This group for adults in their 20s-30s is place to work through emotional challenges & barriers to personal intimacy. Most if not all people who seek therapy are not fully satisfied with their relationships. A group is a safe space to build trust, experiment, and take risks with peers. This group aims to help participants change longstanding patterns of behavior, such as social anxiety, difficulty being assertive, emotional detachment, intimacy fears, or dominating your relationships. Please contact me to learn more!
Note: Dr. Bender requires prospective members to have 2-3 individual sessions prior to joining the group as a consultation period.
Dr. Philip Bender is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes adults of all ages to his practice in New York City. 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.