Dr. Mark N. Abrahams
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- Seniors, Teenagers, Adults
- Dissociative Disorders, Anger Management, Gay Lesbian Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent Issues, Divorce, Trauma and PTSD, Addiction or Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Depression, Finding Your Purpose in Life
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- Last updated:
- May 05, 2019
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- Life Is Worth Living Because...
- It is, according to the Buddha, the most optimal form of existence in which to realize Enlightenment.
- About My Work
- I consider myself first and foremost to be a philosopher of mind. My professional counseling credentials are vehicles by which I can practice my own version of Socratic midwifery, which is to say, not to lay an authoritarian trip on my clients, but rather to facilitate the birth of their own self-realization. The instruments that I employ in the service of such midwifery are derived from the disciplines of philosophy, religion, psychology, and hypnosis.
- My Story
Raised in a NJ suburb of NYC by liberal Jewish parents, I was free to explore the outer world, which was rich with fields, brooks, and woodlands. As a schoolboy I was also encouraged to experiment, and my first chemistry sets gave way to an expanding home laboratory in which I conducted many experiments in chemistry, biology, and LASER holography.
College brought a whole new variety of explorations. The physical, social, psychological, and spiritual processes that I became intensely preoccupied with in college fueled my passion for self-discovery. I entered and completed educations in a theological seminary and in graduate school.
These important stages of my development were just the beginning of my life. While love of learning has been my constant companion, I realized along the way that I had a need to share the process of self-actualization in order to help others. My particular contribution to the mental health profession of counseling draws from depth-psychology as well as from existentialist schools, from both Eastern and Western schools on the philosophy of mind. I am not a stranger to the physical disciplines of neuroscience, but the philosophy of counseling, based in education, rather than a medical model, does not treat the client as a patient. That is to say, despite physical correlates to states of mind, unhappy people should not be defined by whatever pathology from which they are suffering. The therapeutic assumption upon which I proceed is based on acknowledgement of the client's essential wholeness, not on a diagnostic term for his/her dis-ease. Individuals are NOT their disease.
|Years in Practice:||30+ Years|
|Graduated from:||University of Maryland|
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|Avg Cost (session):||greater than $150|
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Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:04 - Jan 27, 2020 Tripping Can Be Traumatic
I have suffered with anxiety for almost 14 years now; and I am trying to find the med or combination of meds that can finally help me feel better. The only thing is that my anxiety was directly caused from trying mushrooms when I was 21. I had taken ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 01:49 - Jan 07, 2020 Serious Predicament
In 1996 I entered an alcohol detox facility. Not a drink since, A week or so later I went back to the psych asking for something to help me relax, Rx no help. Asked again and he said what I really wanted was like booze in a pill (benzos). Went ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:52 - Nov 13, 2015 Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde
Hi, within the last few years I have noticed my anger has gotten noticeably worse. Especially when I'm after consuming alcohol. I've found myself saying awful and terrible things to my boyfriends and friends when I'm after alcohol. There has been ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 07:50 - Aug 20, 2014 How Long a Lifetime Do You Want?
I had to stop drinking for an unrelated digestive crisis. I am a 56 year old lifetime heavy drinker and I know what alcohol does to me. I am moderately dependent physically because I drink every day but I am able to stop with no serious issues when ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 01:24 - Jul 30, 2014 Holding Guilt?
If someone leaves rehab early because they can’t take it any more and because they can see that this is not where they supposed to be right now what happens with my insurance (aetna) coverage. Will they still pay for the 4 days they have been there ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:20 - Jul 18, 2014 Melatonin Beats Vitamin C for Sleep
Is tart cherry juice a good idea for sleeping problems with marijuana withdrawal or is it better to just order natural melatonin?
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 09:18 - Jun 14, 2014 Twelve-Step Programs DO Work
Does anyone else have a problem with the 12 steps forcing you to constantly look back at all the shit you did that just makes you feel terrible today now that you are trying to move on? I know I am supposed to learn from it and make amends but the ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 09:25 - Jun 11, 2014 Amino Acids Can Help Various Symptoms, But Be Advised...
What do you think about the supplement NAC to help me deal with cocaine and crack coaine cravings? I have ADHD do you think that the NAC will help with that also or make it worse? I am going to NA meetings but they are only helping a little bit I ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:40 - Jun 06, 2014 Look Again at Your Own Words - Your Answer is Already There
Why do I feel so ashamed when I wake up after drinking if I did not do anything that I am ashamed of the night before? I do not think there is anything wrong with getting drunk in my own house. I am not a violent person actually I am supposed to be ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 10:26 - May 20, 2014 You Don't Need To Do Anything But Be Born And Die...
I am an alcoholic in recovery. I am 8 months sober and I am feeling OK. I drank for 20 years. Do I need to get my liver checked out if I do not have any worrisome symptoms?