NYC Therapy for Actors
GAIN THE EDGE YOU NEED FOR CALLBACKS AND PERFORMANCES
DR. MATTHEW PALDY
NYC ACTORS FACE DEMANDS ON THEIR MENTAL HEALTH THAT OTHERS DO NOT
You Can Feel Your Heart Racing and Your Palms Sweating as You Wait Backstage.

The demanding nature of the NYC entertainment industry makes it challenging for actors and performers to maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. The thrill of the performance is sometimes followed by exhaustion and depression. Long hours, unpredictable schedules, and intense emotional demands of the industry can lead to burnout, a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Psychotherapy helps you develop and maintain a strong, cohesive sense of self to withstand and even thrive in these demanding situations.

UNLOCK YOUR EMOTIONAL RANGE AND DEPTH AS AN NYC ACTOR
What if I Mess Up My Blocking or Forget My Cues? What if the Audience Doesn't Like My Performance?
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Nervousness can be understood within the framework of psychotherapy as a result of disruptions in the development of the self. For example, if an individual has experienced a significant loss or trauma, they may feel a sense of vulnerability or instability in their sense of self. This can lead to nervousness and anxiety as the individual struggles to maintain a sense of control and stability.

FIND YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF AND BRING IT TO YOUR PERFORMANCES
Do I Look the Part? Am I Good Enough to Be Up Here? I've Rehearsed This So Many Times, but What if I Still Mess Up?

The self is composed of two primary structures: the "grandiose self" and the "idealized parental imago." The grandiose self refers to our sense of being special and important, while the idealized parental imago refers to our internalized images of our parents as idealized, perfect beings. Peforming requires the ability to be grandiose from with a strong self.

DEVELOP THE SKILLS TO MANAGE ANXIETY AND PERFORMANCE PRESSURE
A Strong, Cohesive Self is Integral to NYC Acting and Performing.

Together we'll look at your specific challenges, whether it's rejection, performance anxiety, inconsistent work, intense competition, or substance abuse. With better self-esteem your are more likely to have confidence in your abilities, which can translate into better performances on stage or screen. You'll be more likely to take risks and push yourself creatively with the confidence that you have the skills and talent to succeed.

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