Approach to Treatment
Over the past 30 years, I have developed a practice that seeks to help children, adolescents, and adults reach their full potential. My practice focuses on providing outpatient psychotherapy that addresses a range of problems including anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, bi-polar disorders, spectrum disorders, self-confidence and self-esteem problems, social and familial relationship problems, and emotionally-based academic problems. I also educate and train parents to help facilitate their child’s development.
While my approach is unique to the needs of each patient and his or her family, I employ the cognitive therapy approach, utilizing CBT, ACT, and DBT techniques, which focus on changing distortions in automatic thinking and providing tools to support healthy functioning. I also incorporate Schema Therapy, an enhanced version of CBT that works more directly on the need for emotional healing. During the therapeutic process, patients will develop a blueprint or x-ray of their emotional infrastructure, as well as an understanding how it developed and how it maladaptively impacts their life. Once this has been accomplished, I work with patients to use this knowledge to help them rid themselves of their symptoms and live a more fulfilling life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I seek to create an atmosphere that is non-threatening and warm, yet I ensure that we remain focused on reaching therapeutic goals. I also emphasize a collaborative approach to problem solving.