Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and patient, and the particular problems you are experiencing. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.

 

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

 

Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work will include and a treatment plan to follow, if you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise. If your doubts persist, I will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second opinion.
 

I specialize in treating a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, OCD, post traumatic stress disorder, grief/bereavement and mood disorders.
 
My number one priority is to bring happiness and well-being to my patients' lives by restoring their mental balance. I want to help you break free from old habits, developing healthy coping skills and finding new ways to respond to life's challenging situations. I provide individual psychotherapy, marital/couples therapy, family therapy, child/adolescent therapy and other services.

For additional treatment services not mentioned here, please feel free to contact me .



Individual Therapy

Individuals join me for one-on-one consultations in a safe and open setting. Individual therapy sessions last 50 minutes.

Marital/Couples Therapy

For couples who have run into emotional trouble or just want to make sure their relationship gets off to a healthy start, Marital/Couples Therapy is highly valuable.

Family Therapy

Usually some event, disruption, conflict or stress drives families or individual family members to family therapy services. 

 

 

Child/Adolescent Therapy

Children ages 3-17 are welcome at the practice.  The vast needs and concerns of this age group are considered during Child and adolescent therapy sessions.