The Way I Work:
My therapeutic style, cultivated over the past 40 years, is generally to be interactive with my patients. I do give feedback, ask questions, pose challanges and make observations which you are always encouraged to consider, but also to reject, elaborate and modify. Overall, therapy is designed to help you gain deeper understanding of yourself. As your self-understanding broadens you will be in a much better position to actively and deliberately make better choices about advancing your life in directions that will be more satisfying.
I always ask my clients to look inside of themselves and become curious about themselves, taking nothing about themselves at face value or for granted. I hope to inspire you to become curious about how you are put together psychologically. As we examine your unique personality and character, we will look at how these have both helped as well as hindered your emotional and psychological growth and development; how these have both aided and gotten in the way of your acheiving goals, relationships and living, in general.
One of the reasons people often do not pursue therapy is because of the concern that the therapist will try to keep them in treatment longer than they wish or is really necessary. Ending therapy is always in your control. I always invite my patients to discuss any aspect of our work together about which they have reservations or questions.
The process of therapy can be difficult at times. We will be engaged in emotional work which is often an emotional challange. Therapy can engender strong emotional reactions which at times may make therapy feel a bit like an emotional roller coaster.
Please feel free to contact me to schedule a consultation to determine if working with me in this kind of way may be a good fit for you.
Examples of Adult Problems Therapy Commonly Helps:
- Panic/Anxiety Attacks.
- Life transitions.
- Relationship problems.
- Shame feelings and reactions.
- Feelings of hopelessness and/or helplessness.
- Chronic emotional stress.
- Narcissistic Personality.
- Borderline Personality.
- Feeling alienated from everyone and everything.
- Anxieties related to job and financial stress.
- Always making bad choices in relationships.
- Feeling stuck in a bad relationship and cannot see how to get out of it.
- Feeling in a rut, repeating patterns that just don't work.
- Feeling trapped in a job or relationship.
- Feeling like you just can't get out of your own way.
- Anger and arousal management and regulation.
- Career / vocational underacheivement.
- Substance abuse, adiction and recovery.
- Process addictions and recovery (e.g., sex addiction, internet addiction, addictive gambling, addictive buying).
- Adult survivors of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
- Psychosomatic illnesses.
- Adjustment to and management of acute and chronic medical illnesses.
- Stage of life health related issues (e.g., declining health, loss of vitality).