I am a Board-certified Clinical Psychologist with more that 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, specializing in treating the effects of stress and trauma, physical illnesses, and loss and grief. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I use empirically-supported treatment approaches, and my style is collaborative and supportive.
Specializing in Therapy for People with Stress or Trauma, Serious Illness, Loss & Grief
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When life changes too much, or something very bad has happened to you. Stress is part of life’s challenge, but severe or chronic stress often feels more threatening than challenging—and often causes anxiety, depression, feeling out-of-control, and interpersonal conflict. A trauma or trauma history can show itself through intrusive thoughts, re-experiencing past emotional experiences, and prolonged episodes of distress.
When you get sick. An Illness can disrupt the course of your life, and cause fear, discouragement, and anger. People with illnesses can have trouble coping with pain, completing tasks, meeting goals, and maintaining relationships.
Loss and Grief. Interpersonal loss can be life’s most painful aspect, and grieving one of our most difficult life tasks. Prolonged grief refers to sustained feelings of emptiness, intense emotional pain, difficulty engaging in life, and finding fond memories painful, even long after the loss.
I would be honored to collaborate with you in psychotherapy: Seeking both insights and solutions, we can identify goals that are right for you. Some examples of therapeutic goals are relieving anxiety, grief, depression, or anger; enhancing emotional coping and problem-solving skills; repairing strained relationships, and finding new meanings and happiness. Each individual’s story and needs are unique.
If you believe that psychotherapy may be right for you, or if you have questions or would like to chat with me, please call me at 914-471-1501 or email me at [email protected].
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Mary E. Procidano, Ph.D. ABPP
I received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and am Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology). I have been in private practice for over 30 years, providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, specializing in treating the effects of stress and trauma, physical illnesses, interpersonal disputes/conflict, and loss and grief. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
Until 2021, I also was a full-time faculty member in Fordham University’s Psychology Department, providing clinical supervision to graduate students, and teaching a range of courses including Psychotherapy Theories, Personality Theories and Research, Psychopathology, and Psychology and Human Values. My recent research projects include examinations of resilient adjustment in the personal narratives of people with cancer and cancer survivors. My academic credentials can be seen here. I am an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, and Resilience Society, and the Westchester Psychological Association.
My scholarly/academic background gives me a somewhat unique opportunity to bring reflective practice – a synergy of clinical experience and engagement in clinically-relevant research–to each of my clinical encounters.
My office is located in Northern Westchester, at 378 Route 202, Somers NY 10589. Most of my meetings are conducted in person, but I am willing to work virtually for some or all of our meetings if that is a better fit for you. If I may be of service or of you have any questions, please call me at 914-215-4560, or email me at [email protected]