Stress and Trauma Counseling

The Northport Wellness Center is pleased to be affiliated with Dr. Julian Herskowitz of Terrap Anxiety Treatment.

TERRAP (a conjunction of the terms TERRitorial and APprehension) is a National Organization that was founded by Dr. Arthur B. Hardy in 1975. Dr. Hardy was a California psychiatrist who specialized in treating people with symptoms of anxiety. During that time, psychiatrists were trained to focus on discussing early childhood traumas, family dynamics and marital issues, and Dr. Hardy followed these protocols. Although his patients did find some of the connections interesting, it did not seem to relieve them of their anxiety symptoms or their phobic avoidances. As a result of his own frustration with his patients progress, Dr. Hardy decided to put together a program that incorporated education, relaxation training, cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy, and put his research in a manual that was easy to read, understand and implement. Over time, Dr. Hardy found that by providing his patients with specific techniques and gradual exposures, they were soon relieved of their anxiety symptoms.

As a result of this success in the field, Dr. Hardy founded The Phobia Society, which is now the Anxiety Disorders of America Association, where he is considered one of the pioneers in phobia treatment. Today, Dr. Hardy’s 18 week COPYRIGHTED manual is re-written and improved with the most updated and effective information and professionals, such as Dr. Julian Herskowitz are able to treat thousands of patients with complex anxiety and fears as well as other related and unrelated problems as a result.

Today, TERRAP is staffed by warm, compassionate, and caring professionals who are passionate about providing optimal care to children, adolescents and adults who wish to live their lives with less anxiety and worry, and where what they do is determined by their choices and preferences and not their fears and doubts.

Dr. Herskowitz’ methods and techniques encompass all modalities including cognitive behavior therapy, emotional reeducation, expressive techniques, and other research- based interventions that are all designed to empower the individual with strategies and methods so they no longer feel like a victim to excessive anxiety, worry, or fear.

For more information, contact Dr. Julian Herskowitz at (631) 549-8867 or email him at

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