Mark Rinzel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. He specializes in working with perfectionists – those who suffer from "imposter syndrome" and feel a nagging sense of not being or doing enough. They might be frustrated spouses, parents, and couples with histories of trauma and abandonment. They are tired of trying to please others, without a sense of how to soothe themselves. Many have developed addictions, chemical or otherwise, in search of an inner solace that eludes them. Others simply live with a sense of feeling separate and alone, alienated from their work, family or community. They are coming to therapy because some part of themselves hopes that it can be otherwise.
Mark understands that therapy is too often seen as a grim duty – something we must do in order to "fix" ourselves. He helps patients see the joy they have within themselves, by making therapy a vibrant, dynamic experience. In treatment, clients learn to see things honestly and clearly, while disengaging from their own negative self-talk.
In sessions, Mark encourages laughter and optimism; at the same time, he understands that tears are inevitable, and helps clients work through pain, discomfort, annoyance, rage, and grief in a compassionate and invigorating way. It is his hope that clients walk away from sessions remembering they are more than their story, their problems or what others need from them.
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation
Family conflict - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Sexual abuse - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Mark accepts NYS Worker's Compensation payments.
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, 2012 - Present
New York University, MSW, 2012
Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College, BA, 1997