My Approach to Helping
It has been so wonderful and rewarding to be a Clinical Psychologist for over 25 years. My passion for assisting people in navigating through life's challenges and problems has been so fulfilling. I follow a Humanistic model which emphasizes helping individuals get more in touch with their strengths and resources to live a more constructive and meaningful life now. I am goal oriented and really believe that Real Problems have Real Solutions and that therapy can be successful in a reasonably short period of time. I emphasize the importance of choices, priorities, and responsibility. I believe that when one is in touch with these concepts, the possibilities for emotional growth and satisfaction in life are enhanced. By helping individuals be more in touch with these ideas helps individuals learn to think, feel, and behave in a more mature manner which in turn causes them to think, feel, and behave in ways that are more fulfilling.
More Info About My Practice
I accept most insurance programs. I can guarantee an appointment within 24 hours. Unless there is an emergency, I see individuals exactly at their appointment time. I always return phone calls the same day. My schedule is flexible. I work Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M to 9:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 8:00 A.M until 3:00 P.M. Of course, I am always able to be reached by office or cell phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My practice has changed over the years. In the past 10 years, I find that I am doing more couples/relationship or marital counseling. However I continue to work with individuals suffering from anxiety and/or depression, general stress problems, and self esteem issues.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can help individuals get in touch with the reality that the human condition really is influenced by the way in which we think. Often people have learned irrational thoughts which in turn affect their self esteem and problem resolution abilities. Once this is "corrected", individuals feel better, i.e. less anxious, less depressed, etc. They can then solve virtually any problem with confidence. Here again, psychotherapy must involve setting clear goals and the steps to reach these goals. With the above strategies, individuals flourish in an environment of emotional safety. Psychotherapy helps develop the skill sets to tackle any problem.