My Approach to Helping
People often wonder whether they need therapy. They are not sure whether it will be a worthwhile investment. This is especially true of "talk therapy." This involves taking time out of a busy life to reflect on yourself. Those who invest in therapy often find that it helps them address their concerns. Research supports this. For instance, a highly cited review of studies of thorough talk therapy processes found that these can lead to lasting gains. These were higher than in less thorough kinds of help. Research also suggests that therapy can be as helpful as medications for common issues.
Psychodynamic therapy has been around for a long time. It is based on psychoanalysis. Analysis is a similar but more intensive form of therapy. Both start from the premise that getting to know ourselves well is key to finding lasting solutions to problems.
Each person is unique. When you contact my office for a phone consultation, we will consider your aims for therapy. This will help us to think about your options. If there is a better option elsewhere, I will do my best to offer a referral.