Therapy for Addiction in NYC
CONQUER YOUR ADDICTION
DR. MATTHEW PALDY
BECOME THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE
I Know I've Been Drinking A Lot Lately, but It's Not a Big Deal. I Can Handle It.

Addiction is a manifestation of a weakened or developmentally arrested self. It may relate to an inability to integrate different aspects of your personality and experiences into a cohesive sense of identity. Addictive behaviors and substance abuse are ineffective attempts to reinforce the individual's feelings of self-cohesion and become a way of avoiding self-awareness and pain while temporarily inflating the person with a sense of grandiosity. These defensive strategies lead to further fragmentation of the self and a downward spiral.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS JOURNEY
You Know Your Behavior is Hurting Others, but You Can't Help Yourself.

Substance abuse can be thought of as a maladaptive way of coping with underlying emotional pain, conflicts, or trauma. It is a symptom of deeper unresolved psychological issues, rather than a simple matter of physical dependence on a substance or behavior. As a NYC addiction therapist I can help you understand and overcome your addiction.

YOU CAN OVERCOME YOUR ADDICTION
It's Not That Bad, I Can Quit Anytime I Want To.

Addiction is often viewed as a form of self-medication, a way to numb or escape from painful feelings, memories, or experiences. The addictive behavior or substance may provide temporary relief or a sense of pleasure, but it ultimately perpetuates the cycle of pain and reinforces a negative self-concept.

WITH MY HELP YOU CAN GROW
It's Not About Being Perfect, It's About Making Progress.

I will help you through a process of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-transformation. Together we can explore the causes of your addiction, help you develop a more authentic and integrated sense of self, and find healthier ways of coping with emotional pain and stress.

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GET HELP WITH YOUR ADDICTION
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