It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Dr. Jane Benjamin on the morning of December 18th. Jane joined The Counseling Center more than 28 years ago and brought with her competence, clarity, and compassion. Jane listened intently and heard beyond the words. She was always able to feel the feelings, think the thoughts, and find the words to heal the hurt. As TCC grew and enlarged, Jane’s role grew and enlarged as well--first as our liaison with Sarah Lawrence College, then as our clinical director. Her door, like her heart, was always open. Her vision was to be connected, open, and growing, and that is how we will always remember her.

Jane passed peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by dear family and friends. At her request, a public memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.

The passing of Dr. Benjamin may impact those in the community who have known Jane, or worked with her at some point. If anyone is particularly upset by this news and would like to have a conversation with someone at our center, we are open to hearing from you. Please email Dr. Klein, Clinical Director, at j.klein@counselingcenter.org


At The Counseling Center

we help people solve problems, wrestle with painful or confusing feelings and navigate through difficult times. Our goal is to help people build new and expanded lives for themselves. Whether you are seeking individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy or pastoral counseling, we can provide you with the guidance and support you need. We are a group of highly trained psychotherapists with varying areas of specialization. We do not believe that there is one kind of psychotherapy that works for every person. Our therapists work with clients to tailor the treatment to each person’s unique needs.

Phone: 914-793-3388

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Services

Child & Family Therapy

Realizing your child could benefit from psychotherapy is often a gradual process. It can involve feedback from teachers and school administrators, or sometimes from family and friends.
Alternatively, a parent may observe his or her own child, and slowly awaken to the idea that his or her child needs support. This realization can be...

Marriage/Couples Counseling

There are many issues in a relationship that couples therapy can help to resolve. Some specific areas where we can help include:
- Chronic/ repetitive arguments that never get adequately resolved
- Angry exchanges in which the anger escalates to an uncomfortable level.
- Conflicting philosophies about parenting strategies and difficulty reaching compromise
- Intimacy problems
- Infidelity

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With the help of a skilled couples therapist, partners can learn new, more effective ways of speaking and listening to one another. And they can also learn to recognize what makes things go wrong in the relationship and how both members of a couple feed into these destructive patterns. By working in couples therapy, people ultimately learn how to create the intimate loving relationship that they truly want.

Individual Psychotherapy

All of the psychotherapists at The Counseling Center are trained in individual psychotherapy and have a minimum of 20 years of experience in the field.

All clinicians are licensed by the state of New York. The process of therapy begins by meeting with a member of our staff for an initial evaluation. During this time, which usually lasts 1-3 sessions, the therapist hears about what is bringing the person in for help, and together the therapist and client discuss a treatment plan.

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Group & Career

Group psychotherapy is a type of therapy that involves one or more psychotherapists meeting with several individuals together. Groups can be formed around a theme, such as bereavement, divorce recovery, trauma or parenting…… or they can be open-ended psychotherapy groups. Some groups are time-limited while some are ongoing.

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Life Transitions

We all experience life transitions during the course of our lives. Some emerge quite predictably and naturally like getting a first job, becoming a parent, seeing children off to college, helping parents as they age or facing retirement...

Others occur unexpectedly and traumatically, such as facing a divorce, the death of a spouse, the loss of a job or a serious illness. All transitions, whether expected or not, involve moving from a known and practiced situation to one which is unfamiliar and not yet established.

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