Carole Spivack, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan who works with individuals and couples, specializing in anger management, assertiveness and relationship issues such as communication. Carole is a graduate of Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler Graduate School of Social Work. She also has her Masters of Business Administration and was in the corporate world, providing a unique complement for individuals experiencing work related challenges and informing her executive and professional coaching and counseling services.
Carole has almost 30 years experience. Her practice spans a wide range of ages, ethnicities and religions. Carole works with individuals and couples on stress and anger management issues, relationship difficulties and on challenges they may have communicating effectively with partners, family, friends, or co-workers.
Carole is a cognitive behavioral therapist who uses a practical, interactive, solution-focused strength-based approach. She provides support and practical feedback, helping you find your individual tools for thinking about life in a new way and developing a wider range of possibilities. Carole employs a combination of conventional and alternative treatments, drawing on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them identify and build upon unique strengths to achieve personal life goals.
In general, Carole begins the process by listening to what brings you to therapy and gathers information about your background and history. Then, together, you decide on the goals of your treatment. She helps you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns by using methods that allow you to find answers within, leading to changes that meet your goals.
There are some situations in which an individual may dismiss therapy although it could make a significant difference in the quality of his or her life. For example, you may want to have couple's therapy but your partner resists, so you may give up on the idea. I encourage you to make that call. By changing the way you think about your experience, you may be able to change your behavior and affect the behavior of those around you. That is why you might consider therapy, even if your partner resists.
If you are experiencing stress, or a nagging sense that your life is not what it could be, reach out to see how therapy could help you learn about yourself and others and make changes you never dreamed possible.
Additional Training: Carole trained in psychoanalytical psychotherapy, strength-based and solution-focused techniques, and cognitive behavioral treatments.
License and Certifications: Licensed Certified Social Worker in New York
Professional Memberships: National Association of Social Workers