Mr. Zimmerman's Manhattan based psychotherapy practice is tailored per individual. He specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and associated issues such as Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship Difficulties.
Mr Zimmerman's thought regarding the treatment of OCD: "If you are stuck in an obsessive rhythm and compulsive circle of checking and ruminating – scrupulosity, religiosity, seeking perfection and certainty, I will help you to move out of that hell via ERP/CBT (behavioral techniques) and psychodynamic processing. At first, we will bring the symptoms toward remission and then in the understanding as to the nature of the symptoms, deeper and long term, stronger, healing usually occurs.
As a psychoanalytic, and behavioral, psychotherapist, Mr. Zimmerman will help you to understand thoughts and behaviors that limit your productivity; for example, an athlete who "cares too much" to take action and thus make a mistake – 'becoming frozen, low confidence, the yips,' might all be old behaviors based on faulty thinking and ties to distorted object relations both in the past and present and dreams for the future.
"Douglas helped me to say 'fuck it.' To finally understand the past and put it to rest. To recognize that time is precious and that I must live! I understood and grieved the past failures at the same time as making new memories. And creating new successes, both in my art , and in my relationships."
Douglas Zimmerman M.A. Ed., LCSW Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (BTTI Certified)
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