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Psychotherapy is an endeavor that many people seek to improve the overall quality of their lives. Whether one is experiencing conflict within relationships, difficulties coping with stress, a specific life problem, or acute symptoms, the insights, skills and increased awareness that come from working with a psychotherapist can be invaluable.
How Can I Benefit From Therapy?
Therapy can be an effective tool to:
Help people create and maintain satisfying relationships
Decrease the intensity of symptoms and negative emotional states
Develop healthy coping strategies to deal with painful emotions
Improve communication with others, and develop healthy interpersonal behaviors
Assist individuals in defining how they wish their lives to be different, and identifying the steps needed to meet their goals
Help develop and cultivate feelings of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-worth
More fully enjoy life
Approach to treatment:
Given the complexity of our lives and the reasons we seek psychotherapy, I believe that treatment should be not only goal oriented and focused, but flexible and sensitive to the uniqueness of who we are. Accordingly, I employ a variety of evidence based therapeutic strategies and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness/Mentalization based practices to help individuals, couples, and families improve the quality of their lives.
Psychological Assessment (IQ/cognitive testing, personality assessments)
Stress associated with relationships, work, school, aging, and medical illnesses
Marital or relationship difficulties
Anxiety and anxiety related disorders