Peter S. LaMantia, LMHC, NCC, Counseling in Garden City, New York, 11530

Peter S. LaMantia, LMHC, NCC

Peter S. LaMantia, LMHC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counseling - NY #004321
Secondary Credential: National Board Certification (NBCC) - NCC #336032
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 03361
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Office 1
233 7th St
Ste 200A
Garden City, New York 11530
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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We can all get in our own way. This is part of being human. We sabotage ourselves and ultimately prevent the growth and satisfaction we desire in our lives. Whether it is in our relationships, our careers, or in our experience of "who we are", we can all at times be our own worst enemies. We know the person we would like to be, but becoming that person is not always as simple as it would seem!

In therapy, we will work together to identify problematic patterns of thinking and behaving that are at the root of this fundamental paradox. We will develop a working alliance based on mutually earned trust, reliability, and curiosity in order to help enhance the reflective capacities necessary to identify automatic modes of thinking and adapting to stress. We will strive together to understand and transform the limiting aspects of personality, as well as to foster and enhance the strengths and resources you have already developed, which make you unique. We will aim to facilitate clarity of purpose and inspire meaning in order to better position you for more informed decision making in relationships and work. We will accept and construct meaning of your complex emotional experiences so that you feel less trapped, more hopeful, more alive, and free to be your truest self.

All of this translates to work on issues such as low self-esteem, social anxiety, depression, procrastination, anger, passivity, choosing the wrong partners, dealing with separation and/or loss, addiction, hopelessness and despair. I hope to speak with you soon. Please give me a call to set up an appointment.

Email or Call Peter S. LaMantia, LMHC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03361

More Info About My Practice

I am a licensed in New York State to practice psychotherapy and am a nationally board certified counselor.
I hold a MA degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University, and a BA degree in Psychology from Princeton University.
I have advanced clinical training in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and Group Psychotherapy.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I view many mental health "disorders" more as clusters of symptoms as opposed to illnesses themselves. Like in physical illness, symptoms are what we experience of the illness, and alert us to their presence in the body. They are not however, illnesses themselves and alleviating them is not the ultimate goal of treatment. It is important in treatment, whether for a physical or emotional illness, to find ways to relieve the distress of symptoms, with the ultimate goal being to treat illness and restore health.

For example, I approach anxiety and depression as symptoms of underlying, unconscious emotional conflict that has yet to be formulated or spoken. In therapy we will work together to explore and transform what underlies symptoms in order to restore emotional and cognitive health. This is done through the use and examination of language, the primary tool that human beings have to understand both internal and external experience. This process of healing occurs in the context of the therapeutic relationship, where trust, acceptance, and freedom of expression are paramount.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology

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