AMY CALMANN LCSW

34 W. 22nd St., Suite 2A

New York  NY 10010

www.amytherapynyc.com

© 2014 AMY L. CALMANN. 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

As it has been said many times before, "everyone needs

someone to talk to."  Every individual deserves to be able

to share their pain, difficulties or fears with a supportive

and caring person. 

Integrative Psychotherapy

In addition to my substantial clinical training in

psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis,

I also use an eclectic relational approach. I have been

trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical

behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness techniques. I use these practical treatments as needed when they can help manage specific symptoms, and when they can assist in building better coping mechanisms. My focus is always on integrating various types of treatment based on the distinct needs of each individual, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation and understanding of your experience.

The Relationship

Studies confirm my belief that the strength of the therapeutic relationship between individual and therapist is the most significant predictor for a positive treatment outcome. For that reason, I believe that building a relationship is fundamental. For major life difficulties, I do not believe that short term evidence-based models like CBT can be used alone in order to implement long lasting change, because ten weeks is not enough time to build a secure relationship. 

 

My Philosophy        

I have great passion for what I do, and I aim to stay acutely attuned and sensitive to what you may be experiencing. I strive to create an empathic, warm, flexible, and collaborative environment that feels comfortable and safe. 

 

At times, I think it is helpful to incorporate the idea of the mind and body connection, and I have found that addressing both areas can often have a better impact on healing.  I also think using my sense of humor can sometimes be a valuable part of the therapy process.

 

I will be a reliable ally as we work together to better understand you. It is my responsibility to ensure that you are heard and respected. I feel it is a privilege to do this work, and I always feel honored when someone chooses to share their life story with me. 

Approach