Testimonials

I dealt with anxiety on a daily basis and wouldn't leave my house and couldn't focus on work and live day to day. Dr Pavel has changed all of that. He's made my relationship with my girlfriend so much better, I actually landed a better career opportunity and started living my daily life again.
- B. G. , Financial Advisor, Staten Island
"I was on a very high doses of Prozac, which I had taken for years for my OCD, anxiety, and depression. After just 2 months of weekly EFT sessions,I feel as good about myself and my future as I ever did. I'm down from 80 mg of Prozac a day to only 10 mg and I'm getting ready to stop it altogether¦ I had no hope I would graduate college and felt unsure about holding my job. Now I plan to get into graduate school and even applied for a supervisory position at work."
-Michael, Staten Island
"A close friend of mine suggested Dr. Pavel to me, knowing I could greatly benefit, and said it's a great change¦I never got the courage to make an appointment. Then, some months later, I had my first anxiety attack. My first impression after leaving Dr Filimonov's office was that I was in the best hands. His approach was entirely focused on me¦a session would not end unless there was a deep feeling of change on my part. He brings his own vast experiences and approach to life to our sessions, and is able to take any issues I may have apart like they are material¦and put them back together in a way I can understand and manage."
-Anonymous, Social Worker, NYC
"I have been working with Dr. Pavel for the past 5 months. When I first met him, I was suffering from anxiety that was clearly heading into depression. Through the Emotional Freedom Technique, he taught me to control the anxiety¦ Thank you, Doctor!"
-Frank, businessman
"I came to Dr. Pavel on high doses of medication. He took the time to explain and show me that it was not necessary, and more than that, it was making me disabled! At first, I was very anxious, I was dependent on these medications to keep me going in life, but as I worked with the doctor, I felt he was real, and kind, and his desire was to find ways to help me. I am in college now for my Masters degree.
-T., Staten Island
"Doctor Pavel found a way to show me that I need to change what I eat. He tested and told me that I have gluten intolerance, and eating wheat and sugar was actually contributing to my depression."
-L., Retired, Brooklyn, NY
"I am so happy to have met Dr. Pavel. He is the first psychiatrist that I have met who does not rely solely on psychotropic medication."
- Nick, High School Teacher, NYC
Therapy literally taps into a deeper part of yourself, changing your perception and thought process, and affecting you from a biological approach level. To me, I began seeing Dr Filimonov and only expected therapy through speaking¦I did not know what holistic meant in terms of psychiatry¦maybe I expected candles or relaxation?¦I did not expect anything else. But tapping on certain pressure points is a Reset button¦it recharges your nervous system and enables you to approach an issue or memory with a new, healthy & strong set of tools and deal with that memory in a way that would make you bring it with you to help you in any future life circumstance. A close friend of mine suggested Dr. Filimonov to me, knowing I could greatly benefit, and said it's a great change¦I never got the courage to make an appointment. Then, some months later, I had my first anxiety attack. I had never experienced that before¦a minute in a day seemed like an eternity and I had no idea how i could cope with the next ten minutes, let alone the next day, week, and so on. It was a simple transition in my life, to a new school, to the possibility of changing jobs, to new circumstances. But my body wasn't biologically adjusting. As much as I tried to be calm, my adrenaline was flowing and heart rate was not slowing down, and I felt unable to control it. I was always independent, but now a simple 20 minute drive on the highway was beyond scary. I could not help myself¦after my first session I knew I did the right thing, and I should have began sessions before my body could no longer deal with anxiety. My first impression after leaving Dr Filimonov's office was that I was in the best hands. His approach was entirely focused on me¦a session will not end unless there was a deep feeling of change on my part. He brings his own vast experiences and approach to life to our sessions, and is able to take any issues I may have apart like they are material¦and put them back together in a way I can understand and manage. I felt relieved that I was finding a way to manage myself and make myself stronger in ways that I did not know how to previously. I would fill in these weak spots and be better able to deal with any situation in my own future, and I knew it would not happen overnight¦but it would happen. The most significant concrete improvement in my life has been my confidence. I'm able to confront new challenges, experiences, and not turn down new opportunities because of panic. I am able to understand why I feel this way, and take it with me in a sense¦.I have begun advancing my education, and am able to be involved in social activities without feeling paralyzed. I am able to remind myself any time I need to by tapping in a more discreet way wherever I happen to be¦in class, at work, or even while driving.
Anonymous, Social Work, NYC
Dr. Pavel is not only my doctor, he is my friend, and my mentor. He is the man I trust.
M. Queens, NY
Doctor Filimonov found a way to show me that I need to change what I eat. He tested and told me that I have gluten intolerance, and eating wheat and sugar was actually contributing to my depression. He knows so much about food, and how it correlates to general and mental health! 
L., retired, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Filimonov has the biggest heart. He loves people.
M. V. Brooklyn, NY
I have been working with Dr. Pavel for the past 5 months. When I first met him, I was suffering from anxiety that was clearly heading into depression. Through the Emotional Freedom Technique, he taught me to control the anxiety. He further taught me to divide and conquer the high stressors in my life. He helped me to choose to look at things differently and see stressful situations in a new light. As a result of our work together I have developed a much healthier mental outlook on life! Thank you, Doctor!
Frank, Businessman, NYC
Dr. Filimonov is not your typical psychiatrist. He takes the time to speak with you during every visit, and you can really tell that he cares about your wellbeing. If you are not doing so great, you can see that he is sincerely concerned for you. If you are doing well, you can see that he is sincerely pleased for you. He practices and believes that the mind and body are connected by everything that you put into it. Dr. Filimonov introduced me to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and it has been an incredible tool to help me through my healing from Anxiety and Panic Disorder. His therapy techniques allow you to feel empowered, and he never tells you what to do, but rather gives you strength to know what you can do to feel healed.
Sam, Staten Island, NY
I am so happy to have met Dr. Pavel. He gives me some hope in the mental health field, He is the first psychiatrist that I have met that does not rely solely on psychotropic medication. It's great to see a doctor driven by patient wellbeing and not just money, or convenience from the pharmaceutical industry.
Nick, High School Teacher, NYC
I came to Dr. Filimonov on high doses of medication. He took the time to explain, and show me that it was not necessary, and more than that, it was making me disabled! At first, I was very anxious, I was dependent on these medications to keep me going in life, but as I continued to work with the doctor, I felt he was real, and kind, and his desire was to find ways to help me. I am in college now for my Masters degree.
T., Staten Island
I started working with Dr. Pavel in an intense weekly program about two months ago, because I couldn't take any more feeling embarrassed of myself due to feeling stupid, a sucker, even weird, and feeling that because of it, girls never took me seriously and always treated me badly. I never hoped I would graduate college and felt not sure about holding my job. I was overweight and could only feel good about myself when drunk, but then I couldn't limit myself and would get into trouble. On top of that, I had frequent intrusive thoughts about having carpal tunnel syndrome, which would prevent me from my favorite activity, drumming. I was on a very high dose of Prozac, which I had taken for years for my OCD and depression. After just two months of weekly, intense EFT sessions, I feel as good about myself and my future as I ever did. I feel confident to start dating online. I feel good about myself as a good, hardworking and kind person, worthy of having a good relationship. I plan on getting into a graduate school and even applied for a supervisory position at work, because I feel very confident now. I can now drink responsibly and enjoy myself doing it. I completely stopped my obsessions with carpal tunnel syndrome and I'm down from 60 mg of Prozac a day to only 10 mg and I'm getting ready to stop it altogether.
Michael, Staten Island NY
Before working with Dr. Pavel, I was going to a hospital every other day thinking that life was over. I was losing weight and felt hopeless. Saw some other doctors who literally made me feel worse about my situation. I dealt with anxiety on a daily basis and wouldn't leave my house and couldn't focus on work or live day to day. Dr Pavel has changed all of that. He's made my relationship with my girlfriend so much better, I actually landed a better career opportunity, and started living my daily life again going out in public, exercising and more. My first impression of Dr. Pavel after speaking to him was that he was what I needed. His approach, his beliefs, and his passion for what he does is what decided my need for working with him. He's helped me mentally and physically try to overcome this devil of anxiety and even when I am not feeling good, I know seeing him will change all of that. I look forward to seeing him every week because he gives me hope and motivates me to overcome any struggle in life." P.S. What Tapping/EFT helped me with the most were my fear of having a seizure during anxiety attacks, fear of loneliness, fear of running out of money, fear of being mentally sick¦ All of these fears faded one by one as we did the tapping on them. Even my cravings for pizza and gambling faded. I even tried to do tapping myself on my friend who had a bad anxiety attack, and it worked!
B.G., Financial Advisor, Staten Island NY