My philosophy and approach to helping children, teens, couples or families Is to help them not just reduce symptoms but to work through conflicts that have plagued and interfered with many aspects of their life and relationships. My approach and self-expectations are to be professional, effective, sensitive and aware of the way the mind works at all times, so that my patient can work through their difficulties. I have a responsibility to diagnose accurately and provide the best treatment. Therapy, if practiced correctly, is truly effective. It is a quality of life enhancer. It is an emotional necessity. People young and old can benefit and I want very much to provide it.
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More Info About My Practice
Children and adults experience significant disappointments which often lead to resentment and regression. When this happens, it is difficult for people to enjoy their role in life. It becomes difficult to enjoy others or be one, others can enjoy. Unfortunately, there are people who have been exposed to traumas, losses, abandonments and suffer. Simple daily functioning becomes hard to perform. Children and adults often struggle with sadness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, eating disturbances, self-injurious behaviors or isolation. This does not have to continue. Help is available.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The first order of business is to reduce the patient's negative symptoms and behaviors. Secondly, it is to give the patient the venue to work through their conflicted and grieving emotions. Thirdly, is to help the patient see that they are repeating emotions, portrayals, and memories that have not been emotionally worked through. It is not conscious. The purpose of psychotherapy is to provide emotional support and insight.
My Therapy Focus
is to assist my patients, young or old with remebering things that are painful, processing the emotions, seeing how it impacts them today and resolving it once and for all. They say, "You can't cry over spilled milk". They are wrong. In therapy, you have to cry, so you can clean it up and move forward. My focus is to help my patients move forward.