Dr. Michael Nettis-Benstock is a post-doctoral psychologist at the Williamsburg Therapy Group who provides short- and long-term therapy to adults across the lifespan. He has worked extensively with individuals facing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties in relationships and self-image, as well as clients navigating life transitions, ongoing stressors, and striving to gain greater insight into themselves. He has a particular interest in understanding how trauma affects an individual’s relationship to themselves and others.
Dr. Nettis-Benstock works from a primarily psychodynamic approach and emphasizes the role that early-life experiences and relationships have in forming an individual’s experience of themselves, their connections with others, and the world around them. He places a particular focus on our fundamental needs for fulfillment and connectedness in life and assists clients in developing the insight necessary to pursue these needs on both an individual level and within their relationships. Additionally, he works to integrate elements of trauma-informed, mindfulness, and skills-based approaches to better meet his clients’ needs. He also practices cultural humility, focusing extensively on how culture, identity and larger social structures relate to one’s unique life experience. Above all, Dr. Nettis-Benstock strives to provide individualized and flexible treatment in collaboration with his clients.
Dr. Nettis-Benstock’s approach centers on creating and establishing a strong therapy relationship in which clients feel safe, respected, empowered, and cared for. He sees meaningful and purposeful engagement in such a relationship, mainly through open and reflective conversation, as the main driving force in processing difficult feelings and experiences, building insight, and producing change. He views himself as an active participant in the therapy process, bringing warmth, empathy, curiosity, and a sense of humor into the therapy space.
Dr. Nettis-Benstock received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he worked with veterans presenting with a variety of struggles including trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. He has previously held training positions at Nassau University Medical Center, Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services.
Michael Nettis-Benstock, Psy.D.
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