Life's path is not always straight. There are curves, bumps & cracks.
Do you know where you are on your path? As a Licensed Psychologist, giving therapy is more than just a mere session between a patient and a practitioner - I see it as a shared journey. I utilize different and customized approaches to counseling to treat what obstacles are on your path. I am also a certified rehabilitation counselor with over 20 years experience in the field of disabilities. Together we will learn who you are and what you will become on your journey. We will utilize various techniques mediation breathing mindfulness and awareness. On your journey, together, we will discover you and all of the parts that you are. By accepting all those parts, things will start to be different. Through your journey we will explore different ways being mindful, being in the present and being grateful and accepting of yourself. This will lead you to different paths and different discoveries and lead to a deeper appreciation of who you are and what you are becoming. I look forward to traveling this journey and your path of discovery with you!
A little more about me...
Becoming a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York is one of my greatest accomplishments. But so is getting in and out of bed, exercising in the morning and then going out into the world to help others. You see, I was born with cerebral palsy, and simple tasks for most people (like getting dressed and getting in and out of a car) can sometimes present monumental challenges for my body and mind. Even though I am considered disabled, it’s because of my physical challenges that I have learned an incredible amount through the process of being me. I have learned what kind of mindset helps and hurts our ability to deal with setbacks, conquer fears, reach our goals, find love and become the best person we can be.
My specialty is working with people who identify as disabled, but of course, since we are all the same at our core, all of the principles I practice and share can be applied to the able-bodied as well! I am also trained in psychedelic integration for those who consider themselves psycho nuts! (er, I mean Psychonauts! lol)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Anger management, ADHD, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy
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Dr. Tscherne is very knowledgeable and offers good advice with many resources. He is also supportive, patient, and solution oriented. He is a great therapist!
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Really enjoyed working with Richard. I was going though a tough time, and he helped give me some strategies for dealing with that. And after I got back to normal, I continued to enjoy the journey with him of analyzing life's bumps and challenges.
Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching
Dr Tscherne is great. I was skeptical about starting therapy, but decided to give it a try. We’ve had 2 sessions, but is always accessible if need be. I feel very comfortable and can see that progress will be made. I feel excited about the future and working more and more with him.
Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief
Dr. Tscherne is the most compassionate, kind, professional and understanding therapist. He was able to quickly identify what was at the root of my problem and he was able to guide me with specific goals, that have been successful in my road to wellbeing and learning to understand myself. I highly recommend him!
Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes