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#423419 - 01/27/13 11:48 PM Manhattan therapist
Larry_Johnson Offline

Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 2
Hi guys,

I'm really glad I found this forum and hope it helps me sort out my life issues and get my marriage back.

I've always struggled with self worth issues and while I personally acknowledged being abused as a kid, I only just realized or admitted how much of an impact it's had on my life.

I was hoping someone had a good therapist recommendation in downtown Manhattan. Or anywhere in Manhattan? I've gone through the listings on the MS site but would love a proper recommendation!

I was also hoping to do an intensive retreat somewhere nearby, like upstate New York. Any suggestions?

I'm in a dire situation at the moment, my wife has given me an ultimatum and I can't bear to be without my daughter.

Would appreciate any help... I'm struggling to know where to start and just want the numbness to end so I can start living again.

#423427 - 01/28/13 02:38 AM Re: Manhattan therapist [Re: Larry_Johnson]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3720
Loc: South-East Europe
Hi Larry, welcome to MaleSurvivor!
Good to see you here, I'm sorry that you are brought in such situation.
I don't know for therapists but I hope someone could recommend it.
Starting therapy is more than good start, you'll need some time to adjust to it.
For start here take a look what is offered and what suite you the best, take some time and slowly explore boards. Reading some stories could be overwhelming and triggering (it can bring some negative emotions and flash backs from past) so take care of yourself while you are doing it.
Here is something written for survivors who are starting healing journey:
It shows us how to start to look on our lives in constructive and affirmative way, something that is just opposite of numbing. Being member of this community helped me a lot, I've found new buddies with whom I can share my struggles without any hesitation.
Keep sharing with us!

My story

#423572 - 01/29/13 10:50 AM Re: Manhattan therapist [Re: Larry_Johnson]
ACRoberts Offline

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 242
Loc: New Jersey (recently moved fro...
Hi Larry!
Welcome to MS.

Richard Gartner is located in lower Manhattan and is among the leading professionals in this field. He has published two books as well as maintained a practice for many years. I have been in one of his groups for male survivors for over two years and have found it to be incredibly helpful in my healing process.

Male Survivor also provides several intensive Weekend of Recovery programs throughout the year in various locations. I attended one two years ago and it really changed my life.

I wish you all the best in your healing journey!
WOR Sequoia 2011--it has changed my life!

#423815 - 01/31/13 12:32 AM Re: Manhattan therapist [Re: ACRoberts]
Larry_Johnson Offline

Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 2
Thanks for the responses guys.

I've been recommended Richard Gartner from others as well. I spoke to a lot of therapists today and unfortunately they were either fully booked, didn't take my insurance or they didn't fill me with the greatest confidence.

I'll give Richard Gartner a go.

I was also looking at the WOR schedule and am keen to get involved... I'm glad to hear it changed your life. I'm in need of that right now!

#424192 - 02/03/13 10:41 PM Re: Manhattan therapist [Re: Larry_Johnson]
focusedbody Offline

Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 447
Loc: NY
A couple of years ago, I went into therapy with a man named Jeff Conway. Similarly, I have children and have been having relationship problems with their Mom. Jeff has been a good ally in my battle for clarity about what happened to me along the way that is still holding me back.

Stay strong.
Lose the drama; life is a poem.


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