Psychotherapy Specialist

Marc H. Epstein, DO

Adult Psychiatrist & Addiction Specialist located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY

Hashing out a problem with a friend or loved one is a great way for you to make sense of, and better manage, most of life’s situations. However, if you suffer from a mental disorder that’s interfering with your life in significant ways, take this one step further by seeking out psychotherapy, or talk therapy, with Marc H. Epstein, DO. Dr. Epstein helps his patients in Greenwich Village, New York City manage their lives in the face of mental problems, allowing them to plug back in and function normally. To learn more about the psychotherapy services at Marc H. Epstein, DO, call 347-244-7693.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, quite simply, is talk therapy with a trained professional who better understands the mysteries of the human brain and how a mental disorder can have a far-reaching effect on your life.

There are different types of psychotherapy, depending upon your situation, which include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Addiction counseling
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Coaching, or supportive therapy

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Epstein understands which therapy works best for your situation after an extensive evaluation.

What happens during the initial consultation?

Dr. Epstein starts with a thorough evaluation of every new patient, which can take between one and four sessions. The first treatment session is 60-75 minutes and Dr. Epstein focuses on gathering a thorough history, understanding your reason for seeking treatment, and answering any questions you may have.

After your evaluation period, Dr. Epstein presents his thoughts and treatment recommendations, which may include a referral to another treatment setting.

What disorders does psychotherapy treat?

When it comes to mental health, there’s very little that psychotherapy can’t improve. Dr. Epstein typically turns to psychotherapy to treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

While medications can help enormously in battling some of the more debilitating symptoms of most mental disorders, with psychotherapy, Dr. Epstein digs below the surface to examine what may have brought on the condition. He also helps you find ways to better manage your life by providing you with the tools necessary for long-term success.

Since mental disorders often have a variety of different components that affect your mental and physical health and well-being, a multipronged approach that includes psychotherapy and pharmapsychology often delivers the best results.

Is telepsychiatry offered?

Dr. Epstein understands that there are times when you can’t make it to one of his two offices, which is why he offers HIPAA-compliant e-visits, using video or the phone. Dr. Epstein wants to ensure that you’re comfortable in your treatment setting so that you can make some appreciable progress.

If you’d like to explore how psychotherapy can help you, call Marc H. Epstein, DO, at 347-244-7693 to request an appointment.