Psychotherapy is a type of therapy used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I provide a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
You may seek psychotherapy because you have felt depressed, anxious or angry. Or you may want help for an illness that is interfering with your emotional or physical well-being. Perhaps you have short-term problems or goals that you need help sorting through. Some patients may need couples counseling to understand their partner and the many issues they go through, or trying to avoid divorce. Perhaps you had a recent breakup, face an empty nest, feel overwhelmed by a new job, recently moved or grieving a death. I’m a licensed psychotherapist and don’t tie myself to any one approach. I blend elements from different approaches and tailor your treatment according to your needs. I lean on CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) but use a healthy dose of Psychodynamics/Psychoanalysis and my own intuition.
I look to see if you have “faulty thinking” or cognitive distortions, and work on replacing these thoughts or cognitions with positive or “true” ones. Most of my patients are ready to move forward with short-term treatment, but happy to continue longer if it’s needed. My goal is to help you feel good and move forward with your life. By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.