New York Psychotherapist - Counseling in Manhattan and Westchester
Psychotherapy in White Plains and New York City by licensed psychologist and mental health counselor, Robert M. Fraum, Ph. D. His solution-focused approach to individual treatment combines psychodynamic and interpersonal therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy and coaching. He provides brief individual psychotherapy for symptom relief and behavioral change as well as traditional insight-oriented psychotherapy for personal growth. Dr. Fraum treats psychological symptoms and conditions like anxiety, depression, rage reactions, phobias, panic, and OCD. He helps clients to overcome emotional reactions and behaviors that impact personal, familial and professional functioning. His individual psychology services include stress and anger management counseling as well as executive coaching. He treats problems with anger in intimate and family relationships as well as anger management in the workplace issues. Dr. Fraum's practical approach to marriage counseling includes communication, relationship, and conflict management coaching.
As a New York psychoanalyst and licensed clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and counselor I have been providing counseling services in Westchester, New York City, therapy and mental health counseling in the greater NY metropolitan area for over 20 years. I am here for you should you choose to seek the help of a professional counselor, and my website should help inform and assist you in finding and choosing the best psychologist, counselor, psychotherapist in New York, or perhaps a psychiatrist for your particular needs.
Please read through this page, browse around my website to learn about my psychotherapy and counseling services in Manhattan and Westchester, New York. Browse psychological issues and psychology topics of particular interest or don't hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have questions. If you would like to set up an appointment, my contact details appear at the top and bottom of every page.
I return calls promptly and offer convenient scheduling at my midtown Manhattan psychotherapist practice, convenient to Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. I also provide counseling and therapy in White Plains, NY, convenient to the Bronx, Connecticut, Rockland and northern New Jersey. My Greenwich psychotherapy practice is convenient to Fairfield county and Stamford and my counseling services in both New York and Connecticut include CBT by a licensed psychologist, Anger Management Counseling, Stress Management Therapy, Treatment for Depression, Family and Teen Therapy as well as Marital Counseling and Couples Therapy.
Why Use Professional Psychotherapy and Counseling Services?
Diagnosing and resolving upsetting symptoms, psychological conditions and problematic habits can often be difficult on your own.
Friends and family, a husband or wife, siblings or coworkers may be too involved personally to maintain the necessary objectivity to provide the clarity and support you need. Relationships are essential for human beings to grow and thrive. However, a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and counselor with professional training and experience can provide the skills and attention to focus entirely on you and your particular needs.
Through active listening and careful analysis, I come to understand you and the landscape of your life. Sharing in your experience of your life past and present, I use my training and clinical experience to identify specific psychological issues that hinder you or limit you individually. I also specialize in marriage counseling, couples and family therapy.
Together we identify where you may be stuck or lost. I help you to understand problems and identify opportunities to improve things so you can cope, grow, thrive and achieve your goals.
Dealing with stressful situations, overcoming stress reactions and treating stress-related illnesses sometimes require professional psychological services. Likewise, understanding the sources of your anger, dealing with angry reactions and mastering aggressive behaviors can be overwhelming without the services of a licensed clinical psychologist, therapist, coach or counselor. Please see my stress management counseling or anger management sections for more information, particularly regarding the New York City metropolitan area.
Optimizing personal, intimate and professional relationships can be facilitated through the services of a therapist with an eclectic approach and broad range of counseling experience. Enhancing self knowledge, interpersonal relationships, well being, self fulfillment and personal identity for clients are the goals of any qualified humanistic psychotherapist.
My clients sometimes suffer from psychological symptoms and conditions like anxiety, tension, depression, rage reactions, self-defeating patterns, relationship problems, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). They may wish they could simply feel more confident or in control of their lives. They may be struggling with changing life circumstances or changed in their job or career. Stages of life bring different challenges and sometimes we can feel lost, stuck, alone, lonely or isolated.
A licensed psychologist has been trained in the best treatment practices. As a practicing counselors, working through problems with many clients and learning what works and does not work, therapists also become experts in the human condition. We have our own life experience to consider and inform our human perspective. In addition, we have the training and clinical experience to bring professional psychological services to bear on specific mental health issues.
Psychology Services and Coaching Help You Achieve Greater Mental Health and Wellbeing
Experience over the years has taught me that combining techniques is best. I use modern interpersonal-humanistic psychology along with psychodynamic and other practical psychological approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy to help an individual, couple or family in therapy.
My solutions oriented therapy approach leverages a variety of psychotherapy and counseling services and methods in order to effectively address a client's particular needs. Together we focus on gaining new insights and applying them in new behaviors to achieve meaningful, realistic goals.
I actively promote your understanding and progress with issues related to achievement, identity, self esteem, and intimacy. I can help with problems related to personal, professional and family relationships. The aim is not just to survive, but to thrive in your home life, friendships, career and creative pursuits. The goal is to live more fully aware, more present and to feel alive, engaged and productive.
I blend psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral treatment techniques and coaching methods to deal more effectively with harmful relationships, trauma, personal loss, abuse, divorce and job loss.
Whether problems run deep or are situational, my services as a counselor and mental health professional can help clients overcome problems with anxiety, fear, panic, stress and anger. Whether problems are relatively common or extremely challenging, clients who visit my psychology practice receive appropriate attention and help so that they can achieve greater mental heath, cope with life's problems and actualize more of their potential.
Below are some of the symptoms, stressors and situations that I often help people to overcome through the variety of clinical psychology services I provide.
Some Psychological Symptoms I Work with as a Licensed Psychologist and Counselor
- Addictive Behaviors
- Anger and Aggression
- Anxiety, Tension
- Depression Treatment, Self-Esteem Issues
- Phobias, Panic Attacks
- Compulsions, Obsessions
- Doubt, Guilt, Worry
- Fear of Abandonment or Failure
- Interpersonal and relationship Issues
- Sleep Disturbances, Sexual Problems
- Stress Related Health Problems
Some Psychological Stressors and Issues I Help with as a Psychotherapist and Executive and Life Coach
- Death or loss of a loved one
- Physical, sexual, or verbal abuse
- Job stress or loss, career change
- Developing an intimate partnership
- Strengthening a family and/or a career
- Developing a work-life balance
Some Psychological Conditions and Problems I Treat as a Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Counselor
- Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Specific Phobia
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Affective Disorders including Depression and Dysthymic Disorder, Major depressive Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
- Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD)
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCD/OCPD)
- Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder (PAPD)
- Adjustment Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD, AADD, AD/HD)
- Impulse Control Disorder
- Oppositional Disorder in Adolescence
- Academic, Identity, Occupational
- Phase of Life Problems
- Family Relational Problem
- People in Recovery
I actively coach my clients and help them to deal more effectively with abusive relationships, bereavement, divorce, and other situations. As an experienced clinical psychologist, I use a combination of clinical psychology and coaching methods to provide useful, results oriented psychotherapy and counseling help for my clients in NYC and Westchester.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss my solution focused approach to psychotherapy treatment services and find out if it is the best psychotherapy and counseling for your needs. I'll be happy to discuss my qualifications as a licensed clinical psychologist, counselor and psychotherapist. If I miss your call, please leave your number and I will promptly return your call.