• Welcome to Therapy New York

    Radical, Narrative and Meditation Therapies are based on the premise that we do the best we can under the societal structure and social conditions we are in.

  • Services

    Practice Location on the Upper West Side

    Narrative Therapy, Lara Goodman, New York Therapy

    Narrative Therapy for Individual Adults, Couples and Families

    Identifying the social and material conditions in which emotional and interpersonal life is lived enhances the context, strengthens the foundation, and informs the direction of our work.

     

    Families with children who suffer from 'behavior' and/or 'psychiatric' challenges are welcome. I strongly encourage parenting sessions or family therapy before seeking individualized behavioral or psychiatric interventions for children.

     

    Intensive Therapy is also offered. When schedules allow, these weekend sessions often span the course of a day.

    Meditation

    Sessions are geared toward tailoring meditation techniques to meet the particular needs of individuals and families. 30- or 60- minute sessions are offered to enhance the healing potential of psychotherapy.

    Art Therapy Workshop

    Offered by Dominique Decock

    Drawing and painting are tools of wellbeing. For years I have watched my students face challenges in their art, which empower them to accept challenges in their life with playful creativity. I invite you to do the same. Enhance your therapeutic process through meditation, conversation, creating and sharing art.

    Lifestyle and Dietary Consultation

    Offered by Abigail Sullivan, MSOM, D.O.M

    Nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle consultations offered from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Seasonal plans, menus, resources and recipes provided in concert with psychotherapy.

    སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ཞབས་ཞུ། School Placement Support

    TNY offers pro-bono education consultations and school placement support to first generation Tibetan families in the five boroughs of New York City.

     

    Tutoring for the gifted and talented test, among other subjects for grades K-5 may also be facilitated.

    Clinical Supervision

    Individual supervision is available for therapists accruing hours for certification.

  • Profile

    Lara Goodman, LCSW

    Fun: Legos; Chess; Biking; Baseball

    Reading: Irvin Yalom; Leo Tolstoy; Pearl S. Buck, Chang-Rae Lee, Andrew Solomon, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, André Aciman

    Music: Moisés Nieto; Paul Simon; Kendrick Lamar; W. Amadeus Mozart; Emily Bear

    Watching Time: Avatar the Last Air Bender (animated series); David Attenborough; Sherlock; Democracy Now

    Education: Rangjung Yeshe Institute; Goddard College, BA; Columbia U, MSW

    Memberships: National Association of Social Workers, Association for Play Therapy, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

     

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  • Information and Pricing Contract for Therapy

    2018

    Pricing- Need based sliding scale is most certainly available.  

    • Hour-long individual psychotherapy or supervisory sessions, in person or by Skype -US$200
    • 90-minute family or couple sessions, in person only -$250
    • Fees for other individual sessions, groups and workshops are determined case-by-case. 

    Payment

    Sessions may be paid for in cash, by check, or major credit card via Square.com.

     

    Health insurance plans accepted:

    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Aetna PENDNG

    Cancellation and Make-up Sessions 

    A full session fee is charged for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice unless it is due to illness or emergency. A bill will be mailed via Square.com to all clients who do not show up for an appointment or cancel at the last minute.

     

    If more than 24 hours notice is given, every effort will be made to reschedule.

     

    Agreement to these terms and conditions is assumed by the decision to move forward with treatment.

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    It is the policy of Therapy New York to treat all patients whose needs can be met within the scope of practice. TNY does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.