My Approach to Helping
Some people don't see how "talk therapy" can be helpful let alone curative. Therapy is both, helpful and curative. Why? It's done through the therapy relationship. The therapist and the patient have a relationship. They work together, they communicate together, they trust each other, which allows for buried thoughts, feelings, wounds to be highlighted, expressed and brought to light (consciousness). This is processed over time and worked through to a mature emotional resolution. Simply put, it's a psychological developmental do-over. Consequently, symptoms are eliminated, the personality is integrated, no longer broken or wounded. The patient now feels solid, sturdy, mature and satisfied.
More Info About My Practice
I offer private consultation and treatment for individuals, couples and families. I work with various ages, diagnoses, problems and situations. I have extensive training and experience over the past 45 years. I evaluate and treat children, teens, adults, couples, families and Asperger's Syndrome. I also have had specific training in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Concisely put, disorders of the mind are a result of nature and nurture, or "if it's not one thing it's a mother, then you have to look a little father". This is not blaming mothers or fathers. They had parents too. In fact more often than not parents give a better childhood to their children than the one they received but all families are like cults, with healthy messages and unhealthy ones. It's impossible to go through childhood without disappointment, resentment and consequently regression. It creates a false narrative that interferes with our personal identity. We end up sabotaging ourselves.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Good therapy requires significant frequency and time. All improvement generally requires that. It is like most things. You get what you put into it. You should know, that what you will receive from therapy, if you do give it your all is beyond what you can imagine. Why? Because it opens you to be right for yourself, to be right with yourself and stops you from shooting yourself in the foot. You become real, genuine and now you can stand behind your words, unafraid. You can feel like the adult man or the adult woman because that is what you are. Your roles and relationships are not chores or hollow. You actually feel wonderful. To get there takes time. But isn't that worth it? You are going to get older anyway, you might as well get there healthy. It will benefit others as well.