Wondering How To Be Happy? Let Go of Shame, Blame and Guilt for Good.

Wondering how to be happy? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggling with relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, anger and more are asking themselves the same question. As a psychotherapist since my 20s, it’s a question that I entertained for years until coming to this non-dualist understanding: You are not the ultimate source of what happens in your life. When I tell clients this, many—if not most—of them look at me curiously, probably unsure if they heard me correctly. … Read More

Looking For Ways To Feel Happy?

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National Happiness Happens Day Is August 8 “Happiness is elusive because there isn’t an exact recipe for it, no matter how much we want one and how many scientific studies are done to help us understand happiness,” says Pamela Gail Johnson, founder the Secret Society of Happy People (SOHP). “Happiness is one of those experiences that we just know when it happens. If you need to think about whether you’re happy, you probably aren’t at that moment.” Johnson wondered if … Read More

Medical Professionals and Clients Have Respect for Richard Sussman

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Medical Professionals and Clients Have Respect for Richard Sussman Warren Steinberg, M.D., of Westport, CT, says, “I have referred many of my patients requiring psychotherapy to Richard Sussman over the past 25 years and continue to do so. His professionalism and expertise have been attested to over and over by my patients. As, I have grown to know him, I recognize him as a very caring and profound human being.” High praise indeed, but perhaps even more compelling is what … Read More

July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month As the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) points out, mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, with the hope of improving access to mental health … Read More

A Few Words from the Clients

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A Few Words from the Clients “A skilled, compassionate and effective therapist, Richard Sussman has guided me through difficult times in my life with strength, compassion and even humor. Possessed of an agile, insightful mind, he encourages me to explore, understand and open the door to change. ” – Jean Satti “I have been working with Richard for almost 10 years and it’s hard to find words to articulate just how highly I regard this man. He is an expert … Read More

Heart and Soul

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Heart and Soul According to Thrive NYC, one in five New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Compare that to the percentage of adults in this country with diagnosed heart disease, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is 11.7%, You don’t have to be a math genius to figure out that that chances are that almost twice as many people in our community will suffer from mental health problems as will be … Read More

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid Thrive NYC believes it’s time for New Yorkers to have an open conversation about mental health. If you look at just some of the statistics they report, you’ll probably agree: · One in five New Yorkers experience a mental health disorder in a given year. · 18% of children aged zero-17 experience two or more adverse events such as divorce, domestic violence, or family financial strain. Exposure to these kinds of life events can make it … Read More

How to “affair-proof” your relationship

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How to “affair-proof” your relationship First, a disclaimer: there’s no surefire way to guarantee that your relationship will never be impacted by an affair. On the other hand, in my years of practice helping couples deal with the strains of infidelity, I have observed several measures that will certainly limit the probability of one, while simultaneously maximizing the possibility of an enduring loving connection. Given our hectic lives, it’s all too easy to take our partner for granted. But it … Read More

How Stress Impacts Your Life

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How Stress Impacts Your Life As the experts at the Mayo Clinic point out, stress symptoms may be affecting your health without you even realizing it. “You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work,” they report. “But stress may actually be the culprit.” According to the Mayo Clinic, the stress you experience at work, at school or at home within your family dynamic can affect your body, your … Read More

Praise for Richard Sussman

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Praise for Richard Sussman “Richard Sussman has been on the open seas of the mind for a very long time. As a seasoned captain of his own ship, he been an excellent co-navigator in my own self-analysis and challenging transitional journey. ” – john DiLeva Halpern “I have worked with Richard Sussman and have found him to be extremely empathic and intelligent. He is patient, caring, insightful, creative and knowledgeable, and has decades of expertise in his field. ” – … Read More

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