Mary Wallach

MFA, LCSW

Mary Wallach

MFA, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 071131

Offices

128 East 91st Street
Suite A3
New York City, New York 10128

My Approach to Helping

I collaborate with arts and helping professionals on a variety of issues, including: finding your voice in negotiation and relationships, getting creative projects and careers off the ground, identifying what's working in your life--and what's not--and how to change things for the better. I also work with issues around bereavement and loss. My training and approach combines psychodynamic, sensorimotor (mindbody) and mindfulness aspects. I have expertise in stress management (how to handle the present), trauma recovery (how to integrate the past) and creative breakthroughs and empowerment (how to build a future). When appropriate, I use EMDR, a proven method of symptom relief from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); meditation and breathing exercises and other techniques.

Equally if not more important is how we fit together as a working team. I invite you to consult with me for one or two sessions and see if you'd like to work with me.

More Info About My Practice

1) Please check the "Concerns & Issues" list to make sure that your issues are listed.
2) With the exception of Empire BCBS, I am not on any insurance panels although you may qualify for "out-of-network" reimbursement. Check with your insurance company.
3) I'm sometimes asked if I'm willing to see someone every other week. My experience is that for the therapy to be effective, we have to start with a minimum of weekly sessions for least 6-8 months. After that, we can reevaluate.
4) Presently, I have more daytime than evening hours available.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

More than specific issues, generally I like working with the following groups of people:
1) Creative people from all professions, who want to effectively access and share their talents, structure time and space, set boundaries with friends and family and develop self-confidence. As a creative professional with diverse career experiences, I enjoy the challenge of helping someone build a sound, sustainable creative career.
2) Introverts. As a compassionate and interactive practitioner with a sense of humor, I am able to support and encourage shy and unassertive people to take risks, assert themselves and achieve their goals at work and in relationships.
3) Helping professionals and caregivers. I find that many professionals who help (therapists, doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc.), as well as caregivers of family members can be prone to self-neglect or are unable to accept help from others. I enjoy working around issues of burnout, compassion fatigue, isolation and trauma recovery with these professionals.
4) Retirees who would like to explore unrealized dreams and aspirations, as well as review life thus far., also issues of social isolation and being single after decades of being part of a couple.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Self-employed and freelancers, creative arts and entertainment professionals, social workers, lawyers and other helping professionals, publishing and media professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, retirees and caregivers. Also \\\\"over-analyzers,\\\\" and people who find themselves at a crossroads in their lives.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
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