My NYC Psychotherapy Approach
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative in that I use a variety of therapeutic orientations to understand my clients’ emotional or behavioral challenges and to develop effective treatment strategies. I work together with you to determine what strategies will be most helpful to meet your specific goals by drawing upon relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other modalities. I find that this approach offers the most flexibility to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each individual.
I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership in which we are both active participants in the work. This means that during sessions, I am an active listener who engages with you to clarify and understand your particular experiences, perspective, and needs, and to help determine the changes you can make to address your concerns. I recognize that changing one’s behavior or mind set can be difficult, and together we will work to identify obstacles to your progress and how to overcome them.
My clients and colleagues describe me as a warm, empathic, and grounded person who creates a safe and comfortable space to address personal challenges. I make every effort to create a non-judgmental atmosphere and to work at a pace that feels right for you.
I address issues that affect people from childhood through adulthood, and I currently work with a significant population of adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Services include individual, couples and family psychotherapy, and parent counseling. I also offer referrals to psychiatrists in cases where psychopharmacology might be helpful to manage symptoms.
Dr. Saltzman is a member
of the WMHC:
Women’s Mental Health Consortium of NYC
How Often Will We Meet? Depending on your needs and availability, sessions are either weekly or twice weekly. In my experience, the success of therapy is strongly related to the client’s commitment to and investment in working on a consistent and regular basis; therefore, I generally do not offer therapy less frequently than once a