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Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD, LCSW

Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD., LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and a psychotherapist and is director of the New Center for Advanced Psychotherapy Studies.

The No-Fee Session

Posted by Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD, LCSW on 5/20/14 - 11:15 PM
I live in a neighborhood in New Jersey where people say hello to one another in the street even if they don’t know each other well. One man stood out for me in the many years I am living here: He doesn’t say hello even though he sees me several times a week. He doesn’t even bother to nod his head. I could never understand what I had done to him, but I just felt as if he hated me. One...

The Power of Custom in Psychotherapy

Posted by Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD, LCSW on 6/18/13 - 5:45 PM
It’s the kind of telephone call that every therapist gets and every therapist hates to get. “I’m sorry to disappoint you on such short notice, but I can’t come in today.” It was a patient who had come only once before, the week prior, and though he was articulate about what troubled him, one could discern that he was deeply conflicted about who he wanted help from or whether he even wanted help at all to solve his problems or even ease...

The Therapist and the Fee: Why Everything Works out and Also Doesn’t

Posted by Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD, LCSW on 4/9/13 - 1:39 PM
A close friend of mine is a wonderful therapist, a child of the 60s, a gifted man, large-souled, big-hearted and wise. His practice nourishes him and is saturated with life. He is committed to a worldview that eschews anything close to greed. “I won’t ask my patients for more, at least not if I can avoid it,” he says. “Often I will wait years to do it.” My friend’s position makes perfect sense to me. He is a thoughtful and principled...
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