Hello. I’m Dr. Herb Gingold, President of the New York State Psychological Association (2017/2018). I’m a licensed psychologist and I want to thank you for visiting my website. The fact that you are looking at it shows that you have taken an important step towards getting help.
It is rare, these days, to find a place where you can both relax and give the issues of concern to you the time they deserve. In the private and quiet environment of my office, you can take a step back from the daily rush of events and focus on your own well-being. Unplugged and unrushed you can be surprised at how much you can do to make your life what you want it to be no matter what you bring to therapy.
Your suffering CAN be alleviated.
You CAN feel better.
You CAN achieve your goals.
I believe that relationships are at the core of change. Relationships heal.
I believe that everyone should be able to live their lives without being held hostage to their history. While therapy cannot promise happiness, it can clear the way to make it possible. At any age, therapy provides solutions and can help bring both meaning and hope.
By initiating several independent professional peer consultation groups, Dr. Herbert Gingold has made a major creative contribution to enhancing the quality of service in the field of clinical psychology. Many clinicians and many patients have benefitted from his good work. Dr. Rachel Feldman
I just want to thank you for the last 8 years. I came to you at one of the lowest points in my life. After 8 years I consider you my" psychological accountant". You helped me reconcile the past so my life can be in the black, and I can now get through any audit. Michael M.
I’ve had a very difficult life and Dr. Gingold worked with me patiently and kindly until I was able to put it into perspective and move past the terrible things that happened to me. I can now enjoy my life. Something I never expected to happen. Allie W.
My wife said if I didn’t go to therapy she would leave me. It took me a long time to learn to trust Dr. Herb but eventually he got through to me. It took even longer to face what a bad husband and father I’d been. But, once I did I was able to start treating my wife and children better. I still have a long way to go, but my family is happier, now, and so am I. Nathan K.
When I first saw Dr. G. I realized how miserable I was about getting old. My friends were moving away or dying. I became isolated. I didn’t like my life anymore. I thought a lot about dying. Dr. G. helped me see how I was giving up. I know I can’t go back in time, but I feel less lonely, now, and more hopeful for the future. Ron S.
I knew I was a lesbian since I was a teenager. My family was religious family and I could not tell them. Because of my work with Herb I was able to overcome my self-hatred and accept my sexual orientation. I have a partner now; we’ve found a gay-friendly church. I don’t know how it will work out with my family but I’m hoping they will come around. Meanwhile, I have friends and a life that means something. Thank you, Herb. Esther R.
I came to Dr. Gingold at the lowest point in my life. I was a minister and I was losing faith. My congregation knew something was wrong. I didn’t know how to get myself out of this tangle. Dr. Gingold let me explore my confusion without pushing me in any direction. I ultimately left the church and I am going back to school to become a teacher. Without his patience and acceptance I don’t think I would have been able to make any change and I feel sure I did the right thing because every day I feel clear-headed. J. L.
I spent much of my life alone or in brief relationships that gave me nothing. I was feeling so lonely and having only empty sex that left me feeling depressed. I knew I needed help. With Herb I was able to make sense of what I was doing and start dating seriously. It’s been a year and my girlfriend and I are still together. It looks like it may work. Stan R.
When I came for my first session with Dr. Gingold 4 years ago I was very scared that he wouldn’t be able to help me. I had seen several therapists over the prior years trying to overcome my anxiety about going out. I would go (I had to get to work) but it was always difficult. Eventually, working with Dr. Gingold I was not only able to go out but even enjoyed it sometimes. I was able to do things I used to enjoy especially being with friends. By the time I left therapy two years ago I was feeling better than I had been feeling ever. When Dr. Gingold asked me to write this testimonial I couldn’t be more pleased. A. N.
Many people live their lives removed from real feeling.
As a result they are not really living their lives at all.