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Here and now therapy

DR. JAMES F. COLASURDO, Psy.D.

A New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist that specializes in promoting positive behavioral change. In addition, he has a sub-specialty in psychology for men. Dr. James Colasurdo has more than 20 years of experience in clinical psychology, is a believer in mindfulness, recently earning a certificate in Mindful Based Stress Reduction training.

When asked what his focus is, he replied ”The purpose of my practice is to illuminate my philosophy and feelings about psychological support in the hope of attracting people who need effective and meaningful psychotherapy. I’d like to help those in need that really want behavioral change.

My core values are a genuine sense and feeling of empathy for everyone who walks in the room or contacts me. This empathy is backed by a genuine drive and efficacy to get to the problems quickly and clearly, as I do believe that our time is always limited. This is amplified by my belief in principles of Buddhism and mindfulness, specifically a strong belief in the here and now and the consideration of the current socio-cultural zeitgeist.

My empathy for all is spiritually based and part of my personality out of the office. I use humor and paradoxical thinking in ways which are, from what I am told, unique. My incorporation of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral therapy, backed by occasional psychoanalytic insights is not unique, but the way I use these principles is.

My target clients are anyone who is feeling depressed, anxious or wondering what life is all about. Anyone who has suffered real definable losses: in relationships, in jobs, in self-esteem, status, finances, health, family and any aspect of life itself. In short- anyone who is afflicted in any way, from the most seemingly minor to the definitely major. And even those people who are just wondering about life and are curious about mindfulness and would like to live in a more meaningful way.”

James F. Colasurdo can help treat a wide range of a wide range of issues including relationship issues, financial stress, social media addiction, behavioral issues, anger management, excessive anxiety. For a full list see below.


What I CAN HELP WITH:

  • Addiction

  • Alzheimer's

  • Anger Management

  • Antisocial Personality

  • Anxiety

  • Borderline Personality

  • Chronic Impulsiveness

  • Chronic Relapse

  • Codependency

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Existential issues

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

Insurance Accepted

Medicare

GHI

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United Health Care

Optum

Oxford

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  • Issues of Masculinity

  • Internet Addiction

  • Life Coaching

  • Narcissistic Personality

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Sexuality

  • Spirituality

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Thinking Disorders

qualifications and CREDENTIALS:

Years in Practice: 15+ Years

15 years Clinical Supervisor

School: Yeshiva/Ferkauf University

Year Graduated: 2003

License and State: 015965 New York

Membership: APA / division 39 member since 2010

certificate in MBSR Mindfulness Training in 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who in Clinical Psychology.


Sliding scale cost per session $150-200

Payment by Cash, Check and Venmo