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What We Treat

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Understanding the Need for Therapy

Why Mental Healthcare Is Important

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that as many as one in five adults in America have a mental illness. Data from 2019 shows over 51 million people met the diagnostic criteria for a mental illness in that year. Mental illness is not one specific diagnosis but a range of conditions ranging in severity from mild to severe. Examining the data about the most common mental health conditions is beneficial as it helps reinforce the signs and symptoms of mental illness you may see in a friend or loved one.   

Untreated mental illness is a common problem in the U.S and worldwide. Here in America, a large percentage of those who could benefit from mental health treatment will never get the help they need to overcome symptoms. Approximately 46% of adults and 50% of adolescents and teens with a mental illness received treatment in 2020. This leaves a significant portion of the population without the support and guidance they need to start living their lives without the challenges of mental illness.

How We Can Help You

Who We Help

Ariel Wallins Therapy Group is a New York City-based mental health treatment program. Our private practice setting offers individual psychotherapy counseling for adults over age 18. No matter why you reach out to us, we aim to provide a safe and comfortable space where you can learn more about the concerns and challenges at the root of mental health symptoms.

Trauma can take on many forms in a person’s life. Let us help you learn how to deal with trauma and overcome through healing techniques.

Find out how we can help those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder discover new techniques to treat and manage OCD.

Learn more about how we can help you build new ways to cope with anxiety and the stress that comes with anxiety disorders.

Expert & Compassionate Therapy in New York City

Our Mental Health Specialties

Although many indicators of possible mental illness do overlap, there are various condition-specific signs as well. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health diagnoses (more than 19%) in the United States, followed by major depressive disorder (8.4%) and post-traumatic stress disorder (3.6%). You can seek help for these and several other common mental health concerns at Ariel Wallins Therapy Group.


Depression or major depressive disorder is a mood disorder. The alterations in mood associated with depression go well beyond merely feeling "a case of the blues" or "down in the dumps." The severity of depressive episodes and related symptoms will vary throughout a person's life. Major depressive disorder has proven itself a highly recurrent illness, with at least half of the people who experience one depressive episode having one or more additional episodes in their lifetime. In addition, current evidence suggests each subsequent depressive episode further increases your risk of future bouts of depression in your lifetime. For example, an individual who has had two episodes is seventy percent more likely to experience further episodes—that number grows to ninety percent after the third episode.


Symptoms people with anxiety disorders experience differ significantly from normal, everyday anxiety. They are a group of mental illnesses that cause constant and overwhelming feelings of anxiety and fear. Those who struggle with excessive anxiety tend to avoid situations that cause these emotions. This can mean avoiding going to work, school, family events, and other social problems that may trigger (or worsen) anxiety symptoms.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted, repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain things (compulsions). Obsessive-compulsive order goes beyond checking the front door to see if it is locked or the oven to ensure it is off. Someone who meets the diagnostic criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder feels an overwhelming compulsion to repeatedly act out certain rituals or habits. Although many people with OCD know their behaviors, actions and thoughts are illogical, they are often unable to stop them even if they complicate their day-to-day lives in unnecessary or detrimental ways.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a complex mental illness that can result from a variety of factors. Most commonly, symptoms of PTSD develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Trauma or traumatic events can be many things. Common examples include assault, serious injury, abuse, natural disasters, experiencing acts of terrorism, and abuse, among others. Statistics indicate that post-traumatic stress disorder affects approximately 6% of adults in their lifetime.

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are a group of mental health diagnoses often characterized by inflexible, often unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns. Someone with a personality disorder will typically struggle to forge and maintain healthy relationships with others or manage everyday problems in ways considered normal or acceptable by others. They will frequently believe their thoughts and actions, although typically contrary to what is socially acceptable, are entirely normal. The actions and feelings of someone with a personality disorder often lead to them placing the blame for their difficulties on others.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness most known for the extreme shifts in mood experienced by those who have the diagnosis. Bipolar disorder is a prevalent mental illness. It is estimated that approximately 2.5 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with it. Most commonly, bipolar disorder is diagnosed when a person reaches their early twenties. There is no cure for bipolar disorder; however, with proper treatment, it is possible to live with minimal symptoms or impact on daily functioning. To properly understand how treatment options may benefit your teen, it is first helpful to understand the illness itself.

Stress Management

Stress is a typical physical and psychological response to an external event. Events such as arguing with a loved one or facing work deadlines can all lead to stress. In most cases, emotions linked to a stress response subside once the situation that led to stress has been resolved. Because an external trigger or event leads to stress, confronting these situations head-on may help alleviate them. On the other hand, if you find you are experiencing prolonged or chronic stress, it may be beneficial to seek an alternate way to help alleviate your symptoms.

Certified & Trusted Therapists in NYC

Ariel Wallins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker helping to provide New York City residents with trusted mental health solutions.

Finding a Therapist Who Works for You

What to Look for in a
NYC Therapist

Choosing the right therapist to help you achieve your treatment needs and goals is an important decision. Working with the right therapy team is essential to reclaiming your emotional health and overall well-being. When you know what to look for in a therapist in NYC, you are better equipped to find the right person to help you begin your treatment journey.

There are several factors you must consider when choosing a therapist in NYC. Examples include:

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Find a Therapist in New York City Who Understands Your Needs

Finding a therapy provider with whom you feel safe and comfortable is essential to achieving lasting recovery. During therapy, you will most likely approach uncomfortable and difficult subjects. You may open up and share things you have never disclosed to another, even those close to you. For these reasons, working with someone you will open up to is crucial. But, there are many options for therapists, so finding the right one may feel like a daunting task.


Although the process of finding the “best” fit may seem challenging, it is worth the steps required. When you find the right person, you will feel like that person is invested in helping you heal, grow and change, leading to better treatment outcomes. To learn more about finding a good therapist in NYC, contact a member of our team at Ariel Wallins Therapy Group.

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