Why Therapy?

Well, there are any number of good reasons why you might want to talk with a professional about your problems. People typically see a therapist because they have problems they would like to discuss with someone who is unbiased and impartial, someone who is not going to judge them based on their problems. As your therapist, I am bound by confidentiality, which means that unless you are a danger to yourself or others, or if you have knowledge of child abuse, that what you say in our therapy sessions stays there. This usually makes it much easier to discuss your problems.

Going to therapy does not mean that you are “crazy”; quite the opposite, it means that you are acknowledging that you have a problem in your life that you would like to deal with, rather than letting it get worse. It takes courage to go and talk to a therapist, but the rewards are usually worth the risk of telling someone else about your life. Most importantly, therapists are trained to help people with a wide variety of difficulties, including issues such as, symptoms of depressed and/or anxious mood, relationship issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, trauma and PTSD, and behavioral problems, poor academic functioning and many others.

If you would like to discuss your issues and have an initial in-person or phone consultation, please contact me. This initial contact is not a therapy session, but a way for you to decide whether you would like yourself or your child to come and talk to me about the problems being experienced. It is also a way for me to learn about you to see if I am the right person to help you. If I am not the right person for you to work with, I will provide you with referrals for professionals who may be better able to serve your needs.

Matthew E. Dash, LCSW

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516.232.8582 Office | 516.610.0534 24/7 Hotline
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