Dr. Daniel J. Sapen

Dr. Daniel J. Sapen

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 018623
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

Fees: My fee for the intake (the first meeting) is 250.00. Session fees are normally 210.00. Sometimes I can work out a arrangement with a patient to make therapy more affordable. My first therapist did so for me back in the day, and I try to do the same. Don't hesitate to talk with me if you have special circumstances...I'll do what I can for each person. Fees are paid by cash, credit or debit card, or Paypal. I do not accept checks. To make things easier, as a courtesy, we can submit claims to insurance so you can be reimbursed according to your insurance plan. Or, we can provide you with paper statements to submit on your own.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

177 Main Street, Suite 206
Huntington, New York 11743
111 Smithtown Bypass
Suite 101
Hauppauge, New York 11788

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My Approach to Helping

As an experienced therapist, I integrate several approaches to best meet your particular needs. I am described by patients as relaxed but serious, open, and able to make it easier to talk about the difficult details. People who have had unsatisfying experiences in therapy before have commented that I've made it much more comfortable and collaborative.

I'll join you in working on both solving the problems of daily life, finding room for comfort and and creativity, and, if you wish, exploring dreams and the bigger patterns of your personality. I'll help make therapy a different and positive kind of relationship, in which you can focus on things you need to express to someone other than friends and family. "Positive Psychology" is an important element of a great deal of the work I do with people. a term for an approach to the psyche and therapy which emphasizes building on strengths, potentials, and development, rather than seeking and "curing" illnesses.

Mental illness exists, of course, and it is a source of great pain for so many. But psychotherapy doesn't need to be packaged as a kind of old-fashioned medical treatment in order to seem more legitimate. Yes, a competent therapist can help you heal from any of a number of actual psychological disorders. But self-discovery, making one's life fit one's goals, fantasies, and values, maximizing our capacity for fulfilling relationships, work, and creativity, becoming more comfortable in your own skin, stronger and more flexible rather than just minimizing or fixing so-called "weaknesses" or "issues" - these are good things. You don't have to identify as sick or disabled in order to benefit from this unique work we do.

I offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and humanistic approaches to help individuals and couples of all ages who are seeking help and change. I am experienced with relationship conflict, self-image, transition, destructive habits and thinking, developing confidence and creativity, coping with trauma, chronic pain and illness, and all forms of depression and anxiety...as well as helping you reach what your nature is urging you to seek.

More Info About My Practice

My fees are reasonable. Your fee may be determined on a sliding scale, based on both your income and your current financial obstacles. I accept credit cards, and I am happy to complete insurance forms for your reimbursement. I offer a brief consultation by phone without charge so that you can feel comfortable with your decision to make a first appointment.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Many of us live lives that are all about pursuing material and prestige goals, and immediate pleasures. There is little room in our lives for reflection, for looking at the little details and the bigger picture, for seriously and respectfully listening and speaking - unless we create that space and that time. There are always areas of ourselves that don't receive enough attention, and parts of our relationships and our work that just, inevitably, get stuck. I have come to learn that my greatest pleasure in my work is one of my greatest pleasures as a person, as a husband, father, and friend - to improve relationships and help individuals feel better about themselves while handling the truth about their lives with greater clarity, honesty, and courage. To live better. It is a good goal.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Let's just talk. Whatever stereotypes you've experienced about psychotherapy, analysis, counseling, etc, it really just comes down to two people having a focused, private dialogue, and figuring out the best way to move toward the life you want. As long as there is respect and curiosity, something new will be learned and achieved. And in no other relationship in life can you feel quite so free to say whatever needs to be said, without fearing that honesty and openness to difficult things will damage your life or reputation. No school ever offered a class all about you and your life. This is what therapy is about.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with a wide variety of people; I cannot think of a population I would exclude. However, I do pay special attention to military veterans and family members of traumatized military veterans. I have considerable experience working with creative and performing artists, and competitive athletes, with respect to performance issues, creative blocks, perfectionism - as an athlete and formeroccasional musician and actor, I am more than familiar with the kinds of difficulties faced by people in the arts and in sports, at whatever level. For more than 15 years, I have worked with people struggling with eating disorders and body image problems, and the families of those with eating issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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