About Robert M Cristal, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert M. Cristal is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which is a specialized form of psychotherapy, Relaxation Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Clinical Hypnosis.
His practice is devoted to treating children, adolescents, adults and seniors in the context of individual psychotherapy, couple's or marriage therapy, and family therapy.
He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in a hospital setting more than 30 years ago, in the disciplines of Medical Psychology and General Psychiatry; concurrently, he developed and has since maintained a full-time private practice in Roslyn Heights, New York, on Long Island's North Shore.
The office is convenient to both the Northern State Parkway and the LIE, as well as to bus and rail transportation. The office is wheelchair accessible.
Prior to and concurrent with establishing his Roslyn Heights office, Dr. Cristal held appointments on the medical staffs of four Long Island hospitals: in Suffolk County, in the Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery at the University Hospital, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, and in the Department of Psychology at the VA Medical Center at Northport, New York; and in Nassau County, in the Department of Psychiatry at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York, and in the Department of Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York. For years prior to his hospital appointments, he had been on the university faculty of Long Island University as an Associate Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Cristal’s main focus in psychotherapy, as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist, is to assist people in obtaining relief from emotional distress and frustrating self-destructive behaviors. This approach places emphasis on achieving real change in thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors so as to yield a notable improvement in one’s quality of life.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a specialized form of psychotherapy, is a highly effective approach to the treatment of a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. It is solution-focused, and often involves changing life-long self-defeating patterns of negative and occasionally catastrophic thinking.
Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), one can learn to develop a more effective means of coping with Panic and Anxiety, Rage and Anger, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attentional Problems (ADHD), Marital Discord and other Relationship Problems, Childhood and Adult Behavioral Problems, extreme Psychological Stress and other Psychological Issues.
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