My Approach to Helping
I work primarily with couples and relationship issues (50% of my caseload). Male and female individuals make up the remainder of my practice, as well as a small number of families. I have been classically trained in the psychodynamic mode and in family systems and in existential therapy. More recently, and in response to many client needs, I have become quite interested in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also use "Solution-Focused Brief Therapy." Consequently, I consider myself well-versed in a variety of theoretical models and practical interventions. This allows me to meet the variety of needs that clients present. I do not try to "jam a square peg in a round hole" but rather match interventions that work best for your particular and unique situation. My approach is very interactive rather than passive. Therapy is, from my point of view, a collaborative process where the therapist adopts the empathic role of guide, mentor or sometimes even coach; always keeping the best interests and best outcomes for the client in mind.