People who come to see me have a story to tell, a story that others are not hearing. When people tell me their stories, I listen… I hear them. In turn, I can provide insight and intuition to help them look at their lives…their patterns, their choices. My role is to help my clients understand how their stories were written and what they mean. My job is to empower my clients to continue to write their story in the way they want it to be written.
Experience: Prior to founding Westport Family Counseling, Director, Nicholas Strouse studied and worked with treatment teams at several major hospitals, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Silver Hill Hospital. Mr. Strouse did his undergraduate work at New York University, received his masters from Adelphi University, and attended classes at the Child Trauma Institute, where he trained in EMDR. Mr. Strouse is certified in EMDR and specializes in the use of adaptive treatment strategies. This multi-modality model makes it possible to adjust treatment for crisis or routine. Mr. Strouse has given several presentations on Trauma and the Recovery of Self, and he is currently preparing lectures on The Physics of Love, and Technology and the Adolescent Brain; in addition, he is working on a book, The Avatar Self: The Psychology Of Living In The Digital World.
Theoretical Background: Self-psychology, Object-relations, Attachment Theory
Types of Therapy practiced: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, EMDR
Works With: Individuals, Couples, Families
Client Age Range: Children, Adolescents, Adults