New York Psychiatrist Uses Verbal Abuse On Wall Street Clients

11/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A New York psychiatrist says caustic verbal abuse is the best treatment for traumatized Wall Street jocks.

Last week the bottom dropped out of the financial market, and in a peculiar way, the brunt of the collapse fell on me. I counsel senior executives at Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Moody's, and a number of hedge funds. I've even treated a few US cabinet members in my 30 years in practice.

My schedule is always packed--I see about 80 people a week. But for the past few weeks, my phone has been ringing off the hook, as self-worth on Wall Street plummets faster than WaMu stock.

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