New York Anxiety Therapist


Learn how you can take back your life.


If you feel stuck in life or debilitated by persistent anxious thoughts or constant uncontrolled worry, I can help you to dissolve the noise and find rest in a light and clear mental space. Anxiety, Social Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may present when dealing with loss, trauma, divorce, or sudden change. Let’s work together to resolve uncomfortable emotions in a way that feels light and empowering.


Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a highly effective therapy for mood disorders as it brings awareness to negative thought patterns and behaviors that keep us stuck in anxiety or depression. It helps clients create healthier mindsets, and offers practical strategies to overcome day-to-day challenges.

Emotion Focused
Therapy (EFT)
This highly researched therapy can support profound change by helping clients develop better emotional regulation and self-care practices. EFT can bring to light suppressed emotions, and empower the client to accept and transform these negative emotions into positive insights and behaviors.
Radically Open
Dialectical Behavior
Therapy (RO DBT)
RO DBT is a new treatment model based on 20 years of research. It addresses emotional over-control, which leads to inhibited expression; hyper-detail focused and overly cautious behavior. This has been linked to anxiety, depression, OCD, etc. RO DBT helps clients relax their excessive need for control, and enjoy more openness, flexibility, and social connectedness.
Mindfulness is a great complementary practice when treating mood disorders. Those grappling with anxiety or depression are often overwhelmed with their own negative thoughts. Mindfulness can help us detach from these thoughts, feel calmer and clearer, and choose more positive responses and behaviors.


General Anxiety – While experiencing feelings of anxiety from time to time is normal, nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from an anxiety disorder. Generalized feelings of fear or dread, always watching for or anticipating the worst to happen, and feeling tense, jumpy, and irritable are all signs of anxiety disorder. In addition to emotional exhaustion, persistent anxiety can wreak havoc on your physical health causing heart problems, sleep deprivation, and digestive distress. Fortunately, generalized anxiety disorder is highly treatable. Those who undergo treatment for anxiety often experience relief from emotional turmoil and see a marked improvement in their physical well-being.

Social Phobia is an intense fear of social situations that goes beyond normal shyness and has a severe negative impact on a person’s life. A person suffering from social phobia tends to be highly self-critical and afraid of being judged by others. They sometimes go to great lengths to avoid everyday human interactions such as going into a store, spending time with friends, dating, or working with other people. When thrust into a stressful situation, a person with social phobia may experience sweaty palms, heart-pounding or heart-palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath and nausea.
When left untreated, social anxiety tends to worsen over time and could lead to complete isolation, depression, and sometimes agoraphobia.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessive thoughts which are considered intrusive or unwanted, followed by compulsive actions in response to the thoughts. OCD thoughts and behaviors differ from person to person. A common example though is for a person to have obsessive thoughts about germs followed by compulsive hand-washing.
Those who suffer from OCD can feel like they are stuck in an endless cycle. This is an emotionally exhausting, not to mention time-consuming, mental disorder, which can interfere with a person’s normal day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are proven, evidence-based treatments available.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder brought on by experiencing or witnessing a traumatizing or terrifying event. Symptoms can include intrusive flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance behavior, changes in mood or personality, and severe anxiety. Symptoms of PTSD may change in intensity over time. A person whose PTSD symptoms have lessened may suddenly be caught off guard when a normal situation unexpectedly triggers a flashback or panic attack. Psychotherapy can help a person to process and integrate past traumatizing events so that they are no longer controlled by them.

Try a free 15 minute session with Mary

Hi, I’m Mary DiOrio. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety related issues as well as other related psychotherapy needs. I’m here to help you find the change, relief and lightness you’re looking for. I have helped countless people overcome serious challenges, sometimes even when they didn’t believe they could be helped at first. If you suffer from an ongoing struggle, why not try a free, confidential 15 minute consultation session with me? We will connect over phone or via a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform and discuss what is holding you back and what the path forward might look like. For many, this first step is often a glimpse that relief is possible.