People come for psychotherapy for help in dealing with the difficulties of everyday life. Whether struggling with work related conflicts, frustration in fulfilling their ambitions, or interpersonal discord, their current level of achievement may not accurately reflect their aspirations. For some people, sadness, irritability or anxiety can be debilitating; for others, transition in role can be destabilizing, even if sometimes these transitions are precipitated by what we might consider to be happy events.
Psychotherapy is known to be helpful for issues like anxiety, depression, inhibitions of creativity and factors that may hinder successful functioning at work. Relationship discord, sexual problems, eating disorders, emotional use of alcohol and drugs, grief, loss, bereavement, and difficulty locating a sense of oneself as an active agent in the world are all appropriate reasons to seek help.
Low self-esteem or self-critical tendencies may also lend themselves to good treatment. Sometimes difficulties can be traced to the past, and past problems can be revisited in the safety of the therapy relationship. Earlier trauma can get triggered by patterns that repeat in present relationships, creating psychological distress that can be understood in therapy.
The CFS offers a full range of treatment services including psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, parent guidance, couples treatment, and parent-infant treatment. Because we are committed to serving the needs of the public, we offer the highest quality treatment on a sliding fee scale.
- For confidential help in the greater Washington DC area, use these links to Find a Therapist or Make a Referral.
- For confidential help in the New York area, use these links to Find a Therapist or Make a Referral.
- When indicated, we also offer psychoanalysis to both adults and children, at a reduced fee through our Psychoanalytic Training Institute.