Dr. Catherine F Riggs-Bergesen

Psychologist , PsyD

(646) 863-6460
I treat a vast variety of people with a wide array of issues. I stay fairly current in session, although the importance of our past cannot be avoided. We coped and survived in a certain way as children. These strategies continue and sometimes, we hit a wall (because the ways that worked, don't work anymore). This is not to say these strategies are bad, they just are not useful anymore and new ones are to be explored to enhance the rest of your life. Some areas are relationships, dating, breakups, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, workalcholism, creativity, gay issues, and success.
My specialties were death, dying, grieving, and loss. Although I still work with depression, anxiety, illness, etc., I also work with people with no diagnoses - just a need to sort out a current issue, are in a crisis, or want to learn coping or communications skills (especially important with couples).
My training was psychodynamic, but I have a verbal, interactive, and eclectic approach. I am not technique-oriented, since everyone is individual. I feel that not only listening is essential, but interaction and dialogue too.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Dr. Catherine Riggs-Bergesen now - (646) 863-6460

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Yeshiva University
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: 012768 New York

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $20 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • MVP in-network
  • can file any insurance for clients
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network

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Dr. Catherine F Riggs-Bergesen's groups

Lyme Disease Support Group

Lyme Disease is a disabling, life-altering disease which is all too common in Orange County. The group will meet weekly. As a supplement, free informational sessions will be scheduled, during which experts and group members will present and discuss new treatments, different topics, and resources. The group will be scheduled at the most convenient times for clients (there may be more than one groups depending upon need) and meet for 1-1/2 hrs in a comfortable environment in which refreshments will be available, as well as wheelchair accessibility. Insurance and copays and sliding scale are accepted.

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1)Singles in New York and 2) Breaking up is hard t

Dating and being involved with someone in New York City presents unique challenges. When these intersect with our needs and desires it can be discouraging, depressing, even overwhelming. I offer two groups- one for the dating and one for the moving on from a breakup. These groups are forming and provide support, a sense of community, and strategies for coping and forming good relationships! Call 212-362-5459 and please tell me about your ideal schedule for attending and when I can reach you. You can also email me at drcfrb@hotmail.com. Insurance and copays and sliding scale accepted.

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Death of a Loved One

Besides providing an outlet for the terrible loss, this group will provide community, normalizing the loss experience, and offer coping strategies for how to deal with everyone wanting you to be "better" etc. We aren't really taught what the real experience is... Mourning is a long and individual process which doesn't have to stop us, but cannot be buried either. This group is forming and will be scheduled at the most convenient times for everyone. Insurance is accepted with copays, as well as sliding scale.

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Location

Dr. Catherine Riggs-Bergesen
Pastoral Counseling Center, 2139 Rt 17k
MontgomeryNew York 12549
(646) 863-6460
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Additional Location

Dr. CF Riggs-Bergesen
New YorkNew York 10023
(845) 361-2777

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief
  • Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, PMS

Issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Transsexual Issues

Client Focus

Age:

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories:

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychodynamic

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014