Efrat Gotlib, LCSW is a life coach and licensed therapist. She graduated from the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP) and specialized in advanced psychoanalytic techniques such as behavioral therapy (DBT therapy), cognitive therapy (CBT therapy), mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, spirituality, and life-coaching. She is also a member of the International Society of Mental Health Online (ISMHO) and a telehealth consultant for social and behavioral services.
Also, she is famous for using a “no-nonsense” method in all her therapy sessions.
Efrat provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment to make her patients feel at ease and work on their life’s issues in a customized manner. In other words, she based her therapy sessions on the patient’s individual needs in order to produce better results. And through her expertise and diverse approach, she is able to deal with her patients at a personal level so they can overcome mental health issues and life’s struggles in a productive way.
In addition, Efrat believes that applying the conventional model of therapy can be challenging for busy individuals. So she also offers her services online through online appointment scheduling to accommodate her patient’s needs.
How Can Therapy Help Me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues, and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life.
Therapists in Manhattan and Brooklyn can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you acquire from our therapy methods here are Therapy 24×7 will depend on how you actively participate in the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits of our proven methods of therapy are the following:
- Reaching a higher level of understanding of oneself as well as your goals and values in life
- Finding solutions to the current issues and concerns that made you decide to seek therapy
- Develop new skills for improving your relationship with other individuals
- Discovering new and effective methods of coping up with stress, depression, and anxiety
- Learning how to manage your grief, anger, and other emotional pressures that you are feeling right now
- Improved learning and communication skills
- Changing old behavioral patterns and develop new ones
- Learning new techniques for solving marital or family problems
- Improved self-esteem
- Enhanced self-confidence
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.
In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist, usually on a weekly basis.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process, such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me??
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition such as a career change or maybe even a divorce, or are finding themselves not able to handle stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, spiritual conflicts or creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much-needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.
Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What about medication vs. psychotherapy??
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress.
You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you and in some cases, a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential??
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office.
Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney) but by law, your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
- Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
- If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.