This group is a safe space to build trust, experiment with, and take risks with peers. Groups are by far the best way to change longstanding behaviors, such as social anxiety, assertiveness struggles, emotional detachment, intimacy fears, or relationship challenges. The advantage of a group setting is that it allows me, the therapist, to see how clients relate to people firsthand and work with them on making changes.
This group will meet virtually due to COVID-19 (starting in late-September 2020) with the goal to move to in-person once it is safe to do so.
Dr. Philip Bender is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes adults of all ages to his remote therapy practice for clients in New York. Dr. Bender specializes in working with young adults as well as creative professionals of all kinds, and his clients' concerns include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, existential concerns, and stress or trauma related to their family of origin.
Dr. Bender enjoys helping clients develop deeper self-awareness in order to understand their emotional and interpersonal struggles. He often utilizes mindfulness in sessions, and encourages his clients to implement this approach in their lives both inside and outside of the therapy room.
In addition to individual sessions, Dr. Bender facilitates a therapy group for young adults that emphasizes building connections and understanding interpersonal patterns. He looks forward to meeting you.