All new patients receive up to a 15 minute complementary consult via telephone
My primary focus of treatment is trauma recovery, depression, and anxiety. I am EMDR trained and use an eclectic mix of approaches in the therapeutic process.
I am an open, nonjudgmental and compassionate listener who is an active participant in the therapy process. I look forward to supporting you as you identify your goals and start on your journey to a happier, healthier and more successful life. I believe therapy is about hope, and that it is an act of self-care. There are times in our lives when we experience pain and confusion and find that what we've been doing isn't working as well anymore. I believe individuals have the answers that are best for them. Those answers, however, are buried under the muck - the stuff of life that has accumulated over the years.
My training includes working with issues surrounding depression, anxiety, trauma, developmental disabilities, ADHD, impulse control, and various life adjustments. Insight alone is not sufficient to generate change. Lasting change comes from addressing core beliefs which originate in childhood.
I acknowledge that life is full of obstacles, as well as opportunities for healing and growth. If you are depressed, anxious, and feel alone, don't know what to do, or if you suffer from a difficult past, I can help. You're not alone. I engage in strengths-based, solution-focused person-centered work and use a variety of traditional mental health modalities.
Call (914) 713-5503. for scheduling.
David Shipper Mental Health Counselor PC
Trauma / PTSD