THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES
Families may need help when conflicts between family members become intractable, or when—during periods of transition—the usual ways family members have of getting along with each other no longer seem to be working and meeting their needs. At such times, family therapy can help enable family members to better understand and be more responsive to each other.
I work with two-parent as well as single-parent families, step-families and adoptive families, gay and lesbian families, and families with divorcing or divorced parents. In working with families, I focus on the problematic interactions that are most in need of change, and the relationships that are most in need of strengthening and repair. Sessions are scheduled according to the needs of the family.
My approach to families is based on Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). The goal of EFFT is to modify family relationships so that family members are more emotionally available and responsive to one another, feel secure in their attachment to each other, and are confident that their differences from one another can be respected.
Bruce Berman, Ph.D., Psychologist
211 West 56th St., Suite 34 D
New York, NY 10019
If you’re not sure you need therapy, you may want to schedule a consultation to discuss how or if it could help.
A consultation is also the best way to find out whether or not you would feel comfortable working with me as your therapist.
To schedule a consultation—or a regular appointment—feel free to call me at (212) 265-3594, or contact me via e-mail.
Bruce Berman, Psychologist