Counseling and Therapists

740 West End Avenue, Ste 1
New York, NY


Ann specializes in:

Post-traumatic Stress
Sexual Issues
Gay Relationships
Gay Parenting
Mid-life Issues

New York
New York, NY
New York
77 Broadway #7
Amityville, NY

141 E 55th #9B
New York, NY

Mr. Anthony Michael Diprima Jr., CSW, MSW, LCSW, MSW LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker specialist in Amityville, New York. He graduated in 1988, having over 29 years of diverse experience, especially in Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Anthony Michael Diprima accepts Medicare-approved amount as payment in full.

New York
Dynamics of Hope Consulting, Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, B.C.C.
342 Grand Ave.
Englewood, NJ

Dynamics of Hope Consulting, Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, B.C.C.
Counseling and Therapists

We all need the opportunity to reflect and discuss our life’s path. As your Mentor for Personal and Spiritual Transformation, I can help in achieving wholeness in all aspects of one’s life. A Mentor helps you explore your relationship with G!d, with other people, and yourself, to find the life path that is right for you. We will set clear goals and will have opportunities to use traditional and non-traditional resource materials to expand your spiritual knowledge and practice.

Our aim is to bring hope and healing when they seem to be elusive. Illness and crises often force people to examine their beliefs and to rethink their perspectives. Utilizing the richness of Jewish and other faith traditions – presence, prayer, meditation, study and community, we are a resource to assist people facing the Ultimate Questions of life.

How do you find meaning?
Where do you find inspiration?
How do you experience unwanted changes? How do you get through them?
Living with illness, and death.
Where is G!d in your life?
What are your growing edges?
How do you find comfort, release from stress, clarity for decision making?

Rafael Goldstein received his Doctorate in Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion in 2014. He was ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York in 1994, and is a Board Certified Chaplain with both Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains and the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is a Life and Spiritual Mentor and member of the International Federation of Coaches. He is the founder of Dynamics of Hope Consulting, which provides workshops for people living with serious illness, healthcare and social service professionals working with people living with serious illness or loss.

Rafael served as the Director of Clinical Services for the Center for Spirituality and Health of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Under his leadership at Mount Sinai, the department grew from just one chaplain and one priest to over 35 people, including chaplains, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervisors, CPE fellows, residents and interns and other staff. The number of people visited annually grew from under 1,000 to over 45,000 in 2015. Referrals from other health care professionals, especially nurses, grew from less than 100 annually to over 3,500. Under his leadership, the department went from being notably inadequate to to becoming known as one of the best in the country. Rafael participated in significant research in chaplaincy, wrote a peer reviewed article, participated in 3 other peer reviewed articles, and authored a chapter in a major textbook on chaplaincy.

Prior to New York, Rafael was in Phoenix, where he served as the Vice President for Jewish Affairs of Jewish Family and Children’s Service. He was the founding Director of the Center for Life Enrichment, which provided social service and counseling programs for the Jewish community. Before coming to Phoenix he was the Chaplain of the Jewish Community of San Diego for 7 years, and founding Chaplain of the Jewish Healing Center of San Diego. He served as the last Director of Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.

Rafael is currently teaching a course called Psalms in the Key of Healing, based on his Doctoral Project on the same topic, at Hebrew Union College in the Doctorate of Ministry Program. Rafael is the very-part-time rabbi of a very small congregation in Norwich, NY. He served as the part-time rabbi of Congregation Kolot, Irvine CA, an intimate Reform/Renewal congregation for over 9 years. A native of New Jersey, Rafael holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also earned a Master’s in Jewish Education and Solomon Schechter Principal’s Certification.

In 1994, he wrote Being a Blessing: 54 Ways You Can Help People Living With AIDS, published by Alef Design Group (1-800-BE-TORAH). He used to write a monthly “Healing Spirit” column for the Jewish News of Phoenix. A complete listing of articles can be found by Googling his name. In addition, he has compiled the largest, most comprehensive English and Hebrew prayer book for people living with illness, in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, and for volunteers.
Fenway Community Health
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

The services provided by Fenway Community Health in Boston include primary health care, specialty care (HIV/AIDS, obstetrics, gynecology, gerontology, podiatry and nutritional counseling), mental health and addictions services, complementary therapies (chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture), health promotion, violence prevention and recovery, family and parenting services, including alternative insemination. Fenway operates the nation’s first community-based HIV research program. The program has been conducting long-term epidemiological research since 1985. Fenway is one of eight sites in the US that was selected by the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases to recruit participants for the first clinical trials of an HIV vaccine. Fenway also conducts a variety of clinical drug trials in its medical department. In 1996, Fenway participated in the state’s first lesbian health services study and provided testimony at the national hearing on lesbian health research issues. In July of 2000, Fenway Community Health was named an HIV Prevention and Treatment Network (HPTN) site by the National Institutes of Health. Fenway Community Health is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. All physicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. Research affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Brown University Medical School.
Gonzalez, Ralph A., Positive Power Hypnotherapy
19 W 34th Street.
New York, NY

Positive Power Hypnotherapy uses a unique process that combines the conscious and subconscious to allow you to move forward in all areas of your life. Through hypnosis, we redesign your mind so that when negative thoughts arise, they are automatically replaced with positive ones.

Hypnotherapy is powerful, and we are achieving amazing results that will enable you to unleash your full potential and live happy, joyous, free and full of positive energy. Specializing in Performance Enhancement, Pain Management, Addiction Recovery, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Stress and Anxiety Management Hypnotherapy.

Providing Hypnotherapy services with offices conveniently located in NYC and Yonkers.
New York
Hartman, Eric D., L.C.S.W.
875 6th Avenue, Ste 1705
New York, NY

“I am a psychotherapist in full-time private practice in Midtown Manhattan. I work with individuals and couples in short- and long-term psychotherapy. My clinical education began at New York University where I earned a Master of Social Work degree in 2005. I earned an advanced practice doctorate in clinical social work from Rutgers University in 2016, where my research interests included the study of dissociation, embodied perception, and the phenomenology of non-normative gender and sexuality. I have a post-graduate certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and have also studied clinical hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and couples therapy. My clinical approach is relational/interpersonal, and I utilize integrative methods to tailor interventions to fit each individual treatment. I am fully licensed by the state of New York to practice independently, and I am certified as a field instructor for social work interns.” – Eric D. Hartman
New York
Howard, Ken L.C.S.W.
566 S San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Trusting a therapist well enough to call for an appointment and enter a professional relationship with me takes courage, and I honor and respect the need to know something about me before taking that kind of step. Well, first, I’m a licensed psychotherapist who identifies as openly gay and openly HIV-positive. I say that because for over 15 years I have specialized in working with gay men and people with HIV, though of course I am happy to work with many different kinds of people. My job is to help gay men and others improve their health, quality of life, and personal growth by helping them overcome barriers and achieve personal goals. I’ve been licensed in California since 1997, and have been doing this work full-time since 1992. I’m also the author of a book, and number of articles and columns (see the tab above for those, elsewhere on this website), and I give workshops as a public speaker. I also do consulting work to organizations and the media on gay mens’ issues.
Jarratt, Kent CSW, ACSW
875 Sizth Avenue #1705
New York, NY

“I am a licensed clinical social worker and Ericksonian hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience helping individuals and couples discover and tap into their unconscious resources in order to change their lives. Hypnosis can be used for a whole range of problems.

I specialize in hypnosis and psychotherapy for problems such as: substance use, smoking cessation, stress reduction, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, fear of flying, nail biting, eating disorders such as binge eating, weight management, and bulimia. Public speaking and performance anxiety are also prominent in the list of challenges that I help people with.

I also do medical hypnosis and work with issues such as anxiety around medical procedures and surgeries (pre-op and post-op); tinnitus; teeth grinding, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), as well as living with chronic illness.

My approach is flexible and eclectic, and I adapt the treatment plan to each individual. I enjoy helping clients from all walks of life and have worked extensively within the LGBT community. I hold clinical licenses in both New York and New Jersey, and am board certified by the National Association of Social Workers.

In addition to working directly with clients, I provide professional training, clinical supervision and consultations to agencies and individual therapists. Other experiences include: former President of the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH), where I continue to teach in their 100-hour intensive training program; Former Director of Hypnotherapy Services for The National Institute for the Psychotherapies; Greta Singer Memorial Lecturer at Monmouth University (2011); and adjunct faculty for both graduate schools of Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College/CUNY. I have also served as a Field Instructor for Columbia, NYU, Fordham, and Yeshiva.

I am an Accredited Teacher of T’ai Chi Chih®, a non-martial arts form of T’ai Chi. T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation, also described as Joy Thru Movement.” – Kent Jarratt
New York
New York, NY

I provide focused, inter-active psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I have been in practice for 30 years and have varied experience with the full array of emotional and inter-personal conflicts that many people suffer with. I work with you to achieve optimal functioning based on the insight derived frm our work together.

In my couple’s treatment I follow the John Gottman Research-Based approach to relationship problems. These are tried and true techniques based on many years of research into these methods.

My practice is also sensitive to the unigue problems associated with aging and gay lifestyles.

I also have experience in geriatric care management and can advise and provide appropriate referrals regarding entitelements as well as veterans benefits.

212 645-3952
New York