William A Karlin, Ph.D.
345 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
I see psychotherapy as a dialogue between two people that can yield great personal growth and transformation. The unique context of a safe, supportive and trusting psychotherapeutic relationship facilitates the exploration/examination of areas of difficulty, hurt, and vulnerability. As a therapist, I help my patients gain a deeper understanding of their problems through a detailed examination of their current and past experiences. I believe that a discussion of thoughts, feelings and conflicts can leads to increased awareness about one's self, a deepening of consciousness and a release of pent up emotion. Therapeutic work often yields new perspectives and insights while illuminating destructive and unproductive patterns of behavior. My patients typically gain increased confidence/self acceptance and in turn, feel empowered to make improvements in their lives.
I believe a therapist should be pragmatic and flexible. Each person needs to be approached in a way that supports her or his unique needs. I dislike orthodoxy and rigidity. I think it is important to meet people where they are at and work with individuals at their own pace. I believe in working in an open, active and collaborative way with my patients, whether it be offering my insights, comments, advice or asking probing questions. I also welcome feedback and thoughts from my patients about how our work is progressing.
In addition to my work in private practice, I have also been the Program Director of an HIV Mental Program in Brooklyn, taught counseling at Teachers College/Columbia University and lead seminars on professional development to psychology trainees. For many years now, I have also supervised psychologists, psychology doctoral candidates, social workers, and addiction counselors.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Work with Adolescents
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
Ph.D., St. John's University, 2001
|American Psychological Association|
|APA Division 42 - Psychologists in Independent Practice|
||Standard Fee: $175 (Sliding fee also offered in some instances)
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||I accept several insurances as an in-network provider. Many insurance plans will also allow you to bill out of network providers.
||8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Located at 34th Street between 5th Ave and 6th Ave - Half a block from Macy's
||My office is easily accessible by public transportation. Many subway lines are near my office (A, C, E, Q, R, N, F, D, B, 1, 2, 3). I am near Chelsea and downtown. My office is also located very close to Penn Station.