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DR. NAZARI’S RELATIONSHIP ACADEMY CONNECTS PEOPLE TOGETHER Designed for people in relationships as well as for people who STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM RILEY

struggle to establish good relationships, Relationship Academy teaches participants to learn coping skills, communication and the foundation of relationships. “Sometimes relationships get into a

Award-winning psychologist, Dr. Sally Nazari, PsyD sure has a way of bringing people together and repairing relationships. No wonder Chrysalis Psychological Services has been selected for the Best of Nyack Award in the Mental Health service category by the Nyack Award Program for the second year in a row. Dr. Nazari also qualifies for the Nyack Business Hall of Fame Award. “Human beings are genetically disposed to form social groups and connect with each other. In the dating scene today, there is a lot of noise and distractions, and people struggle to connect with each other,” says Dr. Nazari. “My Relationship Academy helps people get the skills they need to deal with tough emotions. Often we lash out and don’t know how to work for what we need. In the Relationship Academy, we learn how to clear the clutter and find ways to turn toward each other instead of away. We learn how to build a bank

pattern that becomes problematic. In all the noise, things get lost. It is then that we have to step back and determine what matters to us.” Dr. Nazari’s work is more important than ever, with suicide rates among most age groups on the rise according to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. “Almost all of us want happy, fulfilling relationships. Social isolation leads to depression and, in rare cases, suicide. We are made to connect with people. Here at the Relationship Academy, you meet other people. They are alongside you as you learn and you get the benefit of their support and see the problems that other people have in relationships. We do a lot of hands-on and teaching than you would do in a typical therapy session, and your peers go through it with you,” said Dr. Nazari Dr. Nazari is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has helped

of love and trust within the relationship and ask for what we need.”

thousands of teens and adults eliminate pain and fear in their lives

Dr. Nazari makes an analogy to cooking to explain her unique

and holistic services. She has also incorporated Reiki, Reiki for Animals

program: “First you put together an Ingredients List of the products you’ll use, and how we put it together. When it comes to yourself you have to find what needs matter to you. You have to learn how to give and receive from your partner and what they need.”

through individual, group, couple and family counseling, psychotherapy, and CrystaHealing into her practice.

“Contentment, relaxation,

decreased feeling of stress, fear, anxiety as well as a reduction and in some cases elimination of physical illnesses and persistent conditions are common after a Reiki session,” says Dr. Nazari. “Although Reiki is commonly used on humans, it can be effectively used when working with animals. It can reduce tension in anxious and strengthen the connection between an animal and its owner.”

We are made to connect with people. Here at the Relationship Academy, you meet other people. They are alongside you as you learn and you get the benefit of their support and see the problems that other people have in relationships. Dr. Sally Nazari, licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Sally Nazari A Hall of Fame psychologist 99 Main Street #220, Nyack 845-236-5612 drnazari@drsallynazari.com drsallynazari.com

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Rivertown Magazine February 2019  

Rivertown Magazine February 2019