Counseling and Therapists
Medication for mood, anxiety and attentional disorders is a tool to help improve function and ability to work on emotional problems. Medication should be prescribed in the smallest doses and carefully monitored after the individual is completely informed about how it will feel and what to expect.
New York, NY
I earned my MSW from New York University and went on to complete six years of postgraduate training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in Manhattan.
I have been active in the mental health field since 2005, having worked at CSEDNY, an intensive outpatient chemical addiction program, Saint Mark’s Place Institute for Mental Health, a community based outpatient mental health clinic and at the Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy division of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
My experience has encompassed working with children, adolescents and adults, individuals dealing with substance abuse and addiction issues, early trauma, PTSD, issues of sexual and gender identity and HIV and AIDS.
In addition, my previous career was in the fitness industry, which has allowed for a unique understanding of the mind/body connection as well as issues related to body dysmorphia, compulsive exercising and eating related disorders. Actually, it was my experience as a trainer that led me to social work as I invariably found that success with clients came from working from the ‘inside out’; that many of the obstacles we encounter in the physical world can be linked to negative self beliefs and reflexive ways of being that limit our strength and agency, both in body and spirit.
Identifying these patterns can be an important part of the therapeutic process and a stepping stone towards more control and fulfillment in all aspects of your life.
I am a psychotherapist who has been in private practice in NYC since 2002. My initial training was at New York University where I received my Masters Degree in Social Work. I am a graduate of the psychoanalytic training program at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. PPSC is a progressive analytic institute that melds the best of traditional and contemporary strains of psychoanalytic thought and my approach is informed by the values of openness and respect emphasized in my training at PPSC.
New York, NY
Feel Safe and Understood
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there are daily reminders that it’s not always safe to be yourself. Even though New York City is more open and accepting than most places in the country, it can still be hard.
Sexuality and Gender
How you identify in terms of your sexuality and gender is probably only one of the many things that make you the interesting and complex person you are today. The last thing you may want to have to do in therapy is explain your gender or sexuality. Of course, issues around gender or sexuality may come up, but chances are you don’t want either of them to be the main focus of the work.
There are a number of issues that are specific to our community, such as alternative relationship structures, gay parenting, and internalized and externalized homophobia and transphobia, to name a few. At Bloom, our clinicians work from a place of compassion and empathy as you work through whatever brings you to therapy.
Transgender and Gender Expansive Children, Tweens & Adolescents
Supporting your child or family member is a transition for everyone. At Bloom, our clinicians are specially trained to work with transgender and gender expansive children, tweens, and adolescents. We can also work with the whole family, as transitioning can be an adjustment for everyone.
While it may be easier today for some people to come out, we still live in a culture where it’s not necessarily easy or safe to come out in the first place. Needing to hide or keep part of yourself secret can create an environment ripe for fear, rejection, or sadness.
While some may be lucky enough to be loved and supported by their family, there are still those who can’t be fully open or transparent with everyone in their world. Having to live two or more separate lives can weigh on you after awhile. How can you be strong enough to live authentically, regardless of the consequences?
We are a client-centered, strength-based, confidential private practice.
If you are struggling with:
Anxiety or Depression
Feelings of being generally overwhelmed
Post college/early career decisions
Disordered eating or other self-harming behaviors
Managing changing life roles
Grief and loss
Family or life transitions
Fertility Issues and/or PCOS
We can help. Our therapists are affirming and also experienced in working with:
Alternative Life Styles
Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Individuals
New York, NY
I have an eclectic private practice with specialty interests in addictions and recovery, major mood disorders, PTSD and trauma. I offer compassionate supportive psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy and pharmacotherapy aimed at restoring motivation to change destructive and debilitating patterns. Treatment is goal-oriented and relevant to everyday life.
New York, NY
My name is Kevin and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. As a highly skilled and trained therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and groups, taking a collaborative approach to the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance use/misuse, and overall relationship issues. In addition, I have a special interest in working with the LGBT community. My approach draws upon Motivational, Psychodynamic and Interpersonal traditions. Subsequently, I believe what makes therapy most effective is the relational fit between the therapist and the client. I would describe myself as having an integrative approach, which varies and adapts to your unique needs, strengths, and goals for your therapy. I obtained my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in 2006. My undergraduate degree is from the University of California, Berkeley, where I studied Psychology. I have completed several post-graduate training programs including a psychodynamic/analytic program at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and a group psychotherapy training program from The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS). I have also had additional training in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. I am a member of both the National Association of Social Workers and the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
Suite 100 West Hollywood CA
Today you are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
West Hollywood, CA
Mr. Rick Edward Carter is a Marriage and Family Therapist based out of West Hollywood, California, and his medical specialization is Marriage & Family Therapy. He practices in West Hollywood, and has the professional credentials of MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist). The NPI Number for Mr. Rick Edward Carter is 1528198702 and he holds a License No. MFC38540 (California).