Individual Therapy

People seek individual therapy for a variety of reasons. Often people enter therapy because they are experiencing intense or difficult emotions or thoughts and their usual ways of coping are overwhelmed. Many individuals come to therapy to identify and work toward implementing lasting changes in their lives. Others come to process and work through their reactions to major life events.

My approach is tailored to the individual clients with whom I work. If we work together, you can expect an open discussion with me about your hopes for therapy and how treatment with me might help you meet your goals. I believe that any successful outcome in therapy must be built on a collaborative, trusting, and open working relationship.

 

I provide integrative individual psychotherapy grounded in several evidence-based theoretical frameworks. I am happy to discuss these in further detail during the course of an initial consultation. 

 

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): A form of cognitive behavioral therapy that includes mindfulness techniques, specific strategies for developing new relationships to difficult thoughts and emotions, and concrete steps to work toward behavioral change

  • Insight-oriented therapy: Exploration of past and present patterns in one's life with a goal of fostering deeper understanding of self and others, leading to lasting change

  • Multicultural lens: Exploration of concerns relating to identity development and expression (e.g., gender, race, sexual orientation, religion), experiences with privilege, and individual and institutional oppression.   

 

Couples Therapy

I work with couples who may be struggling with a variety of concerns, including:

  • communication difficulties

  • trust issues

  • patterns of emotional expression and engagement

  • cultural, religious, and other differences 

  • navigation of relationships with other family members

  • sexual concerns

  • parenting and blended families

  • navigation of relationship configurations (e.g., monogamy, open relationships, polyamory)

 

As a couples therapist, I facilitate a space where all parties can express their concerns, be heard, and work toward fostering deeper understanding and engagement in their relationships. My approach to couples treatment incorporates cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and multicultural approaches.

 

Supervision & Consultation

I have experience providing supervision for pre- and post-licensure psychologists and offer one-on-one supervision for trainees and early career psychologists. Please contact me to discuss your supervision needs.

I have presented at numerous training sites and conferences and am available for consultation and/or in-service training on a variety of topics and issues.  Past presentations and areas of consultation have included:

  • Interventions for addressing burnout in healthcare trainees and professionals

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety disorders

  • Workplace and climate considerations for LGBTQIA+ individuals

  • Interventions for substance use and trauma disorders

Please feel free to contact me to schedule an initial consultation.

Sam Klugman, Psy.D.

303 5th Avenue, Suite 901
New York, NY 10016
(347) 669-0595
dr.klugman@gmail.com