SHAWN PRICHARD PH.D. PSYCHOLOGIST
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
New York Psychologist License #015395
PH.D. COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
CAPTAIN UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
ADJUNCT FACULTY AIR WAR COLLEGE
PRESIDENT AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST NEW YORK STATE
AN ARMY LOGISTICS OFFICER TOLD ME HIS JOB DESCRIPTION WAS “MOVING THINGS PLACES.” MY JOB DESCRIPTION IS HELPING PEOPLE CHANGE HOW THEY ACT IN LIFE OR HOW THEY REACT WHEN LIFE ACTS ON THEM.
COAUTHORED In a Different Voice, Revisited: Men, Women and Emotion
“We want readers to recognize the 'male mode of feeling' (Bly, 1990), which suggests that men's emotions and emotional expression are simply different, not inherently better or worse, than woman's. From our perspective, men's emotions need to be understood, not corrected. This view is, in our opinion, at substantial variance with the views of emotion commonly accepted in the mental health community. It is our contention that many men and women are being badly served by the currently popular approaches to counseling, which emphasize, in our view, a female-oriented approach to emotion and emotional expression. This approach is not inherently wrong. What is wrong is applying it in a "one size fits all" mentality. If the only tool one knows is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. We fear that, perhaps, legitimate differences in men's emotional lives and emotional expression are being "hammered" when they either need no repair or other forms of repair." Bly is further referenced as observing "The male in the past twenty years has become more thoughtful, more gentle. But by this process he has not become more free. He's s nice boy who please his mother but also the young woman he is living with. But many of these men are not happy. You will quickly notice the lack of energy in them. They are life-preserving but not exactly life-giving."
SERVED 4 YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AS A CAPTAIN AND PSYCHOLOGIST.
ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER OF AIR WAR COLLEGE. MEMBER OF HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION, CRITICAL INCIDENT, AND FIELD MEDICAL READINESS TEAMS. AWARDED CHALLENGE MEDALS BY 1ST SERGEANTS AND SENIOR NONCOMMISIONED OFFICER ACADEMYS. DECORATED WITH NATIONAL SERVICE AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDALS. EARNED HONORABLE DISCHARGE.
CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER OF YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FOR 10 YEARS.
DEVELOPED ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR CRIMINALLY INVOLVED YOUNG ADULTS.
DEVELOPED MOOD DISORDER GROUP FOR PATIENTS MANAGING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY SYMPTOMS.
DEVELOPED MEDICATION ROUNDS FOR PURPOSES OF DIAGNOSTIC CLARITY AND REDUCTION OR ELIMINATION OF PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS.
CURRENTLY A PRIVATE PRACTICE PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSED IN NEW YORK STATE SINCE 2002.
SPECIALIZE IN PROVIDING PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS. SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ALL 6 BRANCHES AND RANKS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY.
The death of a parent can freeze a family in time. It may take years for a grieving family to move forward again. Divorce can have the same effect.
REACTIVE ADOPTION PROBLEMS
Note if any of the following apply to you before age 18:- Out of home placement in therapeutic boarding school or residential program.- Diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder.- Put on multiple psychiatric medications for behavior problems.- Met with multiple therapists, one or two seemed competent the rest were either incompetent, asleep, obsessed with paperwork, bland, ninnys, or didn’t seem to care. Mom and dad wanted to help you but somehow never seemed to “have your pulse“ and left everyone frustrated and angry. You have been searching for something you cannot put in words. Your secret is that you are certain you are not actually from planet Earth. That is how many adopted people feel when it goes wrong.
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Millennials are overstimulated. It is too much. 1/4 of American young adults report contemplating suicide during this Pandemic. Parents need to be the adults. Take the phones and computers, don’t pay the bills. Badger them out of the house, the whole gang, to a park or beach or mountain. Get them out of their heads. This will end. “The situation is hopeless, but not serious.” The kids can’t figure things out alone. Politicians won’t. Parents can organize their children with their common sense and I will support them.
ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Some say that by the time a person is about 25 he or she should have a good idea what they are doing with the next several decades of their lives. I believe most people are and have been trying their best, and planning their futures with their best guess of what they believe will solve problems for them in the future. Millennials have it more difficult than other generations because a few strangers in previous generations are deliberately trying to confuse them. Millennials as a result are hobbled by anxiety problems, doubt and pause. It is cruel beyond belief. Listen to mom and dad, not the wrecktangle in the living room. Spend one day a week not on your phone or computer or watching TV. It’s too much. Turn it all off and give your brain a break.
A person has a problem. Bill is not just his alcohol problem. Bill is a person with a problem with alcohol so significant that Bill needs help. If the sum of Bill is reduced to his problem with alcohol, and Bill quit drinking Bill can focus his energies on anything other than drinking for a period of time and nurse Bill the person back to life.
CONDUCT/ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER
Conduct disordered males have problems respecting others rights, telling the truth, and following the rules. Control is their drug of choice and they seek power to stay in control. No Fear is the Lie they tell themselves and others. Every young man is accountable for every wring thing intended and done.
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Earlier name for this was cyclonic personality disorder.. Most of my profession has grown hostile and decided it is untreatable. They either die young or burn out by the time they are 40. Both are wrong. They get better but mom and dad need to be unified.
I spent 8 years doing medication rounds with the best psychiatric psychopharmacologist. Our goal was to have our very complicated population of patients on the fewest medications as possible and where feasible, take people off medications and see what original symptoms existed that needed medications. Most of my patients can “fly solo” without medications and simply need to learn maybe for a first time how to manage normal human emotion inside their own bodies.
TREATMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CURRENT ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF ALL 6 BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. TREATMENT REMAINS PRIVATE, STRICTLY BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY PATIENTS. IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE PRIIVACY OF YOUR TREATMENT, PLEASE READ THE FAQ PAGE OR CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS.
Treatment for current and former members of law enforcement. There are no obligatory reporting criterion associated with this treatment. Contact me with questions.
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
Treatment for members of the United States Armed forces. This treatment is confidential. There are no mandatory reporting criterion concerning this treatment. My fee for current active duty members is on a sliding scale. If it is easier, have a parent or spouse contact me.
HOW LONG IS EACH PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSION?
A standard psychotherapy session is 50-60 minutes. My fee is $250 per session. Times are difficult with COVID-19. I am willing to negotiate my fee. Contact me and let’s discuss your story.
WHAT IS EXTENDED OUTPATIENT PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Patients participate in DAILY 90-120 minute psychotherapy for 7 consecutive days. Extended Outpatient Psychotherapy is designed for patients that are either in an emergent crisis, or those with a significant history of psychological trauma that has been unresponsive to other forms of treatment.
CAN PATIENTS PARTICIPATE IN TREATMENT REMOTELY?
Yes. Either via Skype or Facetime or comparable remote platform. My preference is treating patients in person. However, if their circumstance only allows for remote treatment I will normally accommodate the request.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE CONFIDENTIALITY?
Problems in my patient's private lives remain private. The fact of my patients' treatment with me remains private. The content of what we address remains private. Federal HIPPA regulations severely restrict disclosure of psychotherapy treatment and its content for all patients who are not court mandated to mental health or substance abuse treatment. I do not audiotape or videotape psychotherapy session, teletherapy sessions or phone calls with patients.
ARE YOU A MANDATORY REPORTER?
Yes. All medical, mental health, legal, law enforcement, social service, clergy, and teaching professionals, among others, are mandatory reporters of suspected child/spousal abuse/neglect in the home. My patients' problems effect others in the home. I work with my patients to resolve the tension between my patients' privacy and my professional obligations as a mandatory reporter. I take a very measured approach out of respect for my patients' privacy. I have handled countless messy family situations in 25 years involving minors and have always negotiated a solution that protects my patients' and families' privacy.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE SUICIDAL/HOMICIDAL PATIENTS?
It is difficult to predict dangerousness with people. If a person wants to end their own life, they will end their own life, and there is nothing I or anyone can do to stop it. I do not overreact if my patients struggle with lethal thoughts. If a patient needs to be hospitalized, detoxed or placed in residential treatment, I will do the footwork in collaboration with my patients to get them the help they may need. Once they are predictable to themselves and others again, I remain available to continue treating them.
DO YOU OFFER A SLIDING SCALE?
If you are currently serving on Active Duty in any of the 6 branches of the United States Military, email me or have a spouse or parent contact me if needed. In kind fee agreements can also be arranged. Contact me with questions.
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON MASKS?
Bring one and wear it if you prefer. I do not talk to my patients through masks. It is counterproductive. We can have sessions outside or sit outside or walk on a public or private street.if you prefer.
WHAT IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email me details about your concerns if you are interested in seeking my services.
WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER?
My phone number is 1 (845) 868-2335. Leave a message and I will return your call.