in talk therapy and the various modalities that often guide psychological treatments. They use your specific mental health or relationship goals, as well as ongoing input from you, to strategize treatment using approaches like:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dynamic Experiential Learning
- Positive Psychology, and More
Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil have both worked with people from all walks of life. We understand that everyone is different and brings their own unique experiences to therapy. We seek to meet your needs by prioritizing you and providing a judgement-free and empathetic place where you can work through your challenges.
Take the First Step in Improving Your Mental Wellbeing – Contact Us Today
If you are searching for a therapist in Oyster Bay, or even if you have just started to consider the benefits of psychotherapy, Long Island Psychology is a great place to get started. Our array of services enables us to meet all of your needs. Call today to speak to one of our psychologists and learn how our therapy can serve you.
FAQ About Therapy in Oyster Bay
Q: Are Your Services Confidential?
A: Yes, your therapy is entirely confidential whether it occurs in person or virtually. This includes any diagnosis or information exchanged during your therapy sessions. The only exception would be if we were required by law to release information.
Q: What Are the Rates for Therapy at Long Island Psychology?
A: Because we offer a range of different therapy services, the rates can vary. Individuals therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy all have different costs, and session length and frequency can further impact pricing. In order to confirm pricing for the services you need, please call us.
Q: What Insurances Do You Accept?
A: We do not bill insurance directly. Instead, we are considered “out of network” by many insurance companies and they may have a process through which they will reimburse you for care. You can find more information on this by contacting your insurer directly. You also have the option to pay in cash if you do not wish to report a diagnosis to your insurer.
Q: Which Psychologist Will Be the Best Fit for My Needs?
A: Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil are both extremely experienced, friendly, and dedicated to your mental health. If you do not have a sense already which one you would prefer to work with, we are happy to offer suggestions after learning a little more about your needs. Give us a call so we can start the discussion.
Q: What Should I Expect at My First Therapy Session?
A: Your first session will be all about getting to know you. We want to understand your challenges, goals, and any past experiences you have had with therapy, as well as answer your questions. From there, we can start to develop a treatment plan that is customized to your individuality. The first visit is also a chance for you to get to know your psychologist and make sure it feels like the right fit for you.
Q: My Schedule Is Busy – How Can I Fit Therapy In?
A: This is a common question among our patients. We aim to make it easier to keep your regular appointments with options like remote therapy and limited evening and weekend appointments. When you coordinate with your therapist, you will often find that there are possibilities for keeping therapy appointments in your busy schedule.