Douglas GoldschmidtCounselor, LCSWR
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that is typically characterized by a lack of impulse control, an inability to focus and pay attention, and hyperactivity. ADHD most commonly emerges in children and teens and can continue into adulthood. In fact, ADHD is the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in young people and sufferers often have trouble paying attention in school. ADHD must be diagnosed by a qualified clinician. In addition to medical interventions, seeing a mental health practitioner who specializes in the treatment of ADHD can help patients and their families better cope with many of the symptoms. Contact one of TherapyDen’s ADHD experts today.
Many people are struggling with overwhelm, anxiety, and fear. We can work together to uncover strengths, identify resources, and learn tools to help reduce suffering in the struggles of whatever life has on your table. With a willingess to receive focused care, direction, and input into your symptoms and struggles, we can build an increased sense of wellbeing and confidence.
Our experiences demand a witness to what we have gone through. I am committed to creating a warm, safe, trusting, caring, and non-judgmental space. This will allow you to be heard but also to challenge you to think or act differently. The systemic and biopsychosocial approach that I utilize will help you to better understand the impact your emotions have on your body and how your thoughts and feelings shape your relationships.
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to develop the skills to treat a broad range of needs. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, health concerns, aging, grief, concerns related to sexuality, sleep issues or work stress; I know that I have tools that will help.
Whether you are seeking help for yourself or your child, I use a collaborative approach to help you identify your needs and develop a plan to reach your goals. I've worked with a wide range of challenges and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, relational and social issues, as well as the unique difficulties of children and adolescents. I'm here to assist you and/or your child to develop the skills to feel better and more effective.
Every client is unique, and it is my job to assist you through a therapeutic process of transforming pain and other emotional distress into hope, strength, positive change, and achievement. I provide customized treatment to address patient needs through integrative mental health counseling. Common issues include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, identity development/issues, high performance, trauma, family conflict, co-parenting, and relationships.
I have experience in helping families and clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. My experience also holds many years in helping teens navigate their path to independence which at times can be exciting and challenging. The majority of my clients suffer from anxiety and depression. Treatment will be tailored to meet your unique needs. Reaching out takes courage and I look forward to assisting you to be in a better place.
Are you looking to make a change in your current day to day, do you feel overwhelmed with life responsibilities, are you going through a change in your current life, do you feel stuck and don't see an easy way out? I am licensed in the states of NY and CT, together we will work at viewing your struggles and creating a new narrative and life worth living based on your individualized goals and comfort levels. You will always be at the center of the work that we do together!!
I am naturally child-centered in my approach when working with clients whether it be via talk therapy or play therapy. This means I start the therapy process where you and your child are at. I believe that children will organically talk about their feelings when there is a strong therapeutic relationship.
My ideal client would be a person who is motivated to work collaboratively with me and who has confidence that they can make incredible positive changes through the counseling process. I specialize in addressing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, ADHD, learning disabilities, stuttering, addictions, and sexual and physical abuse.