My Approach to Individual Therapy
While I have been working with couples for 30 years, I started my professional practice working with individuals and continue to work with men and women individually.
I consider myself an “interactive therapist” and approach therapy as a joint venture.
I will help you determine and achieve your goals and evolve to where you want to be in your life whether that means having an intimate and rewarding relationship, being free from depression or anxiety, achieving career objectives, making difficult life-changing decisions or enhancing the quality and joy in your life.
In addition to our time together in session, I often suggest readings or exercises that might enhance your therapeutic experience and encourage you to work in between sessions.
I strive for connectedness above all else. I do employ a variety of clinical interventions depending upon the situation and person. I bring a lot of experience to the table and draw from a variety of clinical options to make a good match for your particular needs such as:
What To Expect in Your First Session
Our first session will be about defining what it is that brings you into therapy at this particular moment in your life. We will work towards understanding what issues you are working on and what goals you have for yourself. I will try to gain, through our conversation, an understanding of what you’d like to accomplish. Your work, in the preliminary session, will be to determine if you feel comfortable with me and if you believe I can create a safe place where you can explore issues.
Therapy usually takes place once weekly and will last as long as you feel you need to achieve your goals which can be anywhere from a few months to a few years.
In addition to couples counseling, my areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: