Harry Rieckelman believes a good psychotherapist helps clients feel safe, create realistic hope for the future, with clear self-awareness, and feel more alive. Harry is an active therapist who gives honest feedback in a warm, constructive way. He sees the best in his clients and is curious and interested in their lives. Harry never minimizes or glosses over a person’s emotional pain. Instead, he encourages his clients to transform their pain, in order for them to live and work from a position of strength. He helps his clients integrate their inner thoughts, feelings and images with the reality of the external environment.
In individual psychotherapy, Harry works with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, addictions and low self-esteem. He supports his clients to enhance their self-esteem, improve their personal relationships and feel more successful in life. Harry also specializes in working with adolescents. Teenagers are encouraged to develop their own identity and navigate the challenges in their relationships with their parents and other adults.
In couple’s therapy, Harry helps couples explore and discuss their conflicts, develop empathy for each other, and become more conscious of the effect of their actions on the relationship. In sex therapy, Harry understands that confiding in others about one’s sexuality is difficult, and he teaches his clients how to have a positive and healthy sexual relationship. In a supportive and informative setting, clients can talk about their sexual issues in an accepting way. Harry also specializes in working with adolescents. Teenagers are encouraged to develop their own identity and navigate the challenges in their relationships with their parents and other adults.
Harry has been in private practice for more than 35 years, and with Guttman & Pearl Associates for the past five years. He is certified by Imago Relationships International (IRI) as an Imago Relationship Couples and Singles Therapist, a certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and a Gestalt therapist by the Gestalt Institute of Washington, D.C. Additionally, He is a Certified Executive Coach through the Newfield Network and provides business coaching and family business consultation. Prior to become a therapist, Harry was in the Air Force as a psychiatric technician. Harry received his MSW degree and his MFA degree in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. He founded the Institute for Narrative Therapy. He works from an Object Relations theoretical model.