MARK HRASTAR
PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

ABOUT ME

I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice located in the New York City area with over a decade of clinical experience in a variety of settings. My education includes a Masters of Arts and a Masters of Education in clinical and counseling psychology from Columbia University. Much of my work involves treatment of depression and anxiety related to life changes and interpersonal relationships issues. My approach is supported by a background in psychodynamic theory and training in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I draw on these select and various techniques to provide individualized and personalized treatment to my clients.

 
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MY APPROACH

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them" -Epictetus

The goal of psychotherapy is to help facilitate change by developing awareness, compassion, acceptance and empathy toward yourself and others by identifying the values you want to define yourself by and to live by. 


My approach is the product of over a decade of experience working collaboratively with clients in an environment of non-judgement. I believe in taking an introspective and collaborative approach when working with adults and adolescents. I believe this allows the patient to develop the self awareness needed recognize their own ability to heal based on their own experiences and judgement.


I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the healing factor and work to be authentic and transparent as well as professional. By providing a safe, supportive and compassionate environment, my clients can find the strength to explore and process their issues without being judged, stigmatized or pathologized. Encouraging and empowering clients to turn towards and explore these areas of difficulty in their lives can lead to lasting change and new ways to relate to themselves, others and the world. 

 

SERVICES

Personalized Care and Guidance

I work with adults, young adults, and adolescents. Areas of clinical interest and specialization include stress and anxiety; depression; trauma; substance abuse and addiction; chronic illness and life transitions. I welcome those who are new to therapy.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Through the use of various psychotherapy methods, including mindfulness and cognitive therapy, and collaborative treatment measures, my clients develop positive habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles.

ADOLESCENT THERAPY

Adolescence can be an emotionally liminal and vulnerable period. By using various interventions I help guide my clients through difficult periods of transition.

 

CONTACT ME

I am happy to speak with you about anything you would like to discuss. Call or email me and we can begin that discussion and move on to making an appointment that is convenient for you.

New York, New York and Westchester, New York

631.938.6296

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