MTZ Counseling is a group practice of talented and well-trained psychotherapists under the clinical direction and supervision of Michal Tziyon, LCSW. We offer counseling and psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families.

We are located in the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

 
 
 
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Our Mission Is To Provide High Quality Services That Are Tailored To Each Individual’s Needs.


Our team of therapists bring skill, experience and sensitivity to their work. Our therapists are caring, devoted and provide a non-judgmental, accepting environment in which you will feel comfortable to do the remarkable work of psychotherapy.

When you meet with your therapist for the initial consultation, you will find a comfortable environment with an excellent professional who will guide you through your process. Your treatment is tailored to your needs and your situation as you collaboratively work with your therapist towards your goals.

Please contact us with any questions. To schedule an appointment online, click the book now button in the top right corner.

 

Approach


Counseling And Psychotherapy

In our work with clients, we take into account the myriad influences that make us who we are - our biology, psychology, social environment, current situation and history. Together we talk about the different influences, try to understand them and work towards changing the things the client would like to change. The purpose of the collaboration between the client and therapist is to assist the client in achieving their goals. Our task is to listen and respond in a way that is unique to each individual client. 

We utilize a wide range of modalities in our work with clients. With a firm foundation in psychodynamic theory and practice, our clinicians augment their work with various theoretical and practical interventions that suit the client’s needs. This eclectic approach includes orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS) and mindfulness approaches.

 
 

Presenting Problems

People come to us for help with a wide range of reasons, including:

  • We help people who feel stuck and want to find a way to make changes in their lives.

  • Life transitions, such as a breakup, divorce, relocation, illness or career changes.

  • Feelings of depression and anxiety.

  • Struggles with body image and eating patterns.

  • Challenges managing alcohol and drug use.

  • Recovery from childhood trauma and abuse.

  • Recovery from recent trauma.

  • Working through loss and grief.

  • Dissociative identity experiences.

  • Ongoing support for an existing mental health diagnosis.

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Services


We provide counseling and Psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples and families.

In treatment, your therapist will first and foremost help you feel comfortable. The client is encouraged to talk as openly as possible. Speaking openly in this nonjudgmental, accepting environment opens the door to change. We discover new things about ourselves. We create narrative. We have new thoughts, which leads to an ability to take new actions. It becomes possible to find relief from repetitive, destructive behaviors and relationship patterns. We can learn how to become more accepting of who we are and find relief from inner turmoil. We are able to create productive, creative ways of being in the world that are true to who we are.

Our therapists are skilled in various modalities of treatment, including: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic and Trauma Theory. Our range of training enables us to tailor our approach to the specific needs of the person we are working with, based on the individual’s goals.

In relationships it is often challenging to find ways to meet the needs of both members of a couple. Communication can easily become reactive and contentious. Alternately, some individuals shut down or withdraw when confronted with emotional pain and disappointment.

Many aspects of couple life may go awry or be riddled with conflict, such as money, sex and parenting. The work of the couple is to sort through the conflicts whilst working on changing harmful patterns of relating and communicating. Space is created so both members of the couple can express themselves and be heard by each other. Working through feelings of frustration, disappointment, betrayal, anger and hurt can open the door to renewed feelings of love and longing. Learning to find forgiveness and to express love and affection, allows the couple to thrive again.

Family therapy is an effective therapeutic intervention at any stage of the family, including families with adolescents or adult children. On staff, we have a child specialist, Heidi Boyson, MHC-LP, for clients who are seeking child therapy and family therapy for school age children (5-13 years).

Various life stressors and transitions, or just the ordinary demands of life, can make communication and collaboration challenging in the family system. As we all grow and change, whether we are children, adolescents or adults, these changes can be hard to manage in relationships – how to be with each other and communicate with one another as we or our circumstances transform. Through family therapy, communication is addressed with the goal of creating mutually respectful relationships for all involved. Creating a well balanced family system in which all are heard and feelings are processed, will facilitate finding workable solutions to day to day problems and conflicts, as well as working through dynamics of relationships, whether they are between parents and children, siblings or more complex dynamics with all involved.

We are open to referrals for a new, ongoing, process group focused on a harm reduction approach to substance abuse.

The group will meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:45pm, at MTZ Counseling. The facilitator is Jeremey Chase, LMHC, NCC. Please see Jeremey’s bio on our About Us page.

Referrals for this group should be adults with a substance use problem - such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, pharmaceuticals or any substance - that interferes with their mental health, work, relationships, and the pursuit of life goals. Participants should be motivated for treatment, able and willing to maintain consistent attendance.

Group counseling is a powerful therapeutic tool for treating substance abuse and misuse. This harm-reduction group provides many positive benefits, including reducing social isolation, allowing members to be mutually supportive and take part in the recovery of others. Participants will explore how substance abuse may arise from underlying symptoms of depression, anxiety and loneliness, which often arise from underlying life experiences. Group members will collaborate on how to best manage their substance use, whether by choosing abstinence or by reducing use to more manageable levels. This group provides a safe, open space, where members can speak candidly about their use and misuse, and receive both empathy and feedback from other members.

 
 
 

 Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Making the first step to connect with a therapist is not an easy one, and we are happy to answer any questions to help you feel more at ease in this process.

 
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Getting Started


 

You will receive a response within one business day. Email is our preferred method of communication in the initial stages and guarantees the promptest response. 

You will see an email address next to each therapist’s profile. If you are interested in meeting with that therapist, or asking that therapist a specific question, feel free to contact them directly. 

You may book an appointment online by clicking on the book now button in the lower left corner. This will direct you to our updated online schedule. Once you select your desired service (Initial Consultation, Individual, child, couple, family or EMDR), you will be directed to the practice calendars. You will be able to select either all available appointments for that service, or appointments for that service available with specific therapists. You will be able to select a time and date at your convenience. You will be asked to complete a brief form to complete the process. 

Once your appointment is booked, you will receive a welcome email from your assigned therapist within one business day. Your therapist will confirm your appointment and provide all the details needed to attend your appointment. 

 

If you are using in-network insurance, your therapist will request the needed information to verify your insurance. Your insurance cost will be verified prior to your first appointment, so that you will be aware of cost prior to attending your first session. If you are using out of network insurance, we will assist you in verifying insurance as well. If you are an out of network or self paying client, you will reach a mutually agreed upon fee with your therapist at your first appointment. 

Payment is expected at the time of the appointment. We take cash, checks and credit cards. Please go to our Policies and Fees section for more details regarding verifying insurance and setting fees. 

Once you have booked an appointment, you are welcome to request a brief (15-20 minute) phone consultation with your assigned therapist to help you feel more comfortable prior to attending your initial consultation. While this can be helpful, we find that the best way to get a sense of the therapist and determine the goodness of fit between you and your therapist, is to come meet with your assigned therapist in person at the initial consultation.