Physical Illnesses can disrupt your life and feel discouraging. Contending with a chronic or serious illness can bring feelings of uncertainty, frustration, depression and anxiety, and self-doubt. People with illnesses can have trouble coping with pain, completing tasks, meeting goals, and maintaining relationships.
Psychotherapy for people with chronic and serious illnesses
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I am a Board-certified Clinical Psychologist with more that 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I work exclusively with people who have chronic and serious illnesses. I use empirically-supported treatment approaches. My style is supportive, collaborative, and solution-focused.
I would be honored to collaborate with you in the process of psychotherapy.
Together, we can set therapeutic goals that are right for you–goals such as relieving anxiety, depression, or anger; enhancing coping skills; repairing strained relationships; and increasing happiness and psychological well-being.
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, focusing especially on adjustment to stressful life events, coping with physical illnesses, and resolving relationship conflicts. During that time 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.