My Approach to Helping
My prime modality for working with patients is a Depth Psychological approach. Depth psychology is not meant to cure us of complexes or to reveal completely the mysterious depths of the psyche, but it is a journey in which we may become more aware, may gain insight into ourselves, into the hidden needs, desires, and fears that often motivate us to behave in ways that do not serve us well. With awareness comes choice; we are no longer prisoners to the same mistakes or to the same patterns in interpersonal relationships which have continuously proven ineffective, self or other destructive, unproductive. We are free to re-imagine our lives and to choose differently and creatively so as to enrich our lives. Depth psychotherapeutic techniques include dialogue with the therapist in an intimate, confidential, and supportive atmosphere, analysis of dreams, active imagination and other expressive modalities like art, music, and poetry.