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"Doctor" Sharna Striar is, in fact, NOT a licensed psychologist. She is a Registered Nurse who is illegally representing herself as a psychologist. The title "Psychologist" is legally reserved for individuals with a doctorate in psychology and who are licensed by the state to practice psychology after meeting the state's VERY stringent requirements for licensure. It is unclear whether or not Ms. Striar actually has a PHD, but it can be quickly verified that she in not a currently licensed psychologist on the NYS Department of Professional Regulation website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm. Ms. Striar, I strongly suggest you remove the listing on this site stating you are a "psychologist" until and unless you have a doctorate in psychology and are licensed to practice by the state of NY. Using the title doctor and marketing yourself as a psychologist on sites like this is both ILLEGAL and unethical and creates legal liability for arrest and prosecution.
Submitted Aug. 13, 2013 | flag
Dr Striar has been a wonderful therapist to both my husband and I over many years now. She has guided us through relationship problems, loss of family members, professional issues and a host of other things. She is extremely warm, friendly, and incisive and creates an environment in which working through problems becomes fun and challenging rather than tedious and frustrating. I always look forward to our sessions, which is not something one can usually say about therapy! I can truly say that we both felt that she deeply cared about us and how things would turn out for us and went out of her way to enable us to grow both in our relationship and as individuals. She would often email us in between sessions about things she had researched for us (and this varied from research on cognitive behavior therapy for certain issues to the best hotel to stay in Portland!) and so it never felt like you were just another patient that she forgot about as soon as the session was over. Love her!
Submitted July 12, 2013 | flag
My husband and I were having a lot of marital problems and Dr. Striar helped us solve them. She was very caring, low key and equitable. She was careful to look at the issue from both of our vantage points. She was able to interject and help each of us get back to a calm place when our emotions started to run high. She also was well-read and had good techniques for us to try at home. We are now on a great path and I can say our marriage is very strong -- miles ahead of where we started. I highly recommend Dr. Striar.
Submitted June 3, 2013 | flag
I’ve been in therapy for many years, when I moved to New York City, a doctor of mine recommended Dr. Striar. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to open up and feel comfortable with a new doctor, but Dr. Striar was extremely easy to talk to. She very compassionate and takes the time to listen and then give you tools to aid in any troubles you may have. I think about where I was when I met her and where I am today, 5 years later, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Dr. Striar. Aside from her vast expertise in mental health struggles, she’s also very flexible in terms of appointments, insurance, etc. I’ve referred several friends to her, whom are all very happy as well. I definitely recommend her to anyone interested in going to therapy.
Submitted May 15, 2013 | flag
I was a patient of Sharna Striar from 2008 to 2011 and I can recommend her as one of the best I have ever worked with. She is not only very good at what she does, but she is genuinely caring about her patients. I must say that a big chunk of my well-being today is a result of her guidance and the amount I have learned about myself in these years working with her has been invaluable. She is an expert in her field and I am so grateful I found her! She saved me from a major disaster, helping me to get out of an abusive relationship and fixing the reasons that got me there in the first place. She also then helped me through anxiety and depression problems and I was able to come through and reach a happy place without using any drugs.
Submitted April 7, 2013 | flag
Dr. Striar is the best doctor that I have ever worked with in my life. When I moved to New York City I needed to talk to someone about my personal struggles and challenges. She helped me in ways most people have never. I like her patience and honesty, but most importantly the fact that she listens. Whenever I need to talk to her, she always finds a way to fit me in, and that is so important to me. Knowing that I can go to her about anything and never feel judged is key to me. I have now overcome so many things in my life, and its all thanks to her. I would recommend her to anyone.
Submitted Dec. 16, 2012 | flag
Dr. Striar is amazing. Never had a therapist before her. I was a skeptic in therapy. But she's helped me find my voice and how to handle life and all that comes with it.
Submitted Dec. 4, 2012 | flag
I was not a believer of therapy. However, Dr. Striar changed that. She challenged me in my views and helped me realise why certain things have an impact that they do. She was very attentative and showed a lot of care in her approach. Highly recommended
Submitted Dec. 3, 2012 | flag
Dr. Striar has been an enormous help to me the past 1.5yrs. I first went to her based on her reviews on this site and now find myself writing my own glowing review after meeting with fairly regularly for a year and half. Looking at my life today, my relationships with my family and friends are significantly improved compared to when I first visited her. Our first 3 or 4 sessions were spent walking through my entire life and getting a sense for my past. I realize now that this was invaluable groundwork that she used to frame her subsequent recommendations for me on how to deal with certain situations. As someone who was skeptical of going to therapy, I couldn't be more grateful for the help and insight Dr. Striar has given me. Taking the initiative to see her was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Submitted March 2, 2012 | flag
Dr. Striar was able to help me through a very difficult time by listening, contextualizing my problems, and giving practical advice. Thank you Dr. Striar!!
Submitted Nov. 21, 2011 | flag
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