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EMDR Therapy NYC

Can EMDR help you?

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Gay Therapist NYC | EMDR Therapist | Chronic Pain Therapist

I help lgbtqia+ clients in their 20s and 30s      process traumas,
  shed blocking beliefs,
  find calm,
  and live with greater ease and freedom.


I help people whose inner conflict is affecting their relationships, or causing difficulty forming relationships. Maybe you want to build closer, more loving connections. Maybe you want to challenge self-defeating patterns that feel unchangeable. Great. We can work with all of that. I have a gentle and compassionate approach and use a methodology that takes things deeper - faster. In my practice, I combine psychodynamic talk therapy with EMDR to help you truly make progress, even with the hard stuff.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a rigorously researched treatment proven to help people. It can help you too.


All genders and sexual orientations are warmly welcome. I identify as gay, and that experience of otherness has always informed my therapy practice and my stance as a clinician. An anti-oppressive lens is central to my work.

Together, let’s put your past in the past. And we can build a future where you feel more confident and more whole. Message me to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.


Chronic Pain Patients: I also practice emotionally- and psychologically-based treatment to help with chronic pain.

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All clients in New York State are eligible to be seen via telehealth.

The Importance of Identities

We all bring our identities into the therapy space. In order for us to have an authentic connection in our work together, it's important to acknowledge our intersectional identities. I've worked with clients across the wide spectrum of races, cultures, ethnicities, immigration statuses, sexualities, gender identities, relational styles, and religious beliefs. I make space for conversations about identity, privilege, and power in our work together. All are welcome.

About Me

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Sean Hershey (he, him, his)

Gay Therapist NYC | EMDR Therapist | Chronic Pain Therapist

Psychotherapist Serving New York City & New York State

I love meeting people and connecting beneath the surface. I'm a naturally curious and relationally-oriented person, which is why I'm looking forward to getting to know you.


I identify as gay and enjoy working with clients of all genders and sexualities, especially lgbtqia+ folks.


I have a Master's in Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over my career, I’ve practiced at a hospital-based clinic, in federally qualified health centers, in high school-based clinics, and in community clinics. I work from a psychodynamic framework and use EMDR therapy, attachment theory, object relations, CBT, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and trauma-informed interventions.


I love to use humor in my work, I love house plants (see them featured in my virtual office), and, of course, I love working with my clients.


Individual Psychotherapy: Logistics & Fees

Weekly individual appointments are 45 minutes in length and take place online via telehealth. This means you get to choose any comfortable space for your therapy sessions. The only strict rule is that clients must be in New York State during sessions due to licensing guidelines. Appointments are scheduled in a weekly slot that'll repeat each week until you're ready to be done.

Weekly psychotherapy sessions are $200. A sliding fee scale is available on a limited basis. If you're interested in the sliding scale, please contact me and we'll determine your fee.

Please reach out for a consultation so we can get started.

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