Dr. Shirley Herscovitch Schaye
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- Therapy Orientation:
- Psychoanalytic, Relational Therapy, Psychodynamic, Family/Marital Therapy, Coaching, Interpersonal, Family Systems Therapy, Eclectic, Play Therapy, Other
- Age Focus:
- Adults, Any age, Children, Teenagers
- Anger Management, Child or Adolescent Issues, Divorce, Compulsive Disorders, OCD, Other, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gay Lesbian Issues, Child Assessments, Parenting, Women, Sex Therapy, Loss or Grief, Infertility or Adoption, Dissociative Disorders, Life Coaching, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Depression
- Treatment Modality:
- Couples, Individuals, Families, Groups
- Any Ethnicity
- Sexual Orientation:
- Any Orientation
- Religious Beliefs:
- Any Religion
- Last updated:
- Aug 17, 2013
- Dr. Schaye & Dr. Schaye ...
- Life Is Worth Living Because...
- It's better than the alternative --- In all seriousness though, if one finds that they think life is not worth living they should seriously think about getting help from a therapist so that they could enjoy their lives.
- About My Work
As mentioned below in My Story, I do psychotherapy with adults, children and adolescents. I also consult with businesses and schools. I supervise psychotherapy students and teach a Continuous Case Seminar on how to do psychotherapy.
In addition, I am on two Boards --- my alma mater --- McGill University and on the Board of the Contemporary Freudian Society.
- My Story
Help resolve human conflicts wherever they exist — in the work force in schools, in families, between couples and in marriages (including divorce mediation).I also work as a consultant to schools. I deal with many different issues such as: bullying, learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD (I work with adults in this area as well).
Because of my post doctoral training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and years of experience, I specialize in getting to the root of conflicts which enables me to work with any person involved in human activity regardless of the setting — e.g., business, individual, family, marital, couple — Adult,child, adolescent — to identify the problem issues and help to resolve them.
I am a psychoanalyst ( which means that in addition to a PhD in psychology I have another 10 plus years of training. There is a concept that as a psychoanalyst, I need to deal with on a daily basis. All of us — you, me, your friends, everybody repeats their past. We internalize what went on when we are young and then merely repeat symbolically, if not literally what happened when we were growing up. If it was a good past — then no problem, we are repeating a good past. However, when the past was not good we repeat that too. We do not have the capacity to not repeat the past. So, one might ask, what should I do? None of us is capable of changing how our past influences the present. One needs someone who has the in-depth training to help them change their past so that they don’t keep repeating it. All of us try to change the trauma we have experienced as children but low and behold, we merely repeat the past over and over with the hope of changing things but nothing ever changes. Only psychodynamically oriented treatment can help someone change the past.
|Years in Practice:||30+ Years|
|Graduated from:||National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Freudian Society|
|License issued in:||New York|
|License Expiry:||Dec 2014|
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Cost & Payment Modalities
|Avg Cost (session):||greater than $150|
|Insurances accepted:||Out of Network|
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Dr. Shirley Schaye's Most Recent Activity on Choose Help
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 08:47 - Apr 10, 2013 Professional Help is Required in Dealing with Impulse Control
Hello, I have had some problems with impulse control since growing up as in when I didn't get my way at home, I slammed doors, I am 39 now and in rage have run away from home 3 times in the last yr only to return feeling confused about my own ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:02 - Mar 23, 2013 Early Childhood Problems are Compulsively Repeated: Psychoanalysis needs to know Early History to Help Work Through the Past
Is it possible to do psychoanalysis and not focus on my childhood experiences? I feel like my subconscious desires sabotage my relationship attempts but I am not really very interested in rehashing a lot of my difficult childhood experiences now ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 08:52 - Mar 18, 2013 Rule Out Organicity First --- then seek out help from a Therapist
I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I just don’t feel comfortable in my own skin. It’s not like I am anxious around people or lonely when I am alone or anything specific like that I just feel sort of uncomfortable and edgy all the time for no reason ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 11:35 - Jan 25, 2013 Never Socializing is not good
I am not married and don’t have any close friends and both my parents are dead. I feel fine though. I like being alone. Everything in society tells me I should not be satisfied with my life. My sister is constantly harassing me to do things with ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:41 - Jan 13, 2013 Stages of Grief Vary With Each Individual
Is there any truth to the stages of grief…first denial etc.? I just lost someone important to me and I don’t think I am going through what I am supposed to be going through. Am I weird or are the stages of grief wrong?
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:45 - Dec 14, 2012 Higher authorities are needed to stop this boy from bullying you
I am in grade 8. Theres a guy from another school that I see every day on my way home from school. He takes my school bag and dumps my books out and calls me fag and gay. He is a lot bigger than me. My uncle has brass knuckles and I know where he ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 09:34 - Nov 07, 2012 You need an In-Person Consultation with a therapist for someone to do a Proper Diagnosis
Sometimes when I am walking home from the bus at night I get very scared and I think that people walking behind me are going to attack me. It feels totally real like my life is in danger and it takes all my self control to not freak out and run away ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:40 - Nov 01, 2012 A Second Opinion For Ruling Out Organicity is in Order --- Then A Psychological Consultation
I am getting weird pains in my abdomen. The doctors can't find any explanation for them and since they are non localized and I am without other symptoms that would explain them (my liver and kidney function tests cam back fine) they suggested that ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 09:19 - Oct 17, 2012 A Proper Diagnosis is Indicated Before an Action Can Be Taken
I feel like people at my work are against me for no reason. I keep telling myself that I am acting crazy but I swear people are talking about me behind my back and then they stop when I get in the room and I just have this feeling that I am being ...