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When a person comes to therapy I see each as a potentially whole and balanced human being.  Together we identify the inner and outer conflicts calling for change and at the same time embrace what is positive and natural, the gifts and traits which can bring fulfillment.  In Mindfulness-Integrated Psychotherapy, we learn and practice skills for focusing on the present moment, thus becoming aware of old habits – the thoughts, emotional reactions, and behaviors which may have become automatic and stuck.  We expand the sense of freedom to make a different choice in any given moment.

 

In this therapy, a person can expect a climate of kindness, and the encouragement to accept where one is while longing for where one wishes to be.  The cultivation ofbeing, as well as doing is at the core of our work together.

 

Mindfulness-Integrated Psychotherapy includes practicing skills and having homework, both of which bring session work into daily life.

 

To this therapy I bring over twenty years of professional counseling experience as well as numerous specialized trainings in mind-body approaches for treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and creative blocks. With children as well as with adults I may use Play Therapy and the Expressive Arts. As a long-time teacher ofThe Pathwork, I also offer to people who are interested, a space in which to explore how personal life may interface with spiritual awareness.

 

Education includes an MA in Theatre, M.S. Ed in Mental Health Counseling, and advanced certifications in the Trauma Resiliency Model as well as in the clinical, well-researched Mindfulness-Based models for Stress Reduction (MBSR),Depression and Emotional Distress (MBCT), and for Addictive Behaviors (MBRP). Other trainings in Object Relations and interpersonal dynamics guide the process of our sessions together.  Certification in Positive Discipline Parenting supports session work with families.

 

Understanding and compassion have grown from my experience as a wife, mother, yoga practitioner, group leader, and writer. With my colleague Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D. I founded www.WoodstockMindfulness.com which offers Mindfulness-Based group trainings as well as individual coaching.  I am grateful to my colleagues in theHome Within Children’s Psychotherapy Project where we work together to bring pro bono therapy to children and families in the foster care system.

Nancy Abrams, Ph.D.

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I am a licensed psychologist, in private practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with a wide range of emotional and relational issues. I view therapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. The process allows for the identification of resources and strengths while creating new perspectives and choices which may then be utilized when facing life's challenges.

Stephen Abrams, M.S., N.C.C., LMFT, LMHC

As an experienced marriage and family therapist my focus is upon assisting individuals, couples and famlies in accessing existing strengths and resources necessary to resolve presenting conflics. My theorectical foundation is based upon Adlerian principles and includes a systemic, self-exploratory, solutions-oriented and competency-based approach. It's application in my experience, respectfully acknowledges each individual's organizational and communication patterns, differences, belief systems, values, stuggles and strengths within the system. A continuting recognition and reinforcement of each individual's integrity leads to further understanding, validation, and openness to the possibility of change. Eventually, a satisfactory solution to conflicts is discovered.

Cindy Dern, LCSW-R

Therapy has the power to uplift lives.  Over the past 25 years, I’ve seen people transform more quickly, deeply, and with longer lasting results by combining talk therapy with mind-body approaches.  Clients describe living with more confidence, joy, peace and authenticity as they let go of limiting beliefs and behaviors, become more attuned to their bodies, and integrate the benefits from our sessions back into their daily lives.  I can help you reduce anxiety, stress and the effects of grief and trauma as well as help guide you through a life transition to find greater meaning, purpose and passion in your life.  

 

Joseph Campbell, a respected philosopher who wrote about the human experience said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”  Whether you want to heal from past experiences, become empowered and resilient, or want tools to prosper, we work together in a positive environment to help you heal, evolve and flourish.  I offer holistic, body-oriented methods including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing (SE) and mindfulness practices that support the integration of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.  

 

I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds as a psychotherapist, wellness advocate, movement instructor and workshop facilitator, including teaching at Omega Institute.  Turn your challenges into opportunities for growth, and take the next step toward creating the life you want.  For more information, please visit cindydern.com.

Barbara Freedgood, L.C.S.W.-R

Licensed clinical social worker. NYC (except June July and August) (adults and couples)

Robert Hausman, M.A.

Bob is a therapist with more than 25 years of experience and he is the Co-Director of The Woodstock Therapy Center. He works with children ages 5-19 using cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family and play-therapy modalities.

 

He can usually make the therapeutic process interesting and fun for young people. Bob also sees many adults in individual, couples and family therapy. He is known for his warm and supportive style, his deep connection with clients and his willingness to work cooperatively with teachers, doctors, agencies, friends and family members to help clients realize their highest potential.

 

When you contact The Woodstock Therapy Center, Bob helps you choose the best therapist or health professional for your special concerns.

Nancy Jainchill, Ph.D.

Licensed psychologist, psychotherapy, substance abuse, (Adults and couples)

Christopher Kadison, M.A., C.Ht.

Clinical specialist, psychotherapy, substance abuse (Adults)

Robin Scherm, Psy. D.

Individual psychotherapy with adults. Medicare, Medicaid, some insurances accepted. Clinical supervision available.

Donna Sorgen, L.M.H.C.

Licensed mental health counselor, licensed professional counselor, psychotherapy (children, adults, and couples).

Angela Zizzamia, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., C.A.S.

Angela Zizzamia is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified School Psychologist. Angela provides an integrative, eclectic, and holistic approach to psychotherapeutic counseling, assessment, and consultation services. She has a wide depth and breadth of knowledge and skills that have been acquired over a twenty plus year span within the field of psychology and human services. Her background ranges from working with diverse issues and populations and a vast array of psychiatric disorders and conditions including Axis I Clinical syndromes such as depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, psychosis, PTSD, etc. and/or Axis II Personality disorders such as Borderline, Self-defeating Personality Disorders etc., as well as poly-substance abuse, ADHD, learning disabilities, self-destructive behaviors, relational conflicts, grief/loss, a variety of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia, as well as addressing a whole host of life on life’s terms issues, events, and experiences.

 

Angela has experience in working with adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients, as well as couples and families. She has well-developed skills in conducting psychological evaluations to assess IQ/cognitive functioning, clinical disorders, personality variables, learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disabilities, adaptive behavioral functioning and more.

 

Angela looks forward to providing you with exceptional, empathetic, supportive, and encouraging psychotherapeutic services by: utilizing a comprehensive bio-psychosocial model of Health and Behavioral Medicine, employing research-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Insight-oriented Therapy, Brief Therapy, Problem-solving/Solution-focused interventions and others, exploring any and all factors that either hinder or contribute to your personal, cognitive, social, creative, and spiritual development, as well as guiding you in adopting positive changes in your life.

 

Please contact Dr. Angela Zizzamia directly at 845-399-6393 with any questions or concerns and to schedule an appointment. Some insurance providers are accepted and sliding scale payments may be considered.

MargaretMary Cliggett Reynolds MA, MS.Ed, LMHC

Susan Krauss LMSW

Clinical social worker, psychotherapy (adults)

Valerie Linet L.C.S.W.

It is possible to live a balanced and enriching life. I offer an integrative approach to support and empower each person in their growth and healing. Using traditional talk therapy as well as body-centered modalities, my work honors the wholeness of the body-mind and the individuality of each human being. I believe each person has the innate power to heal themselves, and that a caring, collaborative therapeutic relationship can be transformative. My goal is to create a safe environment where the qualities of curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are present. Within such a space, people are invited to explore and address challenging issues.

 

While I have a special interest and emphasis working with trauma, I bring years of experience working with various issues including:

 

-grief and loss

-bereavement

-depression

-stress/anxiety

-spirituality

-childhood abuse

-domestic violence

-sexual assault and other forms of victimization

-chronic and acute illness (including HIV/AIDS and cancer)

 

In addition to a traditional education in psychotherapy, I have been trained in body-centered trauma treatments, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing. I also have 20 years of formal training in mindfulness and meditation practice, which I have incorporated into teaching stress management skills for anxiety and pain, and working with those affected by trauma and illness.

 

In addition to my private practice, I am also a social worker at the Oncology Support Program of HealthAlliance Hospital. I have worked at the Counseling Center at Bard College, where I also facilitate a group for students who are sexual assault survivors. I am a published poet and dedicated gardener. When helpful, I employ writing as a therapy tool and explore how the relationship with the natural world can be used to support people in grounding themselves and relaxing into a state of openness and receptivity.

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Karen Schiffman, LCSW

As a therapist with extensive experience working with individuals and families, my focus is on treating the core beliefs which maintain stressful life patterns This includes increasing insights into these beliefs and patterns and developing skills to address them that are deeply healing and empowering. I offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which uses a process similar to the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage of sleep to process information and store it away quickly and effectively to reduce and eliminate difficult emotions, symptoms and sensations while creating positive, lasting beliefs and patterns. I also offer  traditional talk therapy and relaxation/mindfulness skills with an emphasis on increasing insight and self-care. I have extensive experience supporting people dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict, life-threatening illness, grief and loss issues, substance abuse and other addictions, OCD, legal issues, etc. I feel that each individual, family or couple has the key to resolving the issues that trouble them and that together, we can identify and remove the obstacles to healing and create a path to a very happy, confident life. I am currently working towards accepting some insurances and also accepting sliding scale rates.

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Lucia Davis, MMA, CASAC

Lucia Davis is a recovery coach and credentialed addiction specialist. She employs both conventional methods and alternative modalities for assisting people through a journey of change. Clients learn to become present with themselves and to identify their problems, needs, strengths and goals. Lucia utilizes a Seven Points of Healing method (TM) to guide clients in building their own model of recovery.

 

In this practice, Lucia may utilize mindfulness practices, sound therapy techniques, teachings from the Yoga of Recovery (TM), accessible meditation exercises, stress reduction and grounding anchors, cognitive-behavioral re-structuring, and interactive group and individual sessions. While clients learn to be present with themselves, Lucia maintains a presence their lives. Clients will work through obstacles and overcome difficulties-- to create a life of purpose, fulfillment, and enjoyment.

Kathryn Mountford, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides psychotherapy.  My experience includes treating children & adolescents, families, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders and military veterans.  Therapeutic modalities I use include an eclectic mix of Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rogerian Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Francoise Collet, MA CASAC

My 25 plus years working in both mental health, substance abuse and in culturally diverse environments has contributed to an eclectic approach towards assisting individuals in achieving their most important goals. As a trauma specialist and energy coach I use strength-based methods in working with individuals recovering from traumatic stress, phobias, anxiety, depression, grief and addiction. Our sessions may include the use of different energetic modalities including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) and an innovative psychosensory  technique called Havening for gentle effective relief for traumas, anxiety and phobias. As a trained art therapist I have experience with individual  and group art therapy as well as in group mural and mask making projects. I am also a trained shamanic practitioner.

 

I currently partner with Hudson Valley HorsePlay (Kerhonkson), providing on-the-ground interactions with horses for experiential learning, psychotherapy and personal growth. See www.HudsonValleyHorsePlay.com and www.Eagala.org (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.) Services also available in French and Spanish