ADAM LUKEMAN, LCSW, SIFI
In order for therapy to be successful it is important to establish a client/therapist relationship that is supportive and honest. It is the nature – and the quality – of our relationship that will determine the success of your therapy. The ‘meeting of the minds’ with your therapist is the most accurate predictor of a positive, healthy outcome to the hard work you put in towards your happiness.
There is a large body of research that supports psychodynamic and cognitive therapy. It reveals that individuals who practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal.
It would be my honor and mission to help you move past what’s blocking you, and to reach your potential as an individual and in your relationships.
The foundation of my approach is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and cognitive therapy. I then work toward a tailored plan which can incorporate other proven methods.
In addition to my work with individuals, I specialize in treating couples working through difficult relationships. My aim is to help my couples develop the skills they need to overcome the difficult emotions and events of their past and live more fulfilling lives together.
Adam has a variety of post-graduate training. He has had extensive training in modern psychoanalysis from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center; an advanced certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (RE-CBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute, and he is an IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed therapist. He has trained at SUNY Downstate Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, and worked for many years at Montefiore Medical Center's Outpatient Psychiatry Department. He is a certified Field Instructor through Fordham University (SIFI). and provides supervision to other Psychotherapists.