My Approach to Helping
I have practiced therapy over 40 years. I received incredible training at a universityhospital training facility. I was in therapy four times a week for 9 years. I am committed to being an effective therapist. But I need is your motivation to change. You don't have to come four times a week, not that you would, but in order for your treatment to succeed, we have to develop a professional relationship, where we both, at least equally, want you to to be good to yourself, become emotionally healthier and be happy and make others happy.
Therapy is effective for a wide range of symptoms: depression, anxiety, panic, low confidence and self-esteem and stress related physical problems. Most importantly, it changes you so that you don't get in your own way. You feel better being with you and so do others. The benefits of therapy continue after treatment has long ended and well beyond your expectations.
Therapy not only alleviates symptoms but allows people to feel wonderful and lead happier and emotionally healthier lives. I feel confident that if I can do it successfully, so can you. Its a matter of commitment and wanting to change yourself and your circumstances, more than anything else. It involves your refusal to remain the negative way you feel.
More Info About My Practice
My approach is straight forward effective technique. I am sensitive, empathic and professional. I offer private consultation and treatment. 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 children, couples and those with Asperger's Syndrome. I also have had specific training in the treatment of 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 you don't know. 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.