My Approach to Helping
When we work together. I listen with compassion, and using a large toolkit of integrative psychology, help you navigate out of anxiety, depression, or physical pain in a holistic way. Often our work will begin with determining and understanding your personal strengths and vulnerabilities. Together we will develop a plan to help you build resilience and develop skills to help you deal with the tension of life's situations with comfort confidence.
When I work with a couple, I evaluate their developmental stage to help them understand the root cause of their challenges and strengths. I support each partner's self development and growth as a person and help them better understand themselves and each other. I teach skills so they can be constructive in their communications and actions in order to build on each other's strengths rather than react to triggering situations.
In pre-marital counseling I evaluate the attachment style of each partner to understand their mode of relating to each other. I then provide a three hour evaluation. In the first part I explain the strengths and vulnerabilities of the partner's relationship. The second part I provide guidelines to avoid getting in stalemates and misunderstanding and learn deal with stresses and conflicts that will strengthen the relationship.
I have successfully helped individuals, couples, and families overcome conflicts, anxiety, depression, trauma, physical pain, and interpersonal conflicts. I integrate modern science-based healing modalities and have over 35 years of clinical experience. Further information on my work can be found in my book: Healing the Power in You: Tapping into Courage, Hope and Resilience.
As a physician with extensive knowledge and experience, I work gently and rapidly. Most clients who come with acute grief or trauma overcome their problem within a few sessions. However, couples and clients with deep traumas, or chronic issues, often require longer therapy to clear the origins of the problems and change that pattern.
For couples and individuals interested in doing deep work over a weekend or a week, I offer intensive programs and retreats in various pristine locations.