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Get Lasting Relief from Emotional Distress

Life experience brought Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Lead Trainer in ART Marsha Mandel into the field of counseling psychology in 1998, when one of her children was diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. “I was inspired by what therapists were doing to help, and I became fascinated with how the mind works. I wanted to learn and to help others,” she says.

Mandel’s primary modalities are Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which provides very fast relief, typically in one to five sessions and Rational Living Therapy (RLT), a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which teaches clients how to self-counsel. “Just one ART session offers lasting relief from many mental and physical conditions. We really only need the facts of an upsetting problem; we don't need to hold onto the pain or images,” she explains.

CBT provides relief of many types of distress in a relatively short period of time. Clients learn to think and react in healthier ways, and ultimately, to self-counsel. “The goal of CBT is to bring attention to beliefs or thoughts that may be contributing to anger, worry, fear and conflict. Once these thoughts are identified, clients using CBT find themselves feeling calmer and more in control of their emotions and behaviors,” shares Mandel, who also offers therapy groups on topics such as overcoming social anxiety and balancing the demands of special needs parenting with self-care. She also offers Basic ART Training for clinicians. The next training will be held November 10 to 12 in Newburgh.

Location: 16 Quaker Ave., Ste. 4, Cornwall. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact 458-8288 or or visit

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