Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York


The Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York (PTCNY)

The events in Paris, France are horrifying for all of us around the world. We speak for our group members when we say that we are so very sorry for the people of France-and all of the families that have lost loved ones or suffered injuries as a result of these attacks.
We in New York City know personally what it is like to survive an attack like this; and we stand in strong solidarity with the people of France.
This picture was taken by our own Laura Florman. It is the NYC Freedom Tower displaying the NYC support of Paris, France.

We would like to add that Beirut, Lebanon also suffered a terrorist attack the day before that of Paris. We think of those families as well with the same sympathy and solidarity.

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 845 709 1939 or


Some Tips For Moderate Eating During the Holidays

by Linda Kane, LCSW

The Holidays; When You Just Aren't Feeling the Spirit

by Susan Pinco, PhD, LCSW-R, CCR

The Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children

by Brigitte E. Lifschitz, LCSW

Dread and Worry 101

by Laura Impert, LCSW

Inside Out

by Marilyn Sulzbacker, LCSW, BCD, CGP

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

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

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

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