Tribeca Therapy provides creative, non-diagnostic therapy in Downtown NYC, offering individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, family therapy, therapy for children and therapy for teens for the Downtown NYC community.
Our therapy in Downtown NYC: A focus on collaboration
Our collaborative approach means we work together with you as a critical co-collaborator in the process of building a therapy that can help you create your life.
Yes, your therapist is an expert. He or she brings years of training and experience helping all kinds of people who are struggling, many of them in ways that may be similar to how you’re struggling. But that doesn’t mean they’re experts on you, your relationship, your family, or your child.
That’s the expertise you bring. Your life experience as well as what you’ve learned so far about what works and doesn’t work, including previous experiences in therapy, techniques you’ve learned from self-help books or from friends and family, or discoveries you’ve made on your own. We’re also interested in what hasn’t worked so we can create a new path forward.
The wisdom of not knowing
Our therapists begin the therapy from a place of not knowing how to help. Of course this doesn’t mean we don’t understand your pain, or that we know nothing about how to help. What we’ve discovered, however, is that by resisting the temptation to quickly identify the problem and offer a solution, we can be more curios and discover more about what’s actually going on with you.
Skipping the diagnosis
Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you need a diagnosis. There are lots of ways of understanding what you’re experiencing, and we believe we need to broaden, not narrow the ways we understand pain as part of the process of keeping our options open for growing past pain.
Our non-diagnostic approach to therapy means we work to understand what’s causing you pain in ways that makes sense to you, not according to a psychiatric rule book.
More than just tools
As therapists, we carry with us a broad assortment of tools but we also recognize that helping our clients become better tool-makers can help them face emotional challenges throughout their lives, long past the time when therapy ends.
It’s also the case that just because we’ve got a lot of tools doesn’t mean we’ve got just the right one for you or your relationship. Why not? Even if we’ve read hundreds of books on therapy (we have) and helped thousands of clients, families and couples (ditto), until you walk into your first appointment at TriBeCa Therapy we’ve never helped you.
By bringing our spirit of therapeutic collaboration into your therapy session, we’re going to create, with you, a custom-made set of tools. Because you get to help, you gain practice at solving emotional problems and inventing new ways of growing past pain and living your life.
Just like Downtown NYC, therapy that’s creative at every turn
For us, creativity isn’t limited to art or music. We love those things, but we believe human beings are endlessly creative in far more ways than we tend to appreciate.
At the root of the word creativity is create. What’s meaningful about it’s place in great therapy is that we recognize that, in order to make our lives bigger, get better at being in relationships and grow past pain we’re going to have to get creative, i.e. create whole new ways of living our lives.
More than convenience: Finding a great fit for therapy in Downtown NYC
We offer phenomenal therapy in Downtown NYC, whether you’re looking for couples therapy, family therapy, help for yourself or therapy for your teen or child. We’re available to answer questions by email or to set up a phone consultation to help you find out if our therapy is the right fit. We can talk more about the help you’re looking for, give you a sense of how we can help and, if you’re ready, begin the process of getting you into therapy. If for some reason we’re not the right fit, we’ll happily work to connect you elsewhere.