Services Provided

Commack, NY Therapist - Dr. Barbara Edell Fisher - Therapy in Commack, NY

I provide treatment for a variety of areas in psychology. While I do not prescribe medication, its use can be explored and appropriate referrals can be made to prescribing physicians.

The following services are offered:

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy:

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps people to change patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are causing them emotional distress. Patients learn how their thoughts can cause them to feel anxious, depressed or angry.  Habitual reactions to situations are explored and people learn to replace maladaptive behaviors with more effective ones.  Because thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected, therapy focuses on interventions at different points in that cycle.

Mindfulness Practices 

Mindfulness  can be defined as being fully aware of what is happening in the present moment.  It helps people to recognize their habitual thinking patterns and behaviors.  Mindfulness practices have been found to be effective for reducing stress, enhancing self-awareness, and effectively managing difficult thoughts and feelings. Currently, there is a good deal of research supporting the connection between mindfulness and healthy changes in the brain.

Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Instructor (MB-EAT)

Workshops and Presentations offered by Dr. Fisher:

  • A Mindful Approach to Daily Living
  • Promoting a Healthy Body Image
  • You CAN Overcome Performance Anxiety - for Athletes and Performing Artists
  • Sensitivity Training for Volunteers
  • The Spectrum of Disordered Eating