My Name is Paul D. Pasternak and I am a Licenced Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State. I have over twenty-five years of experience serving a wide variety of individuals in varied settings. This has given me deep reservoir of experience to draw upon when working with clients. My career has been spent assisting people cope with and overcome anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, relationship problems, addiction, and adjusting to life changes. I find it very rewarding to facilitate client change in difficult times; be it a young person adjusting to adulthood, a couple navigating the ups and downs of a relationship, or an older person adjusting to the challenges that come with age.
Faith and a relationship with God is integral leading a happy fulfilling life. There is no problem that can not be addressed and overcome by faith in God. Acknowledging this is often forgotten by many in the helping professions. The strength gained from knowing we are loved unconditionally by God is indispensable in growth and addressing areas in life that need help. My preferred tools to achieve this are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, and spiritual fortitude. A unique and specific Care Plan is created with each client that targets those specific areas that may require change. Progress is noted and adjustments made along the way to help the client achieve their goals. All this will be done in an environment that is nurturing, empathetic, cognizant of past trauma, and focused on success.
It takes inner strength, faith, and dedication to start the journey of change. Most of all it requires hope. Hope, and some work, can grow into the change needed to make a life you desire.
I look forward to taking this journey of hope and change with you.
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LMHC #003878-1 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Paul was one of the best counselors I have ever worked with. He was very attentive to my needs and helped me navigate the complex and confusing feelings I had. He helped me get to the root cause of my maladaptive feelings, helping me see that there were far more than just the feelings of anger and shame. He was also very sensitive and treated me with great deal of respect. He never once imposed his ways on to me and helped me make the choices on my own. He also held me accountable when needed and didn't let me slide into maladaptive behaviors and patterns. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs mental health counseling!