Emotional or Behavioural Issues



People walk around with this sense of dread or terror that the world is about to end or that they just aren't good enough.

Students worry about their grades and have test anxiety.  I teach Test Taking Strategies that support you while you are in school.

In this post 911 world where we're being sold fear, salaries are stagnant and prices are rising, there is plenty of reason to worry, but worrying does nothing but wear you down and mess up your sleep and digestion.  A combination of the techniques that I use will begin to bring that anxiety down to manageable levels and help you to gain perspective.


Diet, exercise and working to reframe your perspective in combination with Acupuncture can be a winning combination for dealing with depression.


Most kids who are told they need to be medicated just need diet, movement and behaviour modification to resolve the problem.  Don't be in a hurry to feed your kids the drugs that are being offered for this.  They are dangerous and have long term side effects.  Let us see what we can do to resolve this.  Some of my recommendations will be hard, but you, your child and their teachers will thank me.


We can get addicted to anything.  All addictions begin as thoughts and those can be controlled.  The physical side of addictions can be unpleasant and, depending on the addiction, may require medical intervention. Emotional or behavioural addictions, including the emotional effects of physical addictions can be treated using a combination of acupuncture and Hypnosis.

The addiction can be to:

  1. foods - sugar
  2. drugs - pills, opioids, smoking, alcohol
  3. behaviours like sex, watching too much TV or gambling
  4. even lying

Big Life Changes

Any big life change will rock the foundations of your life.  Let me work with you to help get the ground steady under your feet again.

Changes like:

  1. Marriage or Divorce
  2. Marrying off your children
  3. Going off to College
  4. Empty nest
  5. Job loss or a big promotion
  6. Moving, including finding, Buying &/or Selling your home
  7. Retirement
  8. Births and Deaths

What We Can Do to Help

If you're already in Psychotherapy, it's is a very valuable process that should be continued while being treated.  Complementary medicine expands your options with methods and modalities that are safe and have no toxic side effects.

Acupuncture alone is amazingly effective in relieving many of these symptoms.  Drawing from the following additional techniques can help move things along.  I am trained in these techniques to help you to manage and, potentially, resolve your symptoms.

  • Breathing Exercises
  • Meditation
  • Massage
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Cranio-sacral Bodywork
  • Hands-on self soothing
  • Hypnosis and self-hypnosis
  • Movement & Exercise
  • Nutritional Recommendations
  • Sound healing
  • Essential Oils
  • Crystals
  • Behavioural and Activity Changes

Most cases will take a while for significant improvement, especially when symptoms have continued for a long time.

Disclaimer: I am not licensed in any mental health modality.  All the work I do related to mental health is done energetically and is not meant to replace psychotherapy.

Call 646-228-6463 for an appointment.
Abend Acupuncture
440 State Route 32 North, New Paltz, New York 12561
(when using GPS, you really need the word 'North' in the address)
I See Patients By Appointment Only