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Merny Schwartz, PhD

Psychologist

Brooklyn, NY

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I've been a patient of Dr. Schwartz for a few months now. His direct and practical approach to every day situationsthat can lead to anxiety or stress has helped me improve my relationship with everyone around me. This is not your usual psychotherapy where you sit there talking away about your pains and worries waiting for your therapist to say a word. Dr. Schwartz will interrupt you and give you simple directions on how to start working right away and change your behavior. It's hard work, but it's worth it.
I've been a patient of Dr. Schwartz for a few months now. His direct and practical approach to every day situations that can lead to anxiety or stress has helped meimprove my relationship with everyone around me. This is not your usual psychotherapy where you sit there talking away about your pains and worries waiting for your therapist to say a word. Dr. Schwartz will interrupt you and give you simple directions on how to start working right away and change your behavior. It's hard work, but it's worth it.
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After having to deal with countless therapists... I’m finally happy to say that I’ve found THE right one at last, andby “right”, I’m talking about building value, strong connection, understandability, trust, along with the professionalism combined with 40+ years of experience. Dr. Schwartz does not just identify the very core issue one is dealing with, but also provides such charismatic tactics/strategies/advices with full honest certainty. There is no doubt about Dr. Schwartz devotion for his clientele in his treatments, with his experiences in specializing in what he and/or has done, hence one way or the other, he most certainly will help anyone of finding and identifying the true cause or core issues, as well as the answer to your main problem(s) that one seek so desperately... Extremely and highly recommended to everyone living with high anxiety and depression with few others. Cheers!
After having to deal with countless therapists... I’m finally happy to say that I’ve found THE right one at last, and by “right”, I’m talking about building value, strong connection,understandability, trust, along with the professionalism combined with 40+ years of experience. Dr. Schwartz does not just identify the very core issue one is dealing with, but also provides such charismatic tactics/strategies/advices with full honest certainty. There is no doubt about Dr. Schwartz devotion for his clientele in his treatments, with his experiences in specializing in what he and/or has done, hence one way or the other, he most certainly will help anyone of finding and identifying the true cause or core issues, as well as the answer to your main problem(s) that one seek so desperately... Extremely and highly recommended to everyone living with high anxiety and depression with few others. Cheers!
Kamil A. · Less than 6 months ago

About Merny Schwartz

Dr. Merny Schwartz is a dedicated and caring licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist serving patients in Brooklyn, NY for more than 35 years. Dr. Schwartz received his PhD from the APA approved doctoral program at Hofstra University. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Schwartz has been a consultant specializing in difficult behavioral problems over 25 years, a college professor and on the staff of Columbia Presbyterian’s Department of Psychiatry for several years. Services Dr. Schwartz provides include psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, divorce, couples and marriage counseling, parenting counseling, cognitive therapy, and life coaching. Dr. Schwartz treats a variety of problems and conditions, including sleep problems, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, depression, anger, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and personality disorders.

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  • Psychologist

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Education and training

  • Hofstra University, PhD in Psychology

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  • English

Provider's gender

Male

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1083747786

Merny Schwartz's office location

Merny Schwartz, PhD

101 Ocean Parkway, Suite 6A

Brooklyn, NY 11218

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Straight to the point, suggested healing techniques right away, great visit overall.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Schwartz for a few months now. His direct and practical approach to every day situations that can lead to anxiety or stress has helped me improve my relationship with everyone around me. This is notyour usual psychotherapy where you sit there talking away about your pains and worries waiting for your therapist to say a word. Dr. Schwartz will interrupt you and give you simple directions on how to start working right away and change your behavior. It's hard work, but it's worth it.
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After having to deal with countless therapists... I’m finally happy to say that I’ve found THE right one at last, and by “right”, I’m talking about building value, strong connection, understandability, trust, along with the professionalismcombined with 40+ years of experience. Dr. Schwartz does not just identify the very core issue one is dealing with, but also provides such charismatic tactics/strategies/advices with full honest certainty. There is no doubt about Dr. Schwartz devotion for his clientele in his treatments, with his experiences in specializing in what he and/or has done, hence one way or the other, he most certainly will help anyone of finding and identifying the true cause or core issues, as well as the answer to your main problem(s) that one seek so desperately... Extremely and highly recommended to everyone living with high anxiety and depression with few others. Cheers!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Schwartz was warm,open but firm about the things that I had to do to get to a better state of mind. When I went on vacation I found that talking to him on the phone was more then just useful.Itwas necessary to review what I was taught. Cbt is an excellent tool for people with anxiety and Dr Schwartz is an excellent practitioner.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schwartz was extremely helpful and informative. I didn’t feel any judgment coming from him and he really gave me some sound advice.
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After multiple sessions with another therapist - with zero results - and a lot of searching, I found Dr. Schwartz and I am so glad I did! If you are looking for solutions, rather than just a therapist who lets youvent, please reach out to Dr. Schwartz!! I have been seeing Dr. Schwartz for a few months now because of anxiety and panic attacks, and I can only say positive things about my experience! Dr. Schwartz immediately puts you at ease, and is highly knowledgable. He identifies the problem, and gives you amazing techniques to deal with it. I have been doing everything he told me to, and I have to say, I can't remember the last time I felt so great! I haven't had any panic attacks since I started seeing him, my anxiety is lower than ever, and I am finally calm and happy again. I also really appreciate that Dr. Schwartz checks on you in between sessions, to see how you are doing! I haven't had any other therapist or doctor do that before. I highly recommend Dr. Schwartz!
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Having had reservations about seeing a therapist, I found Dr. Schwartz to be an absolute gem. I was seen right away in a lovely intimate setting and was immediately put at ease by Dr. Schwartz's gentle and empathetic energy. Being anattentive listener, he also gives excellent advice as well as general guidelines to follow and so long as you heed them, you'll start feeling much much better! Book with confidence, Dr. Schwartz is an excellent therapist and I highly recommend him.
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I liked Dr. Schwartz very much. He is kind, very knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease right away .Has a lot of experience, and it shows. Proposed a treatment right away, that sounds doable. Overall, I'm very happy to have found him.
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If you want solutions to anxiety, Dr. Schwartz is your guy. There is nothing "fluffy" about this man. He has decades of hands-on experience with guiding people through what's stopping them, and his advice is 100% solutions-oriented. He trulyappreciates and understands the human experience, is fascinated with it, and can help make yours better. I can honestly say that seeing Dr. Schwartz was one of the best decisions I ever made for my life, and 15+ years of an adulthood somewhat off the rails is now firmly back on track. The process never ends, but you should have a guide who listens, understands and can help you get there. Please do yourself a favor and call Dr. Schwartz. You will not regret it.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schwartz is an extremely professional Dr. who is legitimately concerned with his patients and actually provides solutions. I've had sessions with others who simply allowed me to vent but offered no solutions. Dr. Schwartz identifiesthe problem, explains why it occurs and helps you overcome it. I'm very happy I came across him and i'm definitely a much better person now than i was before my appointment!
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Very nice doctor. Easy to talk to. Just a note, he is no longer at the Garfield office.
More than 1 year ago
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I was obsessing about my health, pains, previous ailments, surgeries, afraid of dying, etc. I felt I was in a downward spiral and was not enjoying life. My primary doctor said there was nothing wrong and perhaps I was depressed andsuggested medication. I declined medication and sought psychotherapy. After extensive searching I found Dr. Schwartz on Zocdoc and Psychology Today. There were so many to choose from but Dr. Schwartz had some excellent reviews. I hit the jackpot with Dr. Schwartz. From the beginning he stated that I was suffering from stress not depression and determined that we could knock out my problems in a short period of time. He gave me strategies to resolve the obsessing and started seeing improvements immediately. Pains caused by stress, started disappearing. Little by little I felt better and better. I had previously been foggy headed and woozy and now the fog was lifting. I was becoming my old self again. I kept getting better and now all problems, pains, obsessing, and stress are gone. I also have strategies for anything that reoccurs. Joy is back in my day. Thank you Dr. Schwartz. I am coming back with my wife and grandchildren.
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Dr. Schwartz is a very kind and intelligent therapist. After our first session together, I felt that a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. He has a fast understanding of your problems and offers worthy advice of how toimprove on yourself. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help with confidence, depression, or general advice.
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Doctor Merny Schwartz helped me a lot during each of my visits. I was going through stress, depression, and difficulty to sleep. With the help of Doctor Merny I was able to sleep very well and my stress reduced significantly, depressionis gone. He is very polite, friendly, and very professional. I highly recommend Doctor Merny Schwartz!
More than 1 year ago
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Cordial and professional
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Dr Schwartz assisted me through a difficult time with insightful, effective treatment. He evaluated my problem promptly and provided a practical framework to control and overcome the thoughts and emotions that were overwhelming me. He is compassionate and easy to talk with. I recommend him without reservation.
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Simple changes in dealings with my daughter that Dr. Schwartz gave me worked 75% of the time. It's been only a week and I am shocked at how fast I am seeing a difference in my relationship with her and herrelationship with me. My daughter is 16yrs old and we fight like cats and dogs but this past week has been awesome between us. Thank you Dr. Schwartz!
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I have been to therapist after therapist for the past 20 yrs and today was my first visit with Dr. Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz has more knowledge, common sense and "gets it" more than all the other doctors I've ever seen puttogether. I left feeling more in control, confident and safer than I have felt for a long time. I not only want to thank Dr. Schwartz, I finally found the right Dr. for me!
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I appreciate his gentle but direct approach. He gives good and reasonable instructions that help you to get through your problems.
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I have been seeing Dr. Schwartz for the last 6 months to help me deal with my anxiety. For years, I'd been suffering from panic attacks and chronic worrying but didn't really understand why or what was happening to me. Dr.Schwartz finally helped me recognize that anxiety was a major cause for the issues I was experiencing. Over the last few months, he's helped me identify what triggers my anxiety and he's given me great techniques to help me deal with it. I can say I'm much calmer, I have more peace of mind, and my anxiety has quieted down a lot. Above all, I'm now better equipped to deal with daily stress and triggers without letting my anxiety take control. I highly recommend Dr. Shwartz!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schwartz was fantastic! Quick appointment, thorough history taken. Highly recommend! Great bedside manner.
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Did a great job of being warm personal and at the same time professional. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schwartz made feel comfortable immediately. Less than half way through the session he pinpointed the issue without me having to tell him much. That left him more time to teach me techniques for changing destructive thought process.
More than 1 year ago
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After having initially spoken to Dr. Schwartz over the phone, I decided to take the chance and drive all the way into Brooklyn to meet with him. It was worth it. I couldn't have asked for more. Not only was heprofessional and empathetic, but he was profoundly engaged in every word, every thought that I expressed to him. His feedback was immediate, his insights were incisive, his skills, knowledge, and experience were evident in the questions he asked and the responses he offered. He had the ability to immediately win my trust. Once that happened, I felt as if I were basking in the comforting glow of a wise man. Dr. Schwartz is indeed, in the best sense of the word, a healer. I look forward to my continuing trips to Brooklyn........and to the light.
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I went in to Dr. Schwartz because I had high anxiety and panic attacks. I also felt an overall feeling of being overwhelmed. I have made several appointment with other doctors that I never followed through on. I am glad Idecided to follow through on this one. Dr Schwartz has provided me with advice and methods to better handle my life. My anxiety dropped 70 percent and I haven't had a panick attack since. Using the methods and statements he provided me with..I have much more relaxed way of dealing with life's problems. I am also more prepared when they do arrive. This morning I was supposed to have a biopsy done, and Dr Schwartz contacted me to make sure I was dealing with everything ok. It is a great feeling to know your therapist really listens and cares about his patients. I would def recommend him to anyone and hopefully he can help them as much as he helps me.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Schwartz was very easy to talk to and from my very first visit he gave me helpful advice and strategies to cope with my anxiety. He is very knowledgable, proactive, and intuitive and can really get to the root ofthe problem and offer solutions to help you feel better. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Very kind and understanding and helpful therapy to stabilize my panic attacks and anxiety.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Merny Schwartz is an excellent psychologist. He listens very well to what's on your mind. He helps you understand any confusion in your thinking and gives immediate insight into any problem. He gives you specific goals to help make any problem solvable. Very capable, bright and dedicated therapist.
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Dr. Schwartz exhibits a very caring and gentle manner, while, at the same time, provides great insights into the motivations which underlie one's behavior. His sessions are both interesting and challenging.
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I have been seeing Dr. Schwartz for about 2 months now once a week. I really look forward to our sessions. I recently gone through a breakup with my partner after 7 years, and I have some family issues to workon, that he has helped me a great deal with. I feel comfortable opening up and sharing with him. He is a great listener and that is very important to me. He gives me real simple techniques to use to use in my everyday life that work for me. I highly recommend Dr. Merny Schwartz.
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I felt very comfortable talking with Dr. Schwartz. He was empathetic and gave practical advice during our sessions that could be put into action in daily life.
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It doesn’t get any better than Dr. Merny Schwartz. I’m 30 years old and have been a patient of his for short periods of time throughout my life. The greatness and startling effectiveness of the behavioral techniques he helps you implementis that, if you put in the effort, they really work—dramatically and over a short period of time. I’ve been to numerous other therapists that did absolutely nothing for me. Merny gives you concrete and invaluable techniques and strategies: phrases to say to yourself to stop obsessive thinking, tools to prepare for and deal with anxiety, methods to adjust your expectations. He gives you the actual pieces to the puzzle you need to truly change. This is not “talk” therapy, it’s not analysis that will go on for years and years…Merny’s therapy actually works, and if you are committed to it, you will see yourself changing, feel your thoughts calming, notice the anxiety lifting. So much of the guidance he gives is so clear and helpful you’ll be amazed you never thought of it before. He offers you a new way of looking at your thoughts and your ability to change them. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety or obsessive thinking and really want to change, to lighten that load for yourself, do not go to anyone but Merny! I guarantee you if you’re willing to put in the work, you will feel an enormous difference in a short period of time…do yourself a favor and pay a visit to Dr. Scwartz…
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I've only been to one session but it's been great so far. I'm looking forward to working through my problems rather than rehashing them over and over again. Very nice doctor. He makes you feel comfortable right away.
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He was great worked wonders for me and my girlfriend.
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Dr.Schwartz was extremely helpful. There was no judgement and always concrete practical advise. I would recommend him to anyone
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I've been seeing Dr. Schwartz for a few sessions to help with my feelings of helplessness and the inability to complete basic tasks. He has helped me with what I know now to be anxiety and how to manage my relationships.In a few sessions, I've learned to set realistic expectations for myself and have the same expectations for the people I interact with by changing my mindset and saying daily statements. I've seen significant improvement in some of my relationships. Dr. Schwartz has given me important tools to deal with my immediate issues, and it has been working so far.
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I had a very pleasant visit with Dr. Schwartz. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional in his approach and makes you feel very comfortable right away. Very compassionate, patient and understanding. I trust in him and look forward to my next visit. Highly recommended.
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This was my third session with Dr. Schwartz. During this brief period, he was able to help me more than the previous Psychologist I saw over a dozen times. I'm thrilled with the progress Dr. Schwartz has helped me make. Heis a wonderful Psychologist, as well as a wonderful gentleman.
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Dr. Schwartz is the quintessential professional . The reason I say this is simple. His manner is free of all of the rigidity and stiffness that most patients might associate with a doctor of his high mindedness. You feel relaxed immediately!You become immediately certain that Dr. Schwartz really recognizes who you are and grasps what you are in want of. He's a winner!!!
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Due to bad experiences I've had with others, it takes a lot for a new doctor to make a favorable impression on me. Dr. Schwartz has done that and more. I found him to be a very knowledgeable, caring individual. I'mconfident he will help me resolve my problems, and am looking forward to seeing him again. I would urge anyone seeking a top notch Psychologist to make an appointment with him.
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