Friendship counseling services in NYC

Friendship counseling services in NYC

Sometimes you just need to talk it out.
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Friendship counseling

In friendship counseling, people receive the same thoughtfulness and compassion shown to intimate partners. Therapists use several techniques employed in marriage counseling to assist people in strengthening significant platonic ties. Long-term friendships have a dynamic that is highly reminiscent of a couple’s. Therefore, friendship therapists may aim to reinforce current relationship strengths, enhance communication, and support those who need to express their feelings openly.

A therapist may offer friends insights into how they communicate, resulting in a fresh understanding. The interventions used can also help friends resolve feelings of betrayal or neglect. The common reason many friends seek counseling is that communication has broken down between both parties. A major advantage of therapy is that it provides a safe environment for friends who find it difficult to communicate in an honest and healthy way. The counselor encourages discussion and personal expression to identify and address issues that are plaguing the friendship.

Friendship counseling NYC

The challenges of communication in friendship

Friendships face many of the same problems that occur in intimate relationships, which often emerge from misunderstanding and uncertainty. Issues with friendships can affect people of all ages, including kids, teens, and adults, but they also provide chances for long-lasting connections, sharing, learning, enjoyment, excitement, and self-disclosure. The majority of people feel that because they spend a lot of time with a friend, communication, and understanding with them should be effortless.

This is not always the case; problems can develop that negatively impact the friendship. Friends can undergo therapy to constructively identify combative and defensive behavior and help friends work to remove uncertainty, gain trust, and communicate effectively.

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How friends counseling can help?

Friends can express their needs to one another in a psychologically safe environment during sessions of friendship counseling. A trained counselor can then assist in identifying any disconnects and offer the resources needed for friends to process, come to terms with, and heal. Like all connections, friendships need maintenance to survive.

Counseling sessions aren’t always easy, as a dear friend may say something that is painful and difficult to hear. Withholding judgment or criticism, you can actively listen to your friend during therapy with sincere attention and empathy. Friendship counseling services encourage friends to have conversations about personal experiences to strengthen and improve their relationship.

If your friendship has grown more distant than you’d like, practicing disclosure in the safe environment of a therapist’s office could help you reclaim some of the closeness you once shared. Working through disagreements without resorting to anger or violence, adjusting to changing situations, and being honest are vital elements to maintaining valuable friendships.

Testimonials

Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
kiara diazkiara diaz
03:24 13 Sep 23
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jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Couples counseling for friends

As social creatures, we are primed for intimate connections and friendships that satisfy the desire for emotional attachment. Good Health offers couples counseling for friends to help re-establish meaningful bonds and learn how to handle misunderstandings and conflict. Our mental health counselors are skilled and experienced in helping to identify the issues that are harming one or both people in the relationship.

Friends generally disagree on personal views, and other matters. But when disputes lead to conflict, it is a sign of a disconnect and lack of understanding. Good Health’s therapists are trained in helping people in any type of relationship communicate their emotions for healthier connections.

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