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The Institute for Psychotherapeutic Advancement

Scarsdale

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The Institute for Psychotherapeutic Advancement logo
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The Institute for Psychotherapeutic Advancement

Scarsdale

(8)

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Provides Mental Health Services for:
Depression
anxiety
Marital and couples counselling
Addictions
Anger Management
Domestic Violence
Court Mandated work
Personality disorders
Isolation
Medication work

Reviews (8)

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J
29 October 2018

I have been working with Michael for over 4 and a half years. I see Michael for both individual and in group therapy sessions that he leads. Michael is exceedingly engaging. A well credentialed psychiatrist put it best; he described Michael as the hardest working talk therapist he knows. This doctor lamented too many times he sees that analysts will just watch the clock, and let a patient get away with the pathologies that are holding them back. Michael is engaged in every single session he holds. With Michael, you first identify the goals that you want to achieve. Then Michael will guide you to these goals that you expressed. Michael’s therapy environment is not a theoretical one, it is very present and direct. For example, one of my goals was to lose weight, and working with Michael I have lost over 120 pounds, and now our goal is to keep it off. Loneliness and an inability to connect is a significant part of my issues with food. So for me the work is in sessions is to observe and discuss how I am struggling to make such meaningful emotional connections in that exact moment with Michael and other group members. As we do this, I am building a sense within myself how I can emotionally connect with anyone. It is an active reflection and expression of feelings so that we (Micheal, the groups and I) can directly work on the issues that hinder me from reaching my goals. The best part about working with Michael is simply the fact that Michael will present you with a mirror of yourself. You will start to see yourself and your pathologies differently (and sometimes for the first time) Now, if you’ve been with any good therapist, you know this is not always a pleasant experience (note: consider this if you ever read a negative review). It is easy to want to coast, or fall back into horrible patterns that keep you from your goals. The great gift that Michael gives each of his patients is the dedication to keep working you through your own issues and towards your goal. Michael will always be honest with you, and will be tough on you when it is required, but most of all he will fight for you. More...

M
27 May 2018

Michael is a top notch therapist who has helped me turn my life around. Due to his support and guidance I now have several years free of substance abuse, have begun to thrive in my career pursuits, and am developing rich meaningful relationships, both in terms of friendships and my dating life. I am proud to call him my mentor, and have and will continue to recommend him to other people I care about and who need the sort of excellent guidance he provides. Simply put, Michael goes to a deeper level emotionally than other therapists I have encountered, and working with him has paid off. More...

A
27 May 2018

I have worked with Michael for several years. He has helped me with my career and my marriage. I recommend him highly! He is a spiritual and caring therapist who is devoted to his patients.
I truly owe him a debt of gratitude!
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R
27 May 2018

Michael Fischman is an excellent therapist. For most of my life I’ve suffered from crippling social anxiety. This anxiety has inhibited any ambitions I’ve had for pursuing a successful career or developing fulfilling relationships with others. I’ve been to several therapists in the past before Michael. I can honestly say that no amount of time spent with any of my past therapists could have bought me to a point where I no longer feel anxiety is an issue for me. This has allowed me to actively pursue a new career and anxiety is no longer the roadblock it once was in developing relationships with others. Michael is intelligent, insightful and his therapy reaches levels of both spiritual and emotional depth that in my experience is extremely rare in a therapist. I am very lucky and grateful to have found him. I highly recommend him and I can say without any hyperbole that Michael is the best therapist there is. More...

E
27 May 2018

Michael Fischman is by far the best psychotherapist out there. He is such a professional at what he does that I wish I could give him more than five stars. He is very experinced and intelligent at what he does. He is truly caring. I worked for Michael Fischman as his assistant, he was the best boss I ever had. I learned so much from him that I would of never learned alone in a lifetime. The reason I am no longer working for him is because I moved out of state. He was not only my boss but he also gave me guidance and direction in life that I will always take with me. Whoever has anything negative to say about him know that it is not true at all and are just people that dont want to face and accept the issues they might have. Michael Fischman works with the psychoanalytic theory. This is an approach in getting to the core of the problem. I can go on and write about him and how great he is forever, but I am going to close it with one statement; he is the best psychotherapist out there. More...

A
27 May 2017

Ii found Micheal to be professional,caring and knowledge.During one session,he guided me to the most peaceful I have ever been. An unforgettable expirance.I would recommend him without hesatation More...

S
27 May 2017

I can not recommend anyone more highly than Michael. I have come across this site and saw a review that was negative. I know who this person is and she is determined to create trouble. Michael is a spiritual and caring therapist. All who read this should know that. More...

M
27 May 2016

I've been working with this therapist for over a year. When I first came to see him I suffered from severe anxiety and I had panic disorders which carried me to the Emergency Room several times. After approximately 4 months the anxiety abated and I now know what causes panic for me. I can say now that I understand my anxiety and am no longer seized by it.He helped me to use my anxiety as a guide. I am now working on developing my career and getting into a marriage. Thank you for the help you have given me. More...

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