Jim Stangarone, LCSW

“I view therapy as a courageous gift a person can give to oneself. We seem to be living in an age where the truth is obscured and uncomfortable feelings are boxed up and shelved under the heading, “Bad.” By engaging in the therapeutic process, you are giving yourself permission to explore the truth and feel the feelings at a pace you determine.”


Training & Logistics


Master's in Social Work - SUNY at Stony Brook

Certified Psychodramatist - Institute of Psychodrama and Sociometry

Techniques trained in: Trained Psychotherapist, Certified Psychodramatist


Location: 175 West 79th Street, Suite 1A, New York
Trains nearby: 123, ACE, BDFM
Frequency options: Weekly, Biweekly

Exchange: $200/session

Financial need: Please contact me to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment Options: Cash, Check


I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Parental Narcissistic Abuse

  • Sexual Abuse

  • PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Substance Abuse

  • Eating Disorders

  • OCD

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

I firmly believe everyone should go into therapy, even for just a few sessions, to experience what it is like to talk to someone in complete confidentiality. It is not uncommon to hear clients say, usually after several sessions, how frightened they were to come in for the first time. Many of these same clients say they thought about entering therapy for quite a while before finally deciding to take the plunge, so to speak. There is really nothing to be afraid of, and everything to be excited about, because you determine the pace of your recovery. The only tragedy in all of this is when people allow fear to dictate their behavior, and choose to remain comfortable in their unhappiness rather than embracing life.


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