Maury Joseph, PsyD
Maury Joseph, PsyD
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychology Associate - PSYA00046|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
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Life is too short to go through it suffering, living below your true potential. If previous therapies or medical treatments haven't produced the positive results you want, my unique approach may provide the new and different therapy experience you have been yearning for. My strength as a therapist is my ability to help you see and deal with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that prevent you from reaching your goals in life and relationships. I will utilize techniques that can help you accelerate your growth process so that you can overcome your difficulties as rapidly as possible.
For further information on my perspective and specialties, you can feel free to check out my website, , and read my Topic Expert blog posts. You will find links to all of them when you scroll to the bottom of this profile.
Email or Call Maury Joseph, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 27781
More Info About My Practice
I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation. My initial evaluation session is usually 2 hours, and can help us get a very clear understanding of the factors that are driving your suffering. The 2 hour session also gives us time to start getting you some relief right away. Subsequent sessions are usually 50 minutes.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am a generalist practitioner, competent to assist you with a wide range of difficulties in living. I work frequently with people who are feeling stuck or struggling in their careers or important relationships, and also with people experiencing anxiety and depression.
I also have some unique areas of expertise that may be useful to you:
1) "Treatment resistant" conditions-- If medications and/or previous therapy have not helped you resolve your emotional difficulties, my unique approach to therapy may provide you with the new and different experience that you need so you can reach your goals.
2) Medically unexplained physical symptoms-- If you are suffering from physical symptoms (e.g., irritable bowels, migraine, fibromyalgia, etc.) and medical tests and interventions have not provided relief, emotional factors may be contributing. I am trained to diagnose and treat the emotional factors that drive these types of physical difficulties. Please check out my website for more on this specialty.
3) Serious, persistent interpersonal problems-- If you are struggling with problematic interpersonal patterns at work, with friends and family, or in romantic relationships, you and I can identify the forces driving these problems and, if you wish, help you to overcome them.
4) Extreme emotional states (e.g., psychosis, dissociation)-- I have extensive experience working in inpatient psychiatric settings and have trained under local experts in the treatment of extreme states.
My Role as a Therapist
Supporting you is my primary task as your therapist. If you are feeling supported, then I am doing my job. That said, optimal support looks different for every person, at every phase of recovery. Sometimes the best support is a challenge to stop doing something destructive. Sometimes, you will benefit most from learning new skills, like how to regulate your anxiety, or channel your anger more effectively. Sometimes you may need me to be persistent in my focus, and other times you will need space to figure things out on your own. Whatever your needs, I will aim to meet you with appropriate support at every phase of your healing process.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Unfortunately, this is all too common. Though all therapists, myself included, are doing their best and trying to be helpful, many lack the advanced training and skills to access and address the deeper roots of people's difficulties. I constantly study and train to keep myself on the cutting edge of clinical science, with the hope of being effective in situations where other therapists get stumped.
Am I a perfect therapist? Certainly not! But I am persistent, and highly skilled at working with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interfere with success in therapy. I am optimistic that if we put our efforts together we may create a new and different experience that will help you understand and overcome whatever kept your previous therapy experiences from being helpful. If you're thinking of giving therapy another shot, we can work together to help you get a better, more satisfying result.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Teamwork is an essential aspect of success in many areas of human life, and therapy is no exception. In order to optimize your experience and results, you and I can collaboratively monitor and discuss the quality of our alliance. We will aim to create a therapy environment in which you feel the safety and support that you will need in facing the emotional forces driving your suffering. It is my hope that our bond will provide the warmth and energy that you need to overcome your difficulties.
It is worth saying, though, that barriers to teamwork in relationships and at work are often the very problems that bring us to therapy in the first place. Inevitably, these interpersonal patterns that block collaboration will pop up in our therapy relationship. When this happens, my job is to help you notice the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interrupt our alliance, and support you as you examine the costs and benefits of these relationship behaviors. If you want to overcome the tendencies that inhibit you from connecting and collaborating with others, I am here to help you get to the bottom of where these patterns come from and learn new and different relationship strategies.
My Blog Posts
- The ‘Shoes’ We Carry: When Old Relational Roles Stop Fitting
- How Long Does Therapy Take, Anyway?
- Somatization: Is What I’m Feeling All in My Head?
- Self-Criticism, Smooth Muscle Anxiety, and How ISTDP Helps
- Do Your Physical Symptoms Have an Emotional Explanation?
- ‘Should’ This, ‘Should’ That: Learning to Embrace What Is
- Why We Talk About the Therapeutic Relationship in ISTDP
- 3 More Patterns That Could Be Keeping Your Therapy Stuck
- Stuck in Therapy? These 3 Patterns Could Be Contributing
- Dealing with Depression: Why ‘Get Over It’ Doesn’t Work
- How ISTDP Can Address Two Major Barriers to Mindfulness
- How to Reach Out to a Person Stuck Behind a 'Wall'
Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Personality disorders, treatment-resistant conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety that has not remitted with treatment), extreme emotional states (e.g., psychosis and dissociation), and medically unexplained physical symptoms (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, Fibromyalgia)
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