My Approach to Therapy
I provide individual and couples psychotherapy and diagnostic assessment services to a diverse patient population. Trained as a clinical psychologist, I assist people who are facing significant life transitions and changes, have experienced trauma or loss, or are dealing with psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative partnership between a psychologist and a patient (or patients). People often consider psychotherapy when they feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness, when emotional difficulties make it hard for them to function effectively at school, work or home, when their behaviors are harmful to themselves or to others, or when they are troubled by emotional difficulties facing family members or close friends.
Can Psychotherapy Help You?
Research suggests that psychotherapy effectively decreases patients’ depression and anxiety and related symptoms, such as pain, fatigue and nausea. Psychotherapy has also been found to increase survival time for heart surgery and cancer patients, and it can have a positive effect on the body’s immune system. Not surprisingly, research increasingly supports the idea that emotional health and physical health are very closely linked and that psychotherapy can improve a person’s overall health status.
There is convincing evidence that most people who have at least several sessions of psychotherapy are far better off than untreated individuals with emotional difficulties. One major study showed that 50 percent of patients noticeably improved after eight sessions while 75 percent of individuals in therapy improved by the end of six months.
Though I work with a very diverse patient population, a portion of my practice is dedicated to the specialty population of working with physicians, psychologists, nurses, other healthcare professionals as well as attorneys, architects and other executive professionals.
Please contact me to schedule an initial consultation so we can start to improve how you manage your emotions and your interactions with those around you.