Ratings for Dr. Sharna Striar
This woman is a total quack and deliberately misleading about her credentials. She is listing herself on this site as a "PSYCHOLOGIST". She is not a psychologist and not licensed to practice psychology or legally permitted to market herself as such. ALL licensed psychologists in the state of NY are listed and can be verified easily here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm Ms. Striar does hold a license as a nurse and that can be verified on the site. Her license number as a nurse is: 207287 and is listed as "REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSING" with a specialty in psychiatric nursing. Her dubious and unverified "PHD" is for this program which focus on "EDUCATION" and has nothing whatsoever to do with treating patients of any kind, never mind those with mental health issues: http://www.soe.umich.edu/academics/doctoral_programs/ep/ Site moderators: I would strongly encourage you to remove Ms. Striar from the section of "Psychologists" because she is not, and this seriously undermines the integrity of your site, as well as the safety and well-being of it's consumers. Any and all individuals legally using the title "Psychologist" should be able to provide a license number as a PSYCHOLOGIST---not a nurse pretending to be one to exploit innocence and in some cases perhaps very troubled individuals looking for true professional help and support that they can trust. SHAME ON YOU Ms. Shriar. Potential patients looking for professional, licensed, legitimate help and support: BEWARE.
I am a young professional and have been seeing Dr. Striar few a few months now. I found her through a web search and, after researching her background, I chose her as my psychotherapist. I have found the experience to be very beneficial. With her help, I am addressing issues around self esteem and relationship skills. As a result of her guidance and insight, I am taking better care of myself and in a good relationship with a promise of a healthy future. I have referred her to friends and highly recommend Dr. Striar to anyone.
I have been seeing Dr. Striar for quite a while now now and I can't say enough wonderful things about about her. Her years of experience and training as a psychotherapist, and nursing have given me the tools I needed to navigate my 20's and now my 30's. I addressed my family, work and relationship issues, and am now on more solid ground. After years of dealing with relationship issues and fear of commitment and I am now happily in a 2.5 year relationship. Thank you, Dr. Striar for all of your help and guidance. I highly recommend her.
"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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