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Provider Spotlight: Marcia Luskin; LMHC; CRC

August 16, 2018

With over 40 years of experience, Marcia Luskin is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor(CRC).  Her theory is simple, everyone has different needs, so why should all treatment plans be the same?  She always poses a question to her clients at intake, “If you woke up tomorrow and therapy […]

Provider Spotlight: Gene Gardino; LCSW; MSW

August 9, 2018

Gene Gardino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University. He also trained at the renowned Ackerman Institute for Couples and Families and has experience consulting with schools for teacher training and parent education. Gene Gardino, LCSW has been in private practice for 20 years and is […]

Restoring a Sense of Peace Through the Senses

August 7, 2018

By: Andrew Greenberg When we get in touch with our senses, such as by taking a moment to listen to the wind blow or to feel it blowing on our face, we restore a state of balance and harmony between the mind and the body because, through our body, we are connecting our mind.  Thus, we feel […]

The 20 Worst Moments Mets Fans Shared To Get Free Therapy

August 3, 2018

Earlier this week, UMA announced Free Therapy for Mets Fans. There was only one stipulation. In order to earn a free therapy session, new UMA users had to share their most difficult moment as a Mets fan. Fortunately / Unfortunately, we’ve had hundreds of people already submitting their worst Mets moments in order to get free […]

Free Therapy for New York Mets Fans

August 2, 2018

UMA Health CEO Offers Therapy to Fellow Struggling Mets Fans Yesterday, UMA Health CEO Dave Kerpen announced that the company will be offering free therapy sessions with licensed mental health providers for any self-identified New York Mets fans. For a limited time, struggling Mets fans can redeem their free therapy session at FreeTherapyforMetsFans.com. The announcement comes […]

Get The Help You Need

July 23, 2018

Video Credit: Michael Kilcoyne  Dave: My dad has struggled with chronic bipolar disorder for the last three decades. Slide: On my father’s 18th birthday, his mother, my grandmother, committed suicide. Slide: My father has dealt with mental health issues ever since. Dave: While my dad’s illness has always been part of my narrative and I’ve […]

Figuring Out How to Feel It Out

July 18, 2018

By Madeleine Dopico “What is a therapist going to tell me that I haven’t already analyzed and figured out myself?” That was the answer I gave. Or rather, that was the excuse I gave, to run my personal growth show exclusively the way I wanted. I’d never been to therapy until now. As a creative, […]

What Type of Therapy Works Best?

July 9, 2018

By Michael Zone LCSW-P, ACSW, MS, MEd, JD For well over 25 years, research has been done on the effectiveness of different types of therapy and counseling. This includes both theories of counseling (i.e. cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic) and therapeutic modalities (i.e. individual, family). Research has consistently shown the effectiveness, broadly speaking, of behavioral, cognitive-behavior and psycho-dynamic […]

Is Work Making You Crazy? Literally?

July 2, 2018

Let’s dismiss the PC yielding right up front. We’re going to talk about mental health and your work and how disguised and undiagnosed and unrecognized problems can be. So what is crazy? For this purpose it is not a poor euphemism for mentally ill but rather a synonym to take seriously. As two highly successful […]

Be Proactive: Teaching Positive Mental Health Practices

June 28, 2018

In recent weeks, the topic of mental health has come to the forefront of media attention. The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain came as a shock to many. From an outside perspective, it seemed as though they had it all.. But that’s just it, we’re all on the outside looking in to another person. […]