Dr. Patricia Hunter

Dr. Patricia Hunter

Psychologist

Who I Am

Thanks for viewing my website! I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst trained in cognitive behavior therapy, dynamic psychotherapy, internal family systems and EMDR. That means I like teaching my clients practical ways to cope, and I like exploring their feelings, dreams, personality make-up (parts of themselves) and memory networks. What matters to me is that clients I work with feel they have a voice in their therapy and that they give me feedback about how we are doing each step of the way! I have a full time practice in New York City, and a virtual practice that can happen anywhere on earth where there is an internet. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only working remotely by phone or video platform. Although I work with a variety of psychological issues, helping my clients deal with the COVID-19 crisis and issues related to panic involving both health and financial stressors is my priority. I am also passionate about helping people transform depressing ways of thinking and feeling about trauma, with more creative and life sustaining attitudes. And as I have grown older, I have also grown passionate about helping people transform depressed and inflexible thinking patterns about the aging process, into more youthful and life sustaining ones. . Learn More

Beyond TraumaDiscovering JoyAdmiring Age

“While many of us work hard to earn the right to be comfortable and avoid challenge in later adulthood, this strategy runs the risk of sending our brains the message that they no longer need to keep growing this is the worst message you can give to an organ of adaptation.”

– Colarusso
2008
Contact me by calling 212-229-0595 or online

Anti-aging strategies

"When individuals reach old age, the aging stereotypes internalized in childhood, and then reinforced for decades, become self stereotypes that contribute to unnecessary and tragic emotional and cognitive decline." Becca Levy

People can get down on themselves as they age, and develop bad habits that become ingrained. Self-statements like "I am no longer attractive" - "I have no memory anymore" - "It's hell to get old."- "I am no longer sexy"- "I have nothing to look forward to but death." can start out a little bit at a time and build on themselves until you BECOME them! And this is unnecessary in this day and age of modern medical miracles. These statements can be modified with CBT. I can teach you to counter these statements about yourself so your immune system as well as your conscious mind, AND your unconscious can begin to dream new dreams and become more supple, more creative, more energized. Yes it's true that we slow down a little as we age, and I am not suggesting we stop the process with the above title : Anti - Aging strategies. But I do know that how we think about ourselves make a gigantic difference in how we conduct our lives. I can help you train yourself to develop new ways of thinking, and behaving, that empower you and help you master your environment, rather than letting the negative prejudices undermine your attitude. In doing so you WILL be countering the negative aging process that feeds on itself, and can become a self fulfilling prophecy.

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