Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York


The Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York (PTCNY)

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that our Constitution must afford the right to same-sex marriage in every state in our nation. This is a momentous decision for the LGBTQ community!

Our own PTCNY member, Laura Florman, took this beautiful and dramatic photograph of the Freedom Tower, which on the evening of June 26, was lit up in rainbow colors. We are proud to display this on our website.

We are a unique alliance of highly trained, licensed and experienced psychotherapists dedicated to helping individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations cope with a wide range of mental health issues. Our members have diverse backgrounds and experience. Our alliance offers a central site to help you search for the right psychotherapist for your needs.

We also have an extensive supervision program for our professional colleagues.

We welcome you to browse our website. Additionally, we have an array of articles which we think you will find interesting and informative.

Should you wish help with any aspect of using our website, or if you have questions or comments — please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Judith Gringorten at 917 903 9665 or


Guided Imagery:
How It Can Positively Affect Your Emotional and Physical Health,
Creativity and Performance, and Spirituality

by Marilyn Sulzbacker, LCSW, BCD, CGP

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To Two Basic Traits
Submitted by Gerald G. Gersh, LCSW, BCD

Couple Relationship Problems With A Solution
By Gerald G. Gersh, LCSW, BCD

Helping Couples Get The Most Out Of Therapy

By Ann L. Burke, MPS, LCSW-R

There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide

Submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

How Not to Say the Wrong Thing

Submitted by Gerald G. Gersh, LCSW, BCD

Hannah Same Both Ways by Hannah Rose

Submitted by Naomi Miller, Ph.D., LCSW

New York Times article: Invisible Child

Submitted by Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW

Healing Emotional Wounds

by Marilyn Sulzbacker, LCSW, BCD, CGP

My Daughter's Birthmother-My Relative

by Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW

Infertility Treatment After Adoption

by Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW

Cool Sun! "Right"

by Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW

How Can I Ever Trust Him (or Her) Again? One Couple's Story of Rebuilding Intimacy

by Portia Franklin, LCSW

When You're Feeling Stuck, Take Just One Step Forward...

by Portia Franklin, LCSW

Snapping Out of the "Trance of Unworthiness"

by Portia Franklin, LCSW

What Heals in Psychotherapy?

by Portia Franklin, LCSW

Adoption and Reunion

by Wendy Freund, MSEd., LCSW

Body-Mind Strategies for Dealing With Anxiety and Depression

by Gerald Gersh, LCSW, BCD

Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding
Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems
by Kenneth Barish

Submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

Fierce Joy, a Memoir

Submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

The Ties That Bind
by Eliot LeBow, LCSW

Hunger - It's A Human Experience
by Eliot LeBow, LCSW

It's Never Too Late to Have a Wonderful Childhood: The Healing Power of Symbolic Memories in PBSP Therapy
by Portia Franklin, LCSW

How Do We Chose a Donor (with permission from the Center for Reproductive Psychology

Written by Janet Jaffe, PhD, Submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

Hospital, Spring

A poem by Gwenn A. Nusbaum

Children of Hoarders on Leaving the Cluttered Nest

Submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

Teenage Suicide: Prevention, Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Submitted by Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

Executive Director:
Judith Gringorten, LCSW, DCSW

Assistant Director:
Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW

Special Projects Coordinator
Leslie Goldstein, LCSW, BCD

Articles &... Editor
Robin Halpern, LCSW, DCSW