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Christopher Rushton
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Men's Issues, PTSD, and Stress

Great to meet you!

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Working on the frontlines - after 9/11, Sandy, on Rikers Island - my training at Columbia, and my own personal tragedies have prepared me for this. But I do not have all the answers. You, on the other hand, likely hold the keys that you'll need to open the door.

Accepting Cigna Aetna Oxford UHC Oscar Anthem BCBS and BCBS of Massachusetts.

Licensed in New York and New Jersey.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My Sore Spot or emotional button is what causes me to fall into a pattern of negative feelings, risk and vulnerability. Once triggered, I'll react in a predictable manner - jumping into a rabbit hole of spiraling thoughts and feelings, inching ever closer to radical behaviors. Simply put, I snap: I'm awake in the middle of the night, I'm yelling and banging around the house, or I simply drop into a zombie-like state. I cross into a charged emotional state or I retreat into a dark hole.

What you can expect from our first session

Specialists in DBT - and stalwarts of psychotherapy such as Alfred Adler - believe that anywhere during the reaction pattern - my sore spot - I can choose to change what I am feeling, what I'm thinking and what I'm about to do - before it's too late. Recognizing the pattern is the first step, stepping out of the pattern is the next, then you are developing strategies for change.

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Insurance carriers Christopher accepts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

More about Christopher

MSW (Master of Social Work) at Columbia University - School of Social Work
License type: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Gender: Cisgender Male
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Anxiety, Anxiety, Anger Management, Trauma, OCD, Grief, Loss, Anger Management, Depression, Relationship Issues, and Bipolar Disorder
Modalities: Experiential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Jungian, and Trauma Focused