Jeff Robinson, LCSW
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker|
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You are here , right now, reading my profile, to determine if I can be of help. You are reading my profile because you have reached the point at which something in your life has become stressful, annoying, unmanageable, hurtful. This could be a life crisis that is occurring now or is from the past. It does not matter. You have taken the first courageous step. You are on this site.
For most of us, asking for help can be a daunting mountain to climb. We like to believe that we are self-reliant, strong, resourceful. And generally, we are. But sometimes we just need the presence of a professional who is not our spouse, our parent, our friend. We need that person to hear us tell our story and to empathize, not judge.
Starting out in a therapeutic relationship is a bit odd. You come to into a room, sit down, examine the place, and wonder whether this is going to be worth it. You?ve heard horror stories from friends and colleagues. You wonder whether this guy sitting across from you is a moron or is actually going to be of help. That is the chance you took. And that took courage.
I am not going to be focused on my notepad while you are telling your story. I will be listening attentively, asking for clarification as needed. What I want you to take away from our sessions is that you were in the presence of a guy who was solely focused on you and your story. You were with a therapist who heard you, who understood. That?s the first step.
Email or Call Jeff Robinson, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18880
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I?ve been to many therapists throughout my life and career. The ones I connected best with were those who, I felt, really heard and understood me. Those who kept eye contact, seemed comfortable and steady as I related my story. The therapists who helped me he most provided feedback, challenged me when it was appropriate, supported me when I was upset. The therapists who helped me the most sometimes shared an experience such as mine, that made me feel less alone damaged. They provided insight, support, and most importantly, empathy. They understood what I was experiencing. The therapists who helped me the most were comfortable with silence, allowing me to organize my thoughts and to decided whether or not I wanted to share something. I never felt pushed or pressured, unless I specifically asked. They respected me. That is what you need from a therapist.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Because of my own past personal and career challenges, I am able to connect with my clients on a much more intimate level. And being a husband and father has allowed me even greater insight into the struggles that a number of people experience. Finding that
balance is difficult--I know--but it is not out of our reach.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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