Psychoanalytic-Psychotherapy is a process through which individuals work one-on-one with a trained psychologist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. The individual-therapist relationship is a crucial element for success in this form of treatment. Together we will explore your feelings, beliefs, behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of your life you want to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Individual psychotherapy is helpful for people affected by:
- Chronic Anxiety
- Issues with intimacy and relationships
- Personality Disorders, such as Borderline Personality, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Avoidant Personality Disorder
- Issues common in older adulthood, such as declining health and loss of a spouse.
- Unhealthy use of food and body image issues
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Anger Management
Group therapy is a powerful course of treatment that can greatly improve one’s ability to resolve internal as well as interpersonal conflict. Being part of a small group of people under my professional guidance encourages peer support and a sense of connection that helps decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation. Group therapy promotes inner strength by allowing you to share private emotions and experiences with others who are facing similar struggles. It provides a forum in which you can learn how to assert your needs and consider other people’s perspectives.
Groups meet in a supportive, non-judgmental environment that encourages honesty, support, and hope. Psychological group focuses include:
- Overcoming life transitions, such as divorce, empty nesters, and career changes
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety and depression
- Grief and loss
- Difficulty maintaining and developing healthy relationships
- Women’s issues, such as feelings of being stuck, empty, inadequate, or unfulfilled
Couples & Family Therapy
In couples therapy I will help you and your partner identify the core issues that are creating conflict in your relationship. Together we will determine the changes that need to take place within your relationship as well as individually in order to develop better communication skills, increased feelings of intimacy and a sense of deeper connection within your relationship.
Family therapy is a special form of psychotherapy that focuses on making healthy changes within a family. Family therapy recognizes that each family member’s feelings, behaviors, and psychological adjustment affect the entire family dynamic. To be most effective, I will meet with all or most family members together rather than separately.
Certain disorders require using a variety of assessment tools for proper diagnosis. These assessments might be requested by concerned individuals, primary physicians, and family members. In my practice I provide comprehensive evaluations to identify and screen for:
- Adult ADHD/ADD (including college-age individuals)
- Alzheimer’s disease
The first step in the assessment process involves scheduling an initial consultation in order to discuss in detail your particular concerns. The next step involves administering the cognitive tests, which usually takes place over two or more sessions. I am also available for follow-up consultation as you begin to use the recommended strategies and supports in your day-to-day life.