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Ken Hollander(He/Him/His)

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Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPMasters of Business Administration, MBA
New YorkVermont
Anxiety -Attachment issues-Communication issues- Couples counseling- Depression- Relationship issues-
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Professional statement

I am a Nationally Certified and New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. A Hudson Valley resident for the past ten years, I have a sizable NYC practice via Telehealth and see Hudson Valley clients in-person in my Kingston office. I am also licensed to see Vermont clients via telehealth.

My Gestalt therapy training taught me to recognize and address the myriad of relationship and personal issues that we all encounter, and ways to work through these to maximize our happiness and life satisfaction. I seek to help clients increase and enhance their awareness of how they live in the world, moment-to-moment, leading to increased insight and new choices. In my Imago Relationship work, couples learn a new way to communicate with each other, learning to listen, validate and empathize with each other, rather than defending against and attacking each other; the goal is to enhance connection by learning a new and better way to communicate.

My presence is both focused and compassionate; I will challenge you to stretch when you are ready and able, but will check in with you first to ensure your comfort and willingness to try something different.

Therapy works best for people when they feel a sense of safety in the therapy environment; I embrace this truth and will be with you in a focused, empathetic and judgment-free way, as we embark together on your important journey of exploration and growth.

For couples, the work is a bit different; while in individual therapy an important goal is to create a relationship of trust between client and therapist, in couples therapy it is the relationship between the partners which must be fostered and developed. The therapist functions more as facilitator, guide and course-corrector for the couple.


Message to clients

You are in a relationship and find that you and your partner have an ongoing struggle which doesn't seem to resolve. You may not feel heard or seen by your partner - or they by you. Perhaps your reactivity is out-of-proportion to what's actually going on in the present. It's likely that you and your partner are working on the same or similar childhood wounds, but from an opposite perspective... one of you tends to withdraw and stew, keeping feelings to yourself, while the other tends to explode, wants to resolve things now, can't wait. This is the Minimizer & Maximizer phenomenon. Neither is wrong... you have different styles which you learned early on... your adaptation. In Imago Relationship Therapy, you will learn how to speak to each other and how to listen, understanding your different respective approaches.

As an individual, you may be experiencing anxiety and depression; a life, relationship or career transition, difficulty at work, retirement and its challenges. You may be wrestling with sexual identity questions, or other issues of identity that may have emerged, such as those for adult adoptees. I work with a broad spectrum of clients, including heterosexual as well as LGBTQ individuals and couples.

You may be "on the fence" about therapy, but if you are already here and are reading this, there is a part of you that wants to make things happen for yourself or your relationship, to create change, to make things better.


Licensure

New York: 001048-01 - Vermont: 098.0133639TELE

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Ken Hollander is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)