Marcos QuinonesAre you the person you want to be? Are you as kind, loving, and patient as you'd like to be? Do you treat others the way you would like to treat them? Do you exercise and diet as much as you'd like? Are you overworked and in need of balance?  Do you want worry-free sleep?

For most people, it's their thoughts and emotions that get in the way of them being the person they want to be. I work to help you be the person you want to be. My program begins with a "Values" assessment where you construct your values and the person you want to be. They include: relationships, job, fun, education, etc. Then, I help you commit to "action." Through weekly assignments that we both agree on, you walk away every session with something to do that will get you closer to the person you want to be. Thoughts and emotions will come up and try and keep you from your "actions." There are cognitive behavioral and emotional strategies to help you be successful at managing the thoughts and emotions that threaten your actions. 

Clients hire me to help them rediscover the richness of life. They may have lost their purpose because of a lost relationship, stress at work, or worries about the future. I've helped my clients recover from debilitating depression and manage overwhelming anxiety. In a short time, they learn to appreciate their current situations as opportunities to move forward in confidence.

As an Adjunct Professor at New York University and Hunter College, I teach my students the value of the therapeutic relationship, compassion, cultural and gender diversity, power and privilege and its impact on mental health and the environment.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a US Army Ranger Sergeant, successful project manager at a consulting company, and businessman. Then, I realized that the money wasn’t as important as connections with people. I sought a balance and found it as a practicing therapist, professor, and devoted family member and friend.

My specialties are:

Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Bipolar and Borderline Personality
Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Bereavement and Loss of loved ones, Health and Job Loss
Relationship and Sexual Orientation issues

Modalities: Active-Directive Here and Now Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Practices, Pain Tolerance, Time Management