Dr. Dmitry Malkin, NYC Psychiatrist
PROFESSIONAL. CARING. COMPASSIONATE.
At his practices in New York City, Dr. Malkin uses a number of psychiatric methods to explore and resolve issues that hinder his patients’ well being. As a highly trained psychiatric professional, Dr. Malkin will help you take the necessary and appropriate action to regain control of your life, career, or relationships.
Key psychotherapeutic techniques in the employ of Dr. Dmitry Malkin are REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). It is useful for us to talk a little more about these therapies here so you can understand more about the work Dr. Malkin will do for you, but depending on your unique circumstances and needs he may advise a combination of other techniques in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Whether it is necessary for you to have on-going therapy or short-term counseling, Dr. Malkin will work with you to design a treatment course that will bring your strengths to the fore, respect your lifestyle, and be appropriate for your abilities.
REBT is the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955. REBT is an action-oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances.
According to REBT, it is largely our thinking about events that lead to an emotional and behavioral upset. With an emphasis on the present, individuals are taught how to examine and challenge their unhelpful thinking which creates unhealthy emotions and self-defeating/self-sabotaging behaviors.
REBT is a practical approach to assist individuals in coping with and overcoming adversity as well as achieving goals. REBT places a good deal of its focus on the present. REBT addresses attitudes, unhealthy emotions (e.g., unhealthy anger, depression, anxiety, guilt, etc.) and maladaptive behaviors (e.g., procrastination, addictive behaviors, aggression, unhealthy eating, sleep disturbance, etc.) that can negatively impact life satisfaction. REBT practitioners work closely with individuals, seeking to help identify their individual set of beliefs (attitudes, expectations, and personal rules) that frequently lead to emotional distress.
REBT then provides a variety of methods to help people reformulate their dysfunctional beliefs into more sensible, realistic and helpful ones by employing the powerful REBT technique called “disputing.” Ultimately, REBT helps individuals to develop a philosophy and approach to living that can increase their effectiveness and satisfaction at work, in living successfully with others, in parenting and educational settings, in making our community and environment healthier, and in enhancing their emotional health and personal welfare.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is rooted in the idea that how we think about situations dictates our feelings and responses to them. In many ways, we can think of it as a thinking-first approach, in which we learn to understand our thought processes in order to shape the unconscious feelings and emotions that bubble up from the mind. Perhaps this diagram will illustrate the processes of negative thinking.
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. Dr. Malkin and his patients work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
Dr. Dmitry Malkin works with patients from all walks of life encountering: