Anxiety As a psychotherapist and educator, my major job is to help people liberate themselves from an anxiety-saturated existence.  As I counseled hundreds of men, women, and children over the years, I kept searching for the root cause of the problems people brought with them into my office: relationship problems, worry, insomnia, stress, depression, self-sabotaging behavior, bad habits and addictions, and low self-esteem.  Gradually, one factor emerged that was common to all of my clients — their problems with anxiety. Depression Anxiety and Depression are closely related.  Mixed anxiety- depression mood disorders are a rapidly growing diagnostic category.  One out of five Americans will struggle with the hopelessness of depression during their life time, after having lost crucial earlier battles with anxiety. Seeking relief from anxiety and depression is a major reason why over one-quarter of the population at some point in their lives plunge into substance abuse and addiction.  EMDR In its 21-year history, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has evolved from a simple technique into an integrative and comprehensive psychotherapy approach.  Its theoretical model emphasizes the role of the brain's information processing system and the impact of "metabolized" disturbing life experiences in the development of psychological symptoms.  EMDR has been extensively researched and is regarded as an evidence- based, empirically valid treatment for PTSD.  Clinically, it is being used to treat a wide range of disorders (e.g., phobias, generalized anxiety, depression, somatoform disorders, dissociative disorders) as well as difficulties in the workplace, on the playing field, and in the performing arts.  With its many structured protocols, EMDR brings together elements from psychodynamic, body-centered, interpersonal, cognitive, behavioral, and experiential psychotherapies.  The EMDR therapist attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, to the current situations that trigger maladaptive emotions, beliefs, behavior patterns, and sensations, and to the sense of mastery needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and overall mental health.   Psychological Testing I conduct comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations (including in Russian) utilizing a variety of testing instruments, which assess cognitive, academic, sensory, motor, attentional, behavior, and social-emotional aspects. Advocacy I help families by providing expertise in special education laws and procedures.  I advocate for appropriate services/ programs and monitor students' progress.
Tanya Faynberg, LMHC, M.S./CAGS
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