My Approach to Helping
My approach is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. This type of therapy focuses on the cause of your psychological and emotional problems. Psychodynamic therapy uses self-reflection and self-examination and the therapy relationship to understand and resolve problematic relationship patterns, inner conflicts and emotional blind spots. Psychodynamic therapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress related physical problems, and the benefits of therapy continue after treatment has ended. It's goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives.
More Info About My Practice
My approach is straight forward, sensitive, empathic and professional. I offer private consultation and treatment. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 40 years. I offer individual, group, couples and family therapy. I evaluate and treat all ages. In addition, I have extensive experience with the evaluation and treatment for those with Asperger's Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Review as many therapists as you can. Go with your gut, go with their experience and look up their approach and the type of therapy they do, to see if it's for you. I would recommend you see a therapist who has had their own successful therapy; has seen a great number of patients, is very well trained and can tell you things you that will help you. Your therapist should be an objective individual, who is supportive and provides insight, so you can see yourself and others realistically. Your therapist should be empathic and attuned to your needs, concerns and issues.
What Makes up a Problem?
It is impossible to go through childhood and adolescence without some disappointment. If those disappointments are serious and frequent enough they can lead to being emotionally stuck and conflicted. This can lead to how you see yourself and others. This leads to negative emotional symptoms, negative behaviors and poor decision making. These type of problems are generally out of conscious awareness. Not being aware of your blind-spots promotes a repetition of the problem. A problem is a past emotional hurt that never healed and is still active.