There are many special things to love about being a mother, but the role comes with many added stressors, worries, and uncertainties. A lot of times women feel alone in their struggles, so it's helpful to hear that others are going through similar things. Women have the same thoughts, same feelings, same anxieties and same worries.
Sometimes people are afraid of going to a therapist or into a group. They feel that there's a stigma about it. But this group is comfortable and open to all because everybody struggles with some anxieties and worries now and then. It's a judgment-free zone.
If you are a mom and interested in learning more about gaining control of panic or anxiety please explore the Moms With Anxiety Group with Dr. Andrea Tesher at the Lukin Center for Psychotherapy. This is a small, confidential, and supportive group that meets virtually to explore and discuss skills to cope with anxiety or stress related to being a mother and balancing all that comes our way.
Starts Friday, March 18th
We will meet virtually on Zoom every Friday from 12:15-1:30pm for 8 weeks.
Dr. Andrea Tesher, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Lukin Center for Psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of adults with anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, difficulties regulating emotions, and relationship problems. Dr. Tesher received her Bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a Masters Degree in General Psychology at New York University and then received her Doctor of Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, part of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. Throughout graduate school Dr. Tesher received extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy and psychological/neuropsychological testing in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospital inpatient units, and college counseling centers. Her experience volunteering in emergency rooms as an advocate for survivors of rape and domestic violence guided her research and clinical interests.
Dr. Tesher joined a research team that focused on women’s issues and she specifically studied the impact of trauma on treatment outcome for female inpatients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Her interest in understanding and treating the affects of trauma continued when she completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System. There she had the privilege of working closely with veterans of all generations struggling with substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. After graduating Dr. Tesher began practicing in an outpatient clinic with private and Workers’ Compensation patients. She provided individual cognitive-behavioral therapy and relaxation training to adults with depression, anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress, head traumas, and chronic pain.
Dr. Tesher’s approach to treatment combines many elements of CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapies. She works collaboratively with each client to understand how current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings are impacted by past experiences. She focuses on understanding and building on client strengths as well as practicing new skills. She works with each client to determine the most effective techniques for achieving goals. Dr. Tesher believes that a warm, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic environment is essential for work and change to occur.
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