Initial Therapy Consultation Forms

To minimize paperwork at our initial consultation, please review, print, and sign the forms below and bring them with you to the consultation.  You may also refer back to these forms at any time for information regarding my policies as well as your rights and responsibilities.

Adult History and Checklist of Concerns

Psychotherapist-Patient Services Agreement

Patient Acknowledgement

Informed Consent Checklist for Telepsychology Services

Please read my Notice of Privacy Practices to ensure that you are familiar with how psychological and medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Please complete a Release of Information form if you would like me to be able to consult with your other clinicians/providers regarding your treatment (for example, psychiatrists, former therapists, physicians, school personnel, agency representatives).

Release of Information Form

Articles of Interest

We’re All Coping with So Many Collective Traumas at Work Right Now
What is Toxic Positivity? Why It’s OK to Not Be OK Right Now 
What to Do When the Future Feels Helpless
How to Cope When Everything Keeps Changing
How to Heal the “Mass Trauma” of COVID-19
The Innocuous Shortcut That’s Making Things Worse
The Science of Why COVID Made You Antisocial, and 8 Ideas to Help You Start to Reconnect
Trauma is Probably the Reason You’re So Tired Right Now
6 Sneaky Signs You’re Experiencing Ongoing Trauma from the Pandemic 

Children and Parenting
Parenting Coach Reveals What to Say to Toddlers to Stop Them Hitting You
Why Failure is Your Child’s Best Tool 
9 Ways to Support a Child with Anxiety
Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children with A.D.H.D.
“Nice Try!” Is Not Enough
For a Child With Learning Differences, Making Home a Safe Harbor
Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively
Which Came First? The Behavior Problems, or the Poor Sleep?
How to Tell If Your Child Needs Therapy
How to Help Your Child Succeed at School
Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems
What Parents Can Learn from Simone Biles Walking Away

Emotional Well-Being and Regulation
Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your “Tiny t” Traumas
A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Beat Imposter Syndrome Once and For All
Signs of Panic Attacks and 6 Ways to Handle Them at Work
Uncertainty Is at the Root of All Anxiety. A Neuropsychologist Explains How to Master Living with It
A Knockout Technique for Achieving More Happiness
Why We Should be Aiming for Quiet Contentment Rather Than Happiness 
Perfectionists Need to Embrace Failure
Want to Thrive? First, Learn to Fail
What We Gain From a Good Enough Life
Why a “Good Enough Job” May Be Better Than a Dream Job
When Stressed, We “Catastrophize”–But We Can Learn to Calm Our Irrational Fears
Feeling Sensations, Including Ones Connected to Sadness, May Be Key to Depression Recovery 
The Upside of Anxiety
Are You Actually “So Busy,” or Is It “Toxic Productivity?”
To Be Happier, Do One Creative Thing Every Day
Scientific Argument Against Making Weekend Plans
It’s Possible to Teach Yourself to Be More Optimistic
The Rationality of Rage
The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking
Worried? You’re Not Alone
Here’s the Most Effective Way to Say No to Things You Don’t Want to Do
Why You Should Learn to Say “No” More Often
Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones
How to Build Resilience in Midlife
Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself
Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here’s How to Quit Worrying
Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out
How Small Habits Can Lead to Big Changes
How to Be More Optimistic
Go Ahead and Fail
Don’t Wish for Happiness. Work for It.
The Smartest People Use a Simple Model and These 6 Phrases to Say “No” When They Need to
My Therapist Was Right About Uncertainty

Sleep Difficulties
How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking at Bedtime
How to Fall Asleep Faster
Online Therapy for Insomnia
To Stick to a Bedtime, Think of Sleep Like Exercise
6 Sleep Experts on What to Do When You Worry Yourself Awake
“Revenge Bedtime Procrastination” Could Be Robbing You of Precious Sleep Time

Mindfulness and Controlled Breathing
The Benefits of Controlled Breathing
In Mindfulness, a Method to Sharpen Focus and Open Minds
How to be Mindful When You Are Angry
Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)

Americans and Nutritionists Disagree About What’s Healthy
Why Nutrition News Contradicts Itself
Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic
After “The Biggest Loser,” Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

How to Deal with an Effort Imbalance in Your Friendship
Why People Stay in Unhappy Relationships
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person
So You’re Not Desirable…
How to Be More Vulnerable in Your Relationship (Even if it Scares You)

Social Media
A Psychologist Teaches You How To See Beyond the Media’s “Illusory Truth” Problem 
Yes, Quitting Facebook May Make You Happier
Is Social Media Disconnecting Us From the Big Picture?
Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

The Therapeutic Relationship
Feeling Seen & Safe: Is Your Therapist the Right Fit for You?
Why Won’t My Therapist Just Tell Me What to Do?
How to Tell Your Boss You Need to Go to Therapy During Work Hours
Why Is Therapy So Expensive?
How to Find the Right Therapist for You
Why Do Therapists Charge Cancellation Fees?

Life Transitions/Developmental Changes
The One-Size-Fits-All Narrative of Your 20s Needs to Change
The Surprising Thing That Helps You Cope With Change


Addiction and Recovery
Addictions: American Psychological Association
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Center for Internet Addiction
SAMHSA Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA Treatment and Recovery
SMART Recovery

Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Anxiety: American Psychological Association
Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): NIMH
Panic Disorder: Answers to Your Questions
Social Anxiety Support

Associations and Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Institute of Mental Health
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA: Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: NIMH
Cogmed: Working Memory Training
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
NYU Summer Program for Kids with ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Children with Special Needs
Advocates for Children
NYU Summer Program for Kids with ADHD
The Quad Manhattan: Services for Twice Exceptional Children

Depression and Mood Disorders
Understanding Depression: APA
Bipolar Disorder: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Depression
Depression and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Controversial Issues for the Future DSM-V
ICD-10 Codes

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
National Center for PTSD
Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy
Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma
Psychodynamic Treatment for PTSD

Eating Disorders
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journals and Magazines
Psychology Today
Psych Central

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions:
Medications: FDA
Medications: PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference)

Personality Disorders Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders: Focus Adolescent Services
Personality Disorder Institute: Weill/Cornell University

Efficacy of Psychotherapy
Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis – The New York Times
Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia – The New York Times

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA: Suicide Prevention
SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Women’s Mental Health Resources
Center for Reproductive Psychology
Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.
Postpartum Support International
Seleni Institute

Additional Mental Health Resources
NYU Child Study Center
Child Mind Institute

Note: Not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the listed sites.

Services Offered

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.

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Dr. Saltzman is a member
of the WMHC:

Women’s Mental Health Consortium of NYC

Treatment Process

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

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For Appointment

Lee H. Saltzman, Psy.D. PC
Midtown Manhattan Office:
353 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Office #4
New York, NY 10016

icon-phone 646-319-7498
icon-mail [email protected]

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