Dr. Marlin S. Potash – Psychologist, organizational and behavioral consultant to privately held firms, advisor to entrepreneurial startups, author, psychotherapist, coach. Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, creating and teaching group dynamics course for psychiatry residents at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. I’ve been working in the field of behavioral studies for over 20 years.
As a therapist, I target the things that mean something to my patients: what next after reaching the pinnacle of a successful career, how to create and sustain a relationship that works for each partner as well as the couple and family, where to find the strength and courage to let go and move on. As an organizational consultant, I tackle the people aspect: how multiple stakeholders with disparate needs can play nicely together while making money and having fun, how to create and implement strategies that serve both individual and business growth, when and how to speak so you’re heard and listen so you hear what you wish you didn’t have to hear. IB anger management, real estate families, financial services partnerships, service providers… the list goes on. Check out these two arms of my practice on my soon-to-be-new-and-improved website.
Whenever the subject of ‘what do you specialize in’ comes up, I must admit I’m a bit stymied. Because in a world of specialization, I’m more interested in connection, relationship and translation. I’m interested in how to build a common language while still maintaining the uniqueness that makes for success. I’m interested in how to navigate the tricky terrain of money and relationships, finance and values, mine and yours and ours. How to keep those questions coming, come up with creative and useful answers and have the courage to do what needs to be done. Breathing, laughing and remembering what’s important along the way.
This blog is a way to move beyond my NYC office, to bring current psychology and organizational behavior research – and my clinical experience – to you, so you can use what is known in the field to make your life work better. It’s an ongoing attempt to integrate what we know about meditation, mental health, emotional well-being, positive psychology and relationship building with all the messy stuff of life in these times: work, money, facing uncertainty, planning the future while living in the present.
How to deal with the shifting ground of what to count on? That’s what we’re all struggling with these days. I am certainly not wise enough to know all the answers. But maybe I’ve got some insight to spur you to uncover your own, and a few tips that might help along the way. And most of all, the knowledge that someone else out there is with you on this roller-coaster ride, rooting for you.
Nice to meet you, Marlin.