INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: Do What Works to Do What Matters



“A ship in harbor is safe; but that is not what ships are made for.”

(Augustus Shedd)

“I value whatever awakens my heart.” (Miroslav Vitous)


Psychotherapy is a conversation about the quality and direction of your life and what you do to sustain it.


The purposeful talk of psychotherapy is what you say when what matters to you is now at stake and your old ways of coping no longer work.


As a practice rooted in empathy and curiosity, therapy succeeds when your therapist sees you as you are and understands you in the context of your life.


As an engine of adaptation, therapy succeeds when you begin to view yourself and your circumstances with greater flexibility.


As a spur for effective action, therapy succeeds when you begin to move more freely toward what you find meaningful and fulfilling in life.


As a medium for personal growth, therapy succeeds when your behavior reflects your commitment to what is best in you and how you want to be known by those you love.


In the end, psychotherapy succeeds when these conversations about your life help you do what works to do what matters .

Michael Altshuler, LCSW, CGP

  (914) 478-7952
  21 Jefferson Avenue Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
  [email protected]

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