Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy and Consultation
I offer individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents with the following concerns:
Anxiety Panic Disorder
Depression Sexual Difficulties
Trauma Relationship Difficulties
Loss/Grief Low Self Esteem
Spiritual Concerns Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Personal Growth Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, etc.)
I offer couples therapy to couples suffering from:
SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
In addition to helping individuals and couples, I provide supervision and consultation for mental health professionals who require or desire ongoing professional growth and development.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
My approach to therapy places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, as the 'goodness of fit' between therapist and patient is the single most important factor determining the success of any therapy. Therefore, in the first couple of sessions, you can expect that I will make every effort to understand what difficulties bring you to therapy and how I can help, as well as how comfortable you feel talking with me. This includes a feeling of being able to speak openly and honestly about as much or as little as you like.
An immediate effect of therapy is often relief. This comes from a feeling of being heard accurately and deeply. Sessions become a place where previously unsaid thoughts and feelings can find an audience, but in order for this to happen the atmosphere must be one of compassion, and must be non-judgmental and non-coercive. This means that I will not determine your goals for you and I will not impose an agenda of my own upon you. Rather, we will work together to determine and realize your goals. I am often quiet, especially as I am first getting to know you and your needs, but I am not silent. You will hear from me, especially once I have a gained a good understanding of you, your story, and how I can be helpful to you.