My Approach to Helping
Dr. Peters views each client as a unique individual that has their own set of struggles and their own set of strengths. he helps individuals to work through their struggles by also helping them to further develop their own internal and external resources and strengths. He primarily sees psychotherapy as a collaborative and creative dialogue, between client and therapist. He is equally comfortable in working from a brief psychotherapy model, to help individuals gain relief from their symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, or in doing longer-term therapy, in helping individuals gain more extensive insights and make character changes. He integrates a traditional approach, such as psychodynamic therapy, assertion training, guided imagery, anger management techniques, role playing and family therapy (in working with children, adolescents and families) along with novel, cutting edge approaches, such as EMDR, i.e., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Somatic Therapy. EMDR and Somatic therapy are especially useful approaches in the resolution of traumatic issues. He helps individuals (both children and adults) to become more assertive, deal effectively with issues of anger, manage stressful situations, gain more affect regulation and deal more successfully with conflict in their relationships. In all of this, Dr. Peters never forgets the therapeutic values that he had learned on his own journey, the importance of empathic understanding and the movement of growth that can be released through direct therapeutic feedback, empathic therapeutic interpretation and a full honest collaborative dialogue between client and therapist.