I provide the following psychological services including:
- Individual psychotherapy for adults
- Marriage counseling & Couples counseling for adults and their significant others
I provide treatment for a variety of issues including:
- Alcohol/substance abuse & dependence
- Interpersonal conflict
- Unhealthy relational patterns
- Low self-esteem & self-confidence
- Co-occurring disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
The types of psychotherapy I provide include:
- Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Solution focused therapy
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Relapse prevention therapy
- Communication skills training
- Imago relational therapy
- Collaborative couple’s therapy
Most of these approaches are better suited for those primarily interested in seeking relief from symptoms (problems involving mood, thinking and behaviors – including addictions) or for those looking for ways to cope more effectively with the distressing and stressful situations they are facing.
The goals of psychoanalytic psychotherapy (a specific type of psychodynamic psychotherapy) are more ambitious. It is a therapeutic intervention that also provides symptom relief but it does so by exploring and addressing the underlying causes themselves of which the symptoms are the consequence. Through the therapeutic alliance (the new relationship that you and I develop) you gain a deeper understanding of your motivations, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as well as how and why you relate to others the way that you do. This includes helping you gain insight into how previous experiences from your family of origin continue to influence you in the present. The combination of new insight and new experience allows you the opportunity to develop healthier ways of experiencing yourself and the world around you for greater fulfillment in your life.
I also provide treatment for those individuals who have co-occurring disorders, sometimes referred to as dual diagnosis, when a person has both an addiction and another mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Dual diagnosis treatment is not a form of psychotherapy per se, but is a strategy of utilizing combinations of psychotherapies simultaneously to assist clients with co-occurring disorders.