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.
Psychotherapy is an invaluable tool for LGBTQ-identified people. Affirmative therapy can help you improve your relationship with others and with yourself. My approach is extremely sensitive to the social stigma, and homo/bi/trans-phobia, that permeate our society and often complicate the life of those who so identify.
My practice has helped people with the coming-out process, medical and sexual health and behavior, and overall increasing of self-worth from the shame, judgment, and stigma that can sometimes plague the community.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
I work closely with both the person currently using/abusing drugs and alcohol, and the people whom are impacted by their loved one’s use. One size doesn’t fit all. Are you looking to abstain from all drugs and alcohol? Great. I can assist you with that. Are you looking to cut back your current use of alcohol, to eliminate the problems it’s creating in your life? Excellent. I can also help you figure that out.
I offer a self-empowering, comprehensive, and individualized approach, utilizing Integrative Harm Reduction and Motivational Enhancement Therapies.
Depression & Anxiety
Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Going through a loss, changing jobs, divorce, or other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, or nervous. These are normal reactions to life’s many stressors. However, you may feel you experience these feelings more often, even daily, and for no apparent reason. You may find that these feelings are making it more difficult to function in your daily life. If so, it may be time to seek a professional to explore your options for potential treatment. Both of these disorders are highly treatable, either alone or together.
My approach to treatment is specifically tailored to each of my clients, however, my treatment ‘lens’ is through a focused, integrated approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Psychotherapies.
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, NY
New York, NY
I am a Psychotherapist practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in New York and Florida. My office is located in Manhattan and convenient to all public transportation. I received my graduate training at New York University School of Social Work and post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in Manhattan. I have also received post-graduate training and supervision in couples and family therapy and cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques. I was awarded a Post-Master’s Certificate in “End of Life Care” from New York University School of Social Work and the Soros Open Society Institute.
My specialties include therapy for:
Gay Men’s Issues
Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues (Couples in Crisis)
Performing and Creative Artists
Depression and Low Confidence
Anxiety and Stress
Problems with Alcohol and Drug Use
Work Related Issues
Loss and Bereavement
People Living with HIV and AIDS
People Coping with Chronic and Life Threatening Illnesses
And more . . .
New York, NY
Change is never easy and you don’t have to do it alone. As a compassionate and experienced therapist, my goal is to work with you to start finding solutions and help you start feeling better. I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years and love what I do. I work hard to make sure that I am providing the best services I possibly can and take my training and self-care seriously.
I believe that it is important to work with someone who understands the specific challenges of identifying as LGBTQ and is familiar with the community at large. Not only is creating a safe, supportive environment important to me, but also knowing how to address the issues that you may be facing as an individual or as a couple.
I have experience helping people with a wide range of issues, including :
Exploring Same-sex Attraction/ Identification
Master of Social Work From NYU
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor
Certified Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Therapist
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Work with the NYU School of Social Work
Graduate of the Martha K Selig Institute
Over 13 years experience providing psychotherapy to people like you.
In addition, I have also led presentations for the AEDP Institute and the New York EFT community, I provide supervision for therapists and I help train therapists in these models. Before private practice, I worked as a therapist in the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services outpatient mental health clinic as a member of their LGBTQ treatment unit. In addition, I worked in Greenwich House’s AIDS Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Programs and developed a mental health program for college students studying abroad in Florence, Italy. With compassion, understanding and humor, I will work with you to help you build on your strengths and create change.
New York, NY
Psychotherapy is about transformation, change, and growth. It takes commitment and courage. Having someone you trust to guide you through the change process can make all the difference. A genuine and supportive therapeutic relationship can help you take an honest look at your feelings, your thoughts about yourself, and your relationships with others, removing the barriers to a healthy and fulfilled life. I would like to go on this journey with you. Together, we can address these obstacles to a happy and fulfilling life.
All are welcome in my practice, individuals of all genders and orientation, all races, faiths, and backgrounds!
I offer expertise in treating the LGBTQ+ community and have a special place in my heart for gay men’s health and well-being.