We are a group of diverse, multiculturally-focused therapists who help our clients create meaningful growth and change by combining the proven effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy with our core values of commitment, compassion and connection.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness- and evidence based therapy shown to help with trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain, OCD, and anger. Considered a "third-wave" CBT approach, ACT effectively works by addressing troubling thoughts and feelings not by challenging them, but by accepting them and relating to them with curiosity. Rooting behavior in values-driven actions, rather than impulsivity or avoidance, guides clients towards a rich, meaningful life.
Compassion isn't just a warm and fuzzy abstract concept. Compassion is a way of relating to ourselves and others that is proven to reduce suffering and improve physical and psychological well-being. Modeling and teaching compassion in response to your suffering is a powerful therapeutic tool that underpins all our work with clients. Whether you're coping with identity or multicultural issues, relationship problems, shame, guilt, loneliness, lack of motivation, body image, loss and grief or perfectionism, compassion can help.
Research shows that no matter what modality of therapy is used, it is the quality of the relationship between client and therapist that most determines positive outcomes. By applying the evidence-based principles of Attachment theory, Interpersonal Neuropsychology and Relational-cultural theory, our therapists seek to develop a uniquely secure, present-centered and multiculturally informed connection with each and every person we help.
Make Like a Flower and Bloom
We are here to serve you in the best ways we can. By inviting and encouraging you to show up honestly, courageously, emotionally and relationally in therapy, you will quickly develop the inner resources and behavioral skills to manage your difficulties and create the meaningful life you desire. We work well with straight-identified men and women, as well as BIPOC and LGBTQ individuals. Whether you are coping with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, identity or multicultural challenges, career or family, we meet you where you’re at and help guide you to where you want to go. We appreciate your trust and vulnerability in the process.
Be Willing to Change
There’s few things worse than feeling trapped, miserable, misunderstood and alone inside our closest relationships. Couples therapy can be very helpful to recalibrate your relationship and get you and your partner reconnected. In our work with straight and LGBTQ couples, we address sexual and communication issues, gender and power dynamics, infidelity, attachment-related issues, and family work-life balance. Don’t expect couples therapy to change your partner; be willing to change yourself.
Therapy is about You
Choosing to commit to therapy is a big, brave decision! If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect from the process. Here are a few tips to help you get the most of your therapy:
Be willing to commit to weekly sessions for the duration of your treatment. Just like medication, therapy works best when “taken as prescribed,” and that’s once a week.
Look for “goodness of fit” in your therapist. Do you feel comfortable, accepted and safe in your therapist’s office? Is your therapist culturally sensitive and open to your feedback? A quality relationship between client and therapist will help you improve more than any other factor. Honor your experience and seek a therapist who’s a good fit for you.
Be honest. Your therapist is here to help you, not judge you. It may take time to build trust and feel safe, but your therapist is ethically bound to keep everything about you confidential.
Do your homework. Practice between sessions what you're learning in sessions. Just like learning a new language or a new instrument, practicing new ways of thinking and behaving takes time, patience and dedication. The more you practice, the better you'll get and the easier it will be.
Therapy is going to address your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Remaining open and receptive to the process will more likely, over time, help you finally feel free.
We love helping our patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact Sentient Psychotherapy today.
225 Broadway Ste 2060
New York, NY 10007