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Las Vegas Shooting

New York, October 2, 2017 — Sunday’s tragedy in Las Vegas is deeply disturbing.  As the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, it is heartbreaking.  We are deeply saddened and our condolences go out to the victims and their families. As information is slowly disseminating, and more details are surfacing, two major thoughts come to our mind.  First, the apparent…

Thank you!

On September 14, 2017 we celebrated Critical Therapy Center’s Five Year Anniversary.  I want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with me, with us. It was an awesome evening!

I especially like to thank all our speakers are presenters.  Kalima our gracious and wonderful host, Dennis for joining us, Megan for talking so eloquently and passionately about the many services we offer and Nikita for her powerful and heartfelt performance.

Kalima DeSuze, Megan Chinn, Silvia Dutchevici & Eleni Zimiles

I also want to thank the many people who made the evening possible, Del  for the video design and Kaija for her wonderful narration that made it all come together so perfectly.  George for the elegant posters, Jon for taping and taking pictures, without even knowing he was there, and Jackie for making it all run smoothly.  Our volunteers, Matthew and Stefanny for helping us and believing in our work.  And Eleni, for helping us set up, clean up and for being such a supportive team member.

Most importantly, I want to thank all of you, our audience: friends, family, patients, colleagues and partners for showing up, for being with us, for your ongoing support, and love.   Together, we are building our beloved community, while envisioning new ways of being in the world grounded in compassion, liberation, and empowerment.  We thank you all for the trust you continue to give us and we are touched by the love we share.

For those of you who missed it, we’ve included some pictures and links to the video we presented explaining what makes critical therapy different than other psychotherapies.  Also, in the coming weeks we plan on posting some footage from the event, so please follow us on Facebook

CTC: Five Year Anniversary Celebration!

Come celebrate Critical Therapy Center’s 5 Year Anniversary! Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about our training program, enjoy a spoken word performance by Nikita Chaudhry, and network with an amazing community of people doing transformative work. This event will be hosted by Kalima DeSuze and feature a lively public dialogue between social critical psychologist Dennis Fox…

Marching for a Different World

On January 21, 2017, we marched on the streets of New York City.  We marched to support women.  We marched for a better world. We marched in memory of our mothers, grandmothers and the women who came before us. We marched for our daughters and granddaughters, and we marched for our sons and for men and women who envision a…

Creating a Multiplicity of Cultures

This post is part of CTC’s Reflections from our Clinicians series. These series consists of blogs written in the first person narrative, meant to reflect our values of independence while ensuring a broader diversity of topics, styles and opinions.   New York, December 18, 2016 In light of the recent election and the anti-immigrant messages in United States politics, I…

Reflections on the US Presidential Election

The recent presidential election, more than any other, highlighted how politics matter in our daily lives. It showed how the personal is political. Issues such as: sexual assault, women’s rights, minimum wage, taxes, immigration, religion, they all affect our lives in a very real way. As therapists, we have to be cognizant about the psychological message and meaning of this…

Megan Chinn joins CTC

September 2016 – Megan Chinn, LMSW joins Critical Therapy Center in the capacity of Vice-President.  She is a licensed psychotherapist with years of experience providing therapy in various community-based settings including high schools, residential homeless facilities and LGBTQ youth services organizations.  Megan practices holistic psychotherapy with an emphasis on trauma-informed care, while drawing on mindfulness, intersectionality, and harm-reduction approaches.  Her…

Porn Culture

This post is part of CTC’s Reflections from our Clinicians series. These series consists of blogs written in the first person narrative, meant to reflect our values of independence while ensuring a broader diversity of topics, styles and opinions.   New York, May 2, 2016 As a feminist I have heard arguments for and against pornography.  Throughout the years, my…

Therapy is political

This week The New York Times featured an article by Richard Brouillette, entitled Why Therapists Should Talk Politics, discussing the role of politics in the consulting room. Brouillette makes the point that: psychotherapists are playing a significant role in directing this blame inward. Unfortunately, many therapists, because they have been trained not to discuss political issues in the consulting room,…

Paid Time Off and Mental Health

Fall is upon us, marking the end of summer and the beginning of another season. Reflecting back, this has been an interesting summer, as discussions about work-life balance, vacations, family leave and mental health surfaced in the news. These conversations ultimately require us to ask ourselves what type of world do we want to live in? What do we value?…

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