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Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy

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Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy, as featured on the MTV True Life episode: “I Have Misophonia” premiering Friday, December 16th, 7:00 PM EST. See Clip >

Are you Suffering from any of these symptoms as a result of Misophonia? Call today for a Consultation.

  • Mild to severe anxiety
  • Rage or Anger
  • Triggered fight or flight
  • Depression
  • Negative thinking
  • Crying spells
  • Hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Avoidance of people or places
Moderate to severe anxiety triggered by chewing sounds, including:
  • Nail clipping 
  • Brushing teeth
  • Eating sounds
  • Lip smacking
  • Breathing
  • Certain voices
  • Sniffing
  • Talking
  • Sneezing
  • Yawning
  • Walking
  • Coughing
  • Chewing gum
  • Laughing
  • Snoring
  • Typing on a keyboard
  • Whistling
  • Certain consonants


You may also be affected by visual stimuli, such as repetitive foot or body movements, fidgeting or movement you observe out of the corners of their eyes. 
Intense anxiety, rage and avoidant behavior may develop as a result of misophonia.


woman-misophonia* Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand how much you suffer?

* Do you often feel you can just suffer through a social event where there is eating present only to find that you must “escape” before you have a panic attack?

* Do you find that some people are at first understanding and make some efforts not to make the triggering sounds in front of you, but soon forget and constantly have to be reminded, causing you to feel angry, anxious and depressed?

* Are you avoiding social activities that you enjoy because of the misophonia?

* Are you fearful of losing your job and/or is the misophonia effecting your job performance?


If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions or symptoms, then we can help.


You may be a candidate for Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or MCRT.

Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Misophonia Cognitive Center™ in response to the growing number of people with Misophonia coming to his private practice from audiologists and ENTs. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Misophonia, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Misophonic trigger response.

Call us at 646-585-2251 for a FREE consultation.

Category Archives: Misophonia in Children

How to Cope with a Child Suffering from Misophonia

children-with-misophonia-nyc-specialist-01Misophonia is difficult enough to deal with when it affects you personally, but things can quickly get much more complicated when you’re living with a child suffering from misophonia on a daily basis. Children are less cooperative and don’t consider their actions that much with regards to others, and if you don’t control the situation from early enough, you might eventually find yourself dealing with a child that’s beyond any realistic control.

Figure Out the Irritants and Minimize Them

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The first thing to do is to find out what exactly triggers your kid’s misophonia and take steps to minimize the presence of those irritants in your daily life. This should be easier to manage when the kid is still young and lives with you at home, although you’ll eventually also have to deal with the problem that they would want to go out among other people, where you won’t be in control of everything about the environment.

Explain the Situation Frequently

This makes it important to ensure that the child itself is aware of the condition they have as early as possible. Talking to them once will probably get you nowhere, as this is a difficult concept to explain to someone that young. Make sure to have this conversation several times as they are growing up, and especially try to use any situations that have triggered them more severely. The sooner they understand that they have a medical condition that needs to be dealt with in a sensitive way, the easier it will be for them and for you alike in the long run.

Get Specialized Help Early Enough

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It’s also critical that you don’t try to deal with the situation on your own, as this is an actual medical condition that’s beyond the control of most people out there. Get your child diagnosed early on so you know what you’re dealing with, and then start taking steps to ensure that the condition is under control in the long run.

Finding the right specialist for this purpose can be a bit of a tricky ordeal though, especially when it comes to a child, so if you want to avoid a great deal of hassle and confusion, get in touch with us at your earliest convenience. We’ll take you through the process of diagnosing and treating your child step by step, and the only thing you’ll have to do is stand by their side for support.