Self Help

Recovery Now Opens its Doors in Mamaroneck NY

We’re open!

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Recovery Now will open its doors this Wedneday May 17th in our very first office-based location for psychotherapy & mental health advocacy services in Mamaroneck. 

Please join us for our ribbon cutting ceremony 9 am Wednesday morning.
We look forward to announcing the launching of additional services later this month and throughout the summer as business operations take off at Recovery’s Now first office location. 

We are taking referrals at this time and are open for business!

I am a psychotherapist certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health in Evidence-Based Practices for children, adolescents, & adults with a mental health diagnosis. His experience & training are diverse… thus his methods & practice are rooted in a belief in recovery for everyone. 

I work with children, adolescents, families, adults, & couples.

Through the course of treatment, my clients reveal their strength to live beyond their struggles. My clients cultivate constructive self-management strategies to reduce their symptoms & develop coping strategies that actually work. 

I create a warm & comfortable environment so that my clients… whether they are children, adolescents, or adults… feel free to kick off their shoes & feel at home. I find ways to be creative & inspiring while adhering to cognitive behavior principles & utilizing evidence based treatments.

My experience includes practicing with an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) in upstate New York where I worked primarily with adults & families. I have also worked with the MHA system of care in Westchester County where he delivered mobile mental health services to children, adolescents, & families in need of home-based psychotherapy. My experience in different types of outpatient mental health settings has contributed to his ability to work with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, ADHD, & behavior problems.

 Utilizing an eclectic & collaborative approach, incorporating family systems theory, interpersonal & psychodynamic perspectives, dialectical behavior therapy, & cognitive-behavioral techniques, I seek to help my clients reach a better understanding of themselves & others so they can thrive & not just survive.


By J. Peters

Max Guttman is the owner of Recovery Now, a private mental health practice in Ardsley, New York. Max’s battle with schizophrenia began at Binghamton University in his last semester of college.

Max was discharged from Greater Binghamton State Hospital Center in July of 2008, after spending six months there. His recovery was swift, but not painless, and certainly difficult. Max refers to his stance on recovery in his journal articles as “Too big to fail.” No obstacle too big, no feat out of reach, Max let nothing stop him in his path to recovery and healing. While Max’s symptoms began during his last semester, he successfully graduated from college, and his diploma was waiting for him at home after his discharge from the hospital.

On one of the newest intramuscular injections (IM) available, and after learning the true meaning of adherence, Max later went on to publish articles about the use of injectable medications to overcome his own symptoms.

Through paranoia, hallucinations, and other symptoms of schizophrenia, Max didn’t let anything stop him from his return to academia, and writing. In his childhood, Max was a lover of language. When schizophrenia tried to rob him of his academic ability, Max fought back. With the use of medications and therapy, he finally regained his ability to communicate and to pursue his passions and dreams for higher education.

Through his work as a social worker, therapist, and disability rights advocate, Max fights for those without a voice in the system. He seeks to help those who are struggling with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses not just achieve stabilization but thrive. Max is relentless in his passion for helping people who find themselves vulnerable, and those without the ability to care for themselves.

Today, Max teaches social work students at Fordham University to be leaders in their practice. Max is the author of University on Watch: Crisis in the Academy, which he published under the pen name J. Peters in 2019.

Max writes on his lived experience, and also brings his story into his work. Max blogs daily on his site and for other sites around the United States and Europe, bringing his passion for mental health to consumers everywhere.

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