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Peter E. Gradilone, LMSW
“Seek insight, cultivate endurance, become conscious and free your imagination.”
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EDUCATION + AFFILIATIONS

Fordham University

Masters in Social Work (MSW), Alpha Sigma Nu (Highest Honors)

Manhattanville College

Masters in Teaching (MAT)

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Bachelors in Psychology

Licensed in New York State

License No. 078777-01
NPI: 1700062395

2006 - Present

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

2015 - Present

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)

2014 - 2020

Board member, Analytical Psychology Club of New York

2015 - 2020

C.G. Jung Institute of New York
Analytical Training in Jungian Psychology

Peter E. Gradilone, LMSW
MEET Peter

A Depth psychological perspective often asks us to consider an acorn. Within it’s very small physical boundaries lies the potential to become a great, beautiful and mighty oak tree. We as people are much the same. Like the acorn we need a life filled with light, a good place to ground ourselves, and some tender loving care to reach our best potential.

If this has not happened for you in the past, it is time to find it in the present. I invite you to practice and work with me in a relational therapeutic environment. I draw from my extensive background and years of work in both cognitive, spiritual and analytical perspectives to help people reach their full potential.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) generally seeks to reduce or eliminate symptoms while an analytical approach explores why symptoms such as depression arise in the first place. I share the belief that therapy must truly be oriented to the individual. What resonates with you?

There may be a time when a cognitive approach is best, while another issue is best served analytically or spiritually. You are a unique individual. What works for you determines the task at hand.

I look forward to supporting you through different therapeutic techniques which are adapted to your needs.

MY THERAPY STYLE

Therapy is the work and art of helping an individual return, maintain or perhaps gain for the first time a state of well being. It is a collaborative effort that demands a strong commitment from both client and therapist to move towards this goal. It is important to remember that therapy is not a one sided relationship where the “all knowing” therapist proceeds to solve problems for the client. It is often a process of mutual growth and well being. Like a dance, it is best done in partnership. This idea is rooted in the earliest forms of analytical psychology. The idea is that a therapist can only facilitate change in an individual to the extent that she or he is open to change themselves.

I am currently in Jungian Analysis continuously for more than ten years. Prior to this I worked with two cognitive therapists on separate occasions totaling some seven years. I am well acquainted with all of the concerns and dynamics of being “On the other side of things”. The main purpose for all of this work was to facilitate and enhance the process of my personal growth. Another critical dynamic to address is that it often is only possible to help a client go somewhere if in a manner you as a therapist have been there yourself. In addition, engaging in personal therapy is beneficial in assisting a therapist to identify and prevent negative personal dynamics from influencing the work with a client. For a therapist it is most beneficial and rewarding to “Walk the talk”.

I generally speak of my task as accompanying my clients on their own unique and individual journey. We do this as a partnership. I generally welcome prospective clients to feel free to ask questions they may want to know about the work or my experiences and credentials. It is important to ask each client what their hopes and vision is of therapeutic work. There are clients who may have had prior therapeutic experience and some who do not and want to know what to expect. I work to stay attuned to what the individual client is seeking either consciously or unconsciously. It is not unusual for a prospective client to seek treatment for a specific issue only to discover that there is another issue that is seeking recognition. The process of staging attuned to a client is always an ongoing process.

It is my philosophy to stay well aware of  the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship. Each situation can be quite different. There is a therapeutic adage that states the time for a client to leave therapy is when they have reached a point of being their own therapist, at least on some level. Generally the client is the one who takes the lead on when to end work. A therapist must be cognizant of their own feelings thinking a client is ready to “graduate” from therapy. Is this a reflection on the limited capacity or unawareness of the therapist or is it really time to go? A decision or a desire to end therapy, if possible, should always entail some processing time on both the therapists and clients’ part.  My experience is that when a good therapeutic relationship is established both client and therapist “know” when it is time to end the work. My position is nearly always to leave “the door open” to continue working together at a future time if so desired.

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