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Just Stop Thinking
How athletes (and everyone else) can get “into the zone” “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” –Yogi Berra Although Yogi Berra’s math was flawed, his insight into the game was 100% correct: one’s…
What is Supportive Psychotherapy?
Supportive Therapy is therapy designed to give you the emotional support and guidance you need to manage life stresses. By understanding your temperament and past experiences you and your therapist can understand some of the patterns causing difficulty…
WHAT IS A PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER?
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are specialized advanced practice nurses that provide mental health assessment and treatment. They often work in a range of settings including hospitals, their own private practices, community health centers, and primary care units. What do…
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS THERAPY?
Many people seeking help for anxiety, depression, stress and other issues are increasingly turning to therapists who incorporate aspects of mindfulness into their treatment. Mindfulness can be a small supplement to therapy or constitute a core component, depending…
WHAT IS A PSYCHOLOGIST?
A psychologist is a mental health professional who has received a doctorate degree in psychology. A psychologist studies how people behave, think and feel in order to better understand the human psyche. In a setting like Union Square…
WHAT IS A PSYCHIATRIST?
A psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor that specializes in mental illness and the mind. Psychiatrists study the medical, psychological, and social components of mental disorders. As physicians, psychiatrists are capable of working closely with other doctors, such…
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a combination of two highly effective and well-researched forms of therapy: Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. It involves partnering with your therapist to examine the way in which your thoughts affect your feelings…
Afraid of Flying?
Learn How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You Manage Those Flying Phobias. As a clinical psychologist, I help people manage fears, or phobias, that interfere with life.  Many people are afraid of flying but are able to overcome…
Cura Personalis
Recently at Union Square Practice, our Co-Founder and Dir. of Psychology, Dr. Jonathan Fader with Michelle Freedland, one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners, sat down and spoke freely about what is used to guide her way of approaching…
Can You Choose Your Feelings?
When working with couples in counseling, David Pearl’s focus is to help his clients interact with each other intentionally instead of reactively.  An example of a reactive response is when anger gets triggered. Anger is a secondary emotion which shields…
The Magic of Mirroring
When working with couples in therapy, relationship expert David Pearl works to facilitate better communication and a deeper connection between partners. “Mirroring” is  one technique Pearl teaches to couples in this process, in order to reduce reactivity and…
Welcoming David Pearl
We're excited to announce that David Pearl, LCSW has joined the Union Square Practice team. As a therapist, David brings two new areas of expertise to the practice: Imago Relationship Couples Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).…
How to Deal With Toxic Relationships
  “To some, marriage is a word. To others, it’s a sentence.” I’m not speaking autobiographically here, but we’ve all experienced relationships and friendships that seem more like a stay at Alcatraz. Toxic relationships are genuinely a serious…
The Social Cost of Trichotillomania
[caption id="attachment_597" align="alignright" width="232"] Dr. Jamye Shelton Pelosi[/caption] Trichotillomania—“trich” for short—is a hair-pulling disorder which is believed by researchers to have neurodevelopmental roots. It falls under the umbrella of obsessive-compulsive disorders in the DSM-5, and is an example…
What is a Mental Health Counselor?
Many people I meet frequently ask me “what is a mental health counselor?” After I briefly explain to them what I do, they respond with a series of clarifying questions: “Are you a psychologist?” “Can your prescribe medication?”…
USP Monthly Reading Roundup
As part of a monthly segment, we'll be sharing the most interesting mental health articles from around the web in the month. Here's some of the best current recommended reading on psychology, psychiatry and mental health, as curated by our clinicians and…

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