Peter C. Turco


Peter C. Turco


the role of the psychotherapist

The role of the psychotherapist, I believe, is twofold. The first is to help the individual improve immediate functioning while creating solid ground from which they may explore the origins of symptoms and behavior patterns and address them with greater depth than ever before.

While the therapist provides knowledge and experience, there is also a willingness on their part to freely explore different paths effectively, mirroring the hoped-for experience of the patient.

Psychotherapy is about transition, you are not necessarily bound by your patterns. It's also about simultaneously addressing symptoms and developing effective and lasting means of combating them. Life stressors, especially during difficult times, challenge us to approach these stressors in more effective ways. We must ask to reconsider ourselves, our behaviors, our responses, and our ability to engage with others.. The practice of psychotherapy is a creative, forward moving, and lasting transition to enhance all areas of one’s life.


With over 30 years of experience, I offer expertise and real help with the following areas of concern:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples
  • Addictions
  • Personality and Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Hypnosis
  • Federal Government Contractor
  • Trauma

The Pandemic and Its Emotional Toll

The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought many changes to how you live your life, and with it, at times, uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures, and social isolation.

You may worry about getting sick, how long the pandemic will last, whether your job will be affected and what the future will bring. Information overload, rumors, and misinformation can make your life feel out of control and make it unclear what to do.

You may have experienced exacerbated stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness. Mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression, worsened for many. For a shared experience, many felt very much alone.

Addictions, weight games, excessive internet use, debt, and hypersomnia are only some common characteristics experienced by so many and remain concerns to this day. Confusion reigned and still does.

The pandemic became politicized, which enraged many, but also further contributed to a sense of helplessness against it.

While it may still be with us for some time, we can emerge and cultivate coping patterns to help us return to a healthier lifestyle. While adjustments need to be made, it is important to remember that we must “manage“ COVID-19 and not wait for it to go away.

In this regard, the aim would be to lessen its psychological severity upon us while enforcing the need to exercise the most effective care we choose. By doing so, there is more opportunity to address the gamut of issues that have played all of us since the early part of 2020.

Do you know how you’ve been affected during this unprecedented period? Consider that it may be time to take a healthier inventory of your life and how you would like to proceed.

Fees and Payment Methods

Fees vary depending on an individual’s means and potential insurance coverage. Payments are accepted through credit card, check, cash, or Venmo.

While I am not a network provider with any insurance companies, my credentials can allow me to accept payments for out-of-network providers. To determine this, I have a biller that can ascertain insurance benefits as well as deductibles.

A fee can be established and determined between you and me based on those parameters.


New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker: LCSW-R
Certified Anger Management Specialist
Certified Addiction Specialist
Certified Trauma Professional