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Dr. Howard Gurr

Clinical Psychology
Bellmore, NY
41 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Howard Gurr

Dix Hills, NY

Address

2 Corwin Court, Dix Hills, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

631 462 0745

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I have two Masters degrees in psychology and a Ph.D. in Professional Psychology with a dual specialization in Clinical and School Psychology. I am both a certified school psychologist and a licensed psychologist in New York State. For over 30 years, Dr. Gurr has been affiliated with hospitals, clinics, and school districts on Long Island. He is a member of many professional groups. I have supervisored graduate students from local colleges and universities. I have written articles, been quoted in newspapers, heard on the radio and seen on television on a wide variety of psychologically related issues. I also specialize in using Virtual reality Therapy to treat phobias and anxieties. See more information me by going to my website at www.drsgurr.com.

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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

147 Answers
92 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Coping with Anxiety: I would have to believe education about anxiety could always help people. However, I would not suggest becoming a counselor is a good way to address o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Parenting styles: Parenting is a very difficult job and there is no formal training. Generally, people learn to parent as they were parented- since they are the only r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety is not usually the outcome of being in a relationship. If there is anxiety, it is usually a sign that something may not be going right or the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Anxiety and Dep: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, dif... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Separation anxiety: Separation anxiety sometimes appears at certain stages of development in children . It can come and go very quickly. If separation anxiety becomes a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
ADHD and school: ADHD can clearly impair a student's ability to function their best in school. There are several forms of ADHD all of which impact learning. Some kids ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
MRI anxiety: Having an MRI is scary to many people. As far as I know, there are no real side effects to MRI's. As long as you do not have metal in your body, you w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Morning anxiety: Many of my patients report starting the day worrying about problems they will face things that can go wrong, and how unhappy they may feel. At the end... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
OCD: First of all I would not use the word "cure" when dealing with any psychological problem. To answer your question - it is possible for people to reduc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
ADHD inherited?: There is a genetic component to ADHD. Some studies have indicated that 1/3 of fathers who have ADHD will have children who also have ADHD. I don't ha... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Depression: Clinical psychologists can follow many different therapy approaches to work with patients with depression. I mostly utilize cognitive/behavioral ther... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Ph.D. in psychology: Yes, it is very competitive. The number of students applying for pH.D. Programs in clinical psychology vastly outnumber of the available placements in... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Teen wants kids: I would not be too worried about what a 13 year old says about having kids. There is a lot of growing up that still has to occur ! However, if you wan... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: I have worked with several patients on driving phobia with VRT. Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
School phobia: School phobia is more common than people expect. When school phobia starts to interfere with functioning and attendance one needs to act fast. I sugge... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Grade school phobia: Yes, phobias can develop in elementary school. In my experience school phobia appears most frequently when there is a transition to a new school or ne... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
ADHD and parenting : ADHD is a neurobiological disorder. Parenting difficulties do not cause the disorder. There are some issues to consider. 1 there is some data to su... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Childhood obesity: To help your children be healthier make the environment conducive to better eating habits. Stock the house with healthy foods and avoid fattening fast... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Stress and tightness: When we get stressed we tend to tighten up our bodies. There are a lot of muscles in the upper back, shoulders and scalp that are affected by stress. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for phobias: Try to locate a therapist who uses Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT) for phobias. The research is very positive on the use of VRT for fears and phobias. Ta... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: I have been very successful in eliminating the fear of flying with VRT. Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Self harm: Individuals who engage in self-harm, with sleeping difficulties, eating difficulties, low self-esteem and anxiety should be seen by a psychiatrist im... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Opposite behaviors: It is very common for people to understand what behaviors are good for them and then to have trouble following through on them. We all know exercise ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Clinical psychology: Clinical psychology is a degree that allows for a wide range of occupational paths. Clinical psychologists treat individuals , families, and groups. T... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Special Education : There are federal guidelines for children with special education and state regulations. The federal regulations can be found at http://idea.ed.gov/. I... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Timeouts: I have never heard that timeouts cause serious damage to the parent-child relationship. Timeouts should be used to give the child time to regroup and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
ADHD medication: ADHD medication should be considered if the symptoms significantly interfere with one's life. If medications helped in the past, they would most likel... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
ADHD medication : If someone I'm seeing is having trouble with the stimulant based medications, I send them back to try different meds. MDs have prescribed medications... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
If: If your child has an iep or a 504 accommodation plan keep records of reports and corresponded.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% ef... Read More

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I have had the pleasure of reading and learning from Dr. Gurr for the past hour and I must say he has an incredible fund of medical as well as psychological knowledge. His advice is like having the...Read More
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Gurr is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. Always enjoy reading his insightful answers. Highly recommended.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gurr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Like Father like son... This adds more credibility to my suspicions concerning my Grandson's ADHD.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! A very creative answer and close to what I think it is - GERD. Thx!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I liked and agreed with your reply. Placing another online # now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hofstra University
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Readers of Long Island Press voted Dr. Gurr Best Psychotherapist on Long Island 2010
Readers of Long Island Press voted Dr. Gurr Best Psychotherapist on Long Island 2012
Top Psychologist, First Place, New York - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Psychological Association (A.P.A.)
New York State Psychological Association
Nassau County Psychological Association
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