Are you Serious About Getting Into Therapy?

Reaching out for help is the first step toward taking control of your Life. My preferred modality of doing psychotherapy is the psychoanalytic approach. During analysis, you will have the ability to tell your story about what brought you into treatment. Through objectivity and active listening, I can provide a unique perspective on your situation and offer feedback to enhance the process. From this point of view, I can also begin to help you gain awareness and insight into your issues in ways that may prove to be new and enlightening. A lot of people tell me that they would like to get back to their "old selves" again. My strategy is to help folks be better than their "old selves" in order to reach their full potential. Coping strategies can be discussed, options can be explored, and plans can be developed through the psychoanalytic work. The goal of the therapeutic process is to help minimize or eliminate your unyielding discomfort and to remove the barriers that may be the cause of you feeling stuck in life. The work, at times, may be difficult, but the results can be rewarding. Is this the right time to take the first step and reach out for the necessary work to begin? Find out how therapy can help. I wish you the best on your exciting new journey.


When to Call a Therapist - Expanded Edition has more information and a new chapter on bipolar disorder (ISBN: 9781949165319):

Whether it's due to fear about asking for help, feeling overwhelmed by which type of help to get, or simply a lack of awareness that their symptoms are danger signs, many people wait far too long to get support when problems crop up.

Frequently, couples enter therapy as a last-ditch effort to save their relationship. Those dealing with anxiety wait until they start fearing the fear itself or develop unhealthy coping strategies. People with substance use disorder wait until they hit "rock bottom." And those suffering from prolonged depression lose the energy or will to seek the help they need. 

When to Call a Therapist outlines the symptoms and behaviors of the most common mental-health issues people suffer from, as well as when and how to seek help. This book will help you overcome roadblocks to getting treatment by teaching you to recognize:

  • The symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks and how to prevent them from hijacking your life
  • When it's "the blues" versus serious depression
  • The signs of a relationship in trouble and how a therapist can help you repair the damage or work through difficult         decisions
  • What unhealthy coping strategies look like and what to do instead
  • When you're facing abuse, neglect, or serious red flags and how to get help
  • How assertiveness and setting healthy boundaries create freedom

Get past damaging, counter-intuitive thinking ("I'm too anxious or sad to talk to someone") and other barriers to healing. Seeking therapy sooner can help you work through issues before they turn into serious problems. Open these pages and take control of your life today!

"Robert's book offers the reader valuable information that...answers questions people...have about how the therapeutic process works. [Clearly there are …benefits to getting help] sooner rather than later . A must read!"  Margaret Debrot, LCSW, PsyA


My greatest hope for you is that you will learn to recognize patterns of behavior that are not working anymore as you begin to find more joy in life. Know that you are deserving of a healthy and successful life and you can navigate past issues that have become barriers on your path. You will undoubtedly face some trials and tribulations along the way, but trust that you can make it and do what you want in life. Thank you for going on this journey with me. 

Note to Reader

In order to ascertain your level of anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, and other debilitating issues, please go to for an extensive list of self-tests. Here you can take a free test and have it scored by Psychology Today to gauge your level of discomfort. For a more comprehensive report, a minimal fee will be charged by Psychology Today. This may be a good place to start on your way to wellness.

For clients looking to schedule an appointment with Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW, a free 15 minute telephone consultation will be offered prior to the session.  Please leave your name, email address, and phone number below.  

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