Bad experience. The therapists are not very experienced. I found them not helpful and not compassionate. I have been to a few therapists during my life and this place was the worst. Do not recommend.
Doctor provides help for phobia.
Dr. Robert Reiner provided much needed treatment for my mouse phobia. When I first met with him, he immediately put me at ease. He listened carefully and empathetically and assured me that in the span of just a few months I would be able to have a mouse crawl on me while remaining calm. Of course, I looked at him like he was crazy and doubted that the treatment would ever be successful. But I was also sick of living in fear and so I decided to take a leap of faith and put my trust in Dr. Reiner. This turned out to be a great decision.
Over the course of the treatment, Dr. Reiner slowly and gradually helped to desensitize me to mice. He had me start off by viewing images of mice before exposing me to live mice. Meanwhile, he taught me simple relaxation techniques that helped me to tolerate my anxiety during this process. He also hooked me up to biofeedback equipment to show me that I could control my body’s anxiety response – this discovery was very empowering. Throughout all of this, Dr. Reiner was extraordinarily patient with me and helped me to feel like I was in charge of the process at all times. By the time I graduated from treatment (just a few months after I had begun treatment), I was able to have a mouse run across my foot (my greatest fear prior to embarking on treatment!) while calmly engaging in conversation. I never in a million years thought that I would be able to achieve this, considering I couldn’t even be in the same room as a mouse when I started treatment. My husband could not believe it either and feels very proud of the progress that I’ve achieved.
I feel incredible gratitude towards Dr. Reiner for helping me to shed this irksome phobia that has interfered with my life for too long. I know that I could never have made these gains without his patience, expert guidance, and encouragement. I would encourage anyone who is dealing with a phobia to not hesitate to seek help from Dr. Reiner -- he is simply the best at what he does. Don’t get me wrong, the process can feel difficult at times and progress may not always be purely linear. However, if you invest in the treatment and allow Dr. Reiner to guide you than I have no doubt that you will be as successful as I have been in improving the quality of your life.
Good psychologist. I have suffered from a combination of depression and anxiety that got worse when I moved to NYC. A friend recommended to go to see Dr Reiner who evaluated my situationin the first appointment and later recommended Dr Mitchell Levy, who has said would be a good fit. I have been in treatment for 3 months. At first I did not feel comfortable to open up and talk about how I feel, but when I got to know Dr Levy I realized what a wonderful person he is and our meetings became more and more helpful. I'm not out of the woods yet but I'm more happy and relaxed than I have been in a long time, and I have a feeling things are improving in my life.
Cured of fear of flying. I have suffered from fear of flying and was referred to Dr. Reiner by a friend who had great success with Dr. Reiner's treatment. In addition to finding the treatment incredibly helpful, I also found the staff to be very friendly and up front about fees. My treatment included a session with Dr. Reiner during which we discussed the origins and development of my fear followed by "virtual reality therapy" in which I sat in a chair attached to a monitoring device used to monitor my breathing and heart rate. Then Dr. Reiner put virtual reality headgear on me and ran a progam that simulates an actual flight. Throughout my treatment I was taught how to regulate my breathing and was able to practice effective relaxation strategies as I experienced the various anxiety inducing events during the simulated flight. After 8 sessions Dr. Reiner told me I was ready to fly. Althugh I was nervous about the idea of flying, when I actually experienced that first flght I utilized the tecniques I learned and practiced in his office and was able to remain calm throughout the flight. As a direct resul of my therapy with Dr. Reiner, I no longer consider myself a phobic flyer. I have no doubt that every penny put into
Great treatments, it helped.. I went to Behavioral Associates with my mom due to some problems I am having. I was there for like 5 to 6 treatments and I am totally free of the problem now. It helped me a lot. The psychologist that was helping me really know what he was doing. thanks for helping me!
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