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Adolescent / Teen Issues
111-29 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

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Andrey Rusetskiy is a bilingual licensed psychotherapist. Mr. Rusetskiy received his M.S. in Psychology in 1988 form St. Petersburg State University in Russia, and his MSW degree form NYU, USA in 1998. Andrey has over 25 years of experience in individual, couple and family therapy.

Andrey was a founder and the vice-president of the Russian Psychological Association in New York. Andrey has been working for many years in outpatient mental health setting in New York and in his private practice, providing individual, family and couples therapy.

During his 22 years of professional experience in the field of psychology he worked with the small groups under extreme conditions in the expeditions, performed forensic psychology services in prisons and research in the airport, provided counseling services in family psychology and maladaptation.

In treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, relationships issues and other problems, he is using CBT, Transactional Analysis, Existential and Gestalt therapy approaches. When working with couples, he implements Imago therapy.

Besides the mentioned above approaches, he developed his own approach in psychotherapy, “Psychology of Permission”. It is opposite to the psychology of Prohibition. Majority of our clients, who look for psychological services live in “Psychology of Prohibition”, not allowing themselves to be creative, happy, married, effective, productive and so on and so forth. He believes that a person is in search of Permission in his/her live and starts counseling for that reason.

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I thought he was compassionate and warm. He listened to me and we created a plan for my treatment.

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I enjoyed the initial visit and o really think he will be able to help me.

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Very nice doctor.

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First session only but he was timely and friendly. I didn't feel judged. I felt very comfortable talking to him. I'm not Russian, I've had numerous therapists before, and I look forward to working with him on a weekly basis.

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Doctor Rusetskiy seems competent but doesn't care about or remember his patients. This practice seems to be based around getting through as many people as possible in the shortest time. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes. The doctor will be sure to up-sell you to his private practice for 45 minute sessions. My biggest issue is with the queens location, it's cold, sterile, uninviting, and way too bright. It's a standard hospital where Doctor Rusetskiy has an office so the patient must wait in the main waiting room until the doctor comes out from a door covered with a one way mirror to get them. It's all quite unnerving. Typical wait times are 30 minutes from when you sign in.

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Seen like a really good guy and think he'll be able to help with issues already made next appointment

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He was very nice and understanding. He pushed my thinking on visit 1.

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This was my first visit and I felt comfortable with the doctor. The office, however, is extremely busy and getting me processed took over 1/2 hour, cutting into my appointment time. In addition there was a lot of noise from outside and his office was small with bright florescent lighting. Not ideal for relaxing and talking about my personal issues. Unfortunately, I do not believe I will return. I do recommend this doctor though.

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It was my first visit but so far I really like him. He is professional and explains things well.

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This was my first visit, and I am very excited about coming back soon!

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He was very nice very professional made me feel comfortable

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My sessions with Andrey Rusetskiy have been very beneficial and coincided with significant improvements. He is very attentive, focussed and objective. After searching for quite a while for the right professional to work with, I finally feel that goal has been met, and am very optimistic about our future sessions.

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very good and informative

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My appointment was scheduled for 6:15. I had called the morning of to confirm my appointment because I hadn't heard from them. Later that afternoon at 5:45 I got off the train and checked my voicemail. I had gotten a call from the office saying my appointment was at 6. When I called them back and said it was at 6:15 the receptionist was incredibly rude. She cut me off a few times as I tried to explain. I ended up getting there at 6 but it didn't matter because I waited an hour and 45 minutes to see the therapist. We met for a total of 15 minutes and he said he wasn't expecting to see me. It was a very frustrating experience and I don't recommend going to that clinic.

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A very serious professional. Not an engaging or encouraging environment; the session felt like a physical and the sessions were very stressful for me. Not that I did not obtain value from my sessions; It merely was not for me.

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Wonder wonder man. Ive been seeing for a couple weeks now and i wouldn't trade him for anything.

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I have been attending Andrew Rusetsky's psychology sessions for the last 8 years. His practice has moved to different offices, but the level of treatment has remained consistently outstanding and his care has remained respectful, honest and caring. The doctor has a rare combination of pleasant nature and high level of professionalism. I think his work is highly commendable, and I am happy that in the difficult moments of my life I have Dr. Andrew Rusetsky next to me.

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Andrey was very nice and I would continue seeing him; however, the environment was noisy and not very pleasant. I am used to going to a more professional environment. There were many people in the area and it took too long to be taken care of. The staff didn't appear to be very professional. There were a few interruptions during my session. If it had not been for Andrey I would not like to ever return to that place. I am not ready to go to his office in Manhattan so i have to accept that environment.

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not friendly atmosphere, not profesional reception,not acccurate or realistic information. too businesslike, no compassion feeling, do not let people feel to go back again. No personal focus. Instead of one hour, the meeting was only last for less than 30 minutes but haave to pay for the whole session

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