Therapy Specialist

Family Addiction Specialist

Addiction Counselor & Clinical Hypnotherapist located in Brooklyn, NY & Manhattan, New York, NY

If you have unresolved issues from your past that are holding you back from moving forward, you may benefit from therapy. Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people live happy and fulfilling lives.


If you have unresolved issues from your past that are holding you back from moving forward, you may benefit from therapy. Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people live happy and fulfilling lives.

While Lin and Aaron's coaching services are a more goal driven and action oriented approach, Lin and Aaron also offer therapy services for individuals who need to “work through.” They have noticed that some struggle with residual feelings even after making improvements in their lives. Therapy is used not only to address a wide range of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, but also for issues pertaining to relationships, various life stressors, or internal struggles regarding your sense of self.

Lin and Aaron specialize in identifying the root cause of your presenting concerns and building insight into maladaptive behaviors, beliefs, and/or feelings. Through therapy with Lin and Aaron you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, process past traumas, work through limiting beliefs, and more. Initiating therapy can be a major step towards creating more balance and harmony in your life.

Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you end internal struggles that cause negative beliefs, low self-esteem, and difficulty interacting with others. Lin Anderson, LMHC, MA, EdM, and Aaron Sternlicht, LMHC, CASAC, at Family Addiction Specialist offer a unique approach to therapy for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other mental health conditions. To learn more about therapy, call Family Addiction Specialist in Brooklyn or Manhattan in New York City to schedule an initial assessment. 

What is therapy?

Therapy is a form of counseling that focuses on identifying and understanding unresolved personal issues that have a negative effect on your feelings, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. It allows you to process past experiences and residual feelings, so they no longer control your thoughts and actions, resulting in greater self-awareness, a more positive outlook, and a sense of balance and harmony in your life.

Who can benefit from therapy?

If you’re struggling with issues that affect your mental health, you can benefit from therapy. Lin and Aaron provide therapy to individuals whether they have an addiction or not. Some of the conditions that Lin and Aaron address with therapy include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Past trauma
  • Relationship troubles
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Poor self-image

Therapy can also address general life issues and stressors and help you approach challenges and life events in the healthiest possible way.

Which type of therapy is right for me?

You are a unique individual, and Lin and Aaron believe that the process of therapy should reflect that uniqueness. They take a personalized approach to therapy, drawing on their extensive training and clinical experience in a variety of psychotherapy disciplines to create customized treatment plans designed to discover your root issues quickly, so they can focus on bringing you insight and relief.

Some of the disciplines that Lin and Aaron incorporate into individual therapy include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Family systems theory

This multidisciplinary approach helps you become aware of negative thinking, understand the underlying drives behind your behavior, and discover your own strategies to cope with specific challenges.

How long will I need to be in therapy?

How long you will need to remain in therapy depends on your individual goals, the types of issues you need to work through, and other factors. Unlike more traditional styles of therapy, Lin and Aaron strive to get to the root of your issues as quickly as possible while providing high-quality coaching that has a positive, lasting impact on your emotional health and well-being.

To learn more about therapy, call Family Addiction Specialist, or book an appointment online.