- Individual Psychotherapy
- Couples Psychotherapy
- Supervision for Mental Health Professionals
- Consultation to Work Groups
I suggest an initial consultation to see if I'm the right therapist for you...to determinethat we are a good fit. We will talk together to understand what you think, feel andbelieve about relationships, work, family and yourself, including the concern that bringsyou here. I believe that there is usually, but not always, a connection between ourearly experiences and our problems in the present. Even small shifts in awarenesscan enable new and better choices. If your goals are narrowly focused, brief therapy(usually 3-6 months), such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy may be right for you. If not, alonger-term insight-oriented approach may be more helpful. I often combine cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented work, depending on your particular goals.
Couples' fights are often recurrent and frequently end without resolution. Many say that it's even hard to remember what they fight about. In couples therapy you will begin to understand your conflicts in a different way. Your particular patterns of interaction, and the reasons for them, will become clear, enabling you to interrupt and alter those that prevent the closeness that you want. My couple work is influenced by the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) of Dr. Susan Johnson.
I have been supervising mental health professionals individually and in groups, including those in agencies (The Jewish Board), academic settings (Teachers College), and, private practice. Most mental health professionals want supervision at some point in their professional careers, whether occasionally, for a specific problem or regularly, in an on-going way. I take great pleasure in sharing my skills and expertise with my colleagues in the field.
In 1987, Dr. Francine Shapiro (a psychologist) made the observation that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts under certain conditions and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was born. While some therapists use it as a stand-alone structured technique for the treatment of trauma, it can be useful in a variety of other situations, as well. I find it can be particularly helpful in increasing relaxation and enhancing exploration in the context of insight-oriented (talk) therapy.
Whether you work with others in an office, a musical ensemble, a hospital, or somewhere else entirely, we all live and work in groups from the moment we are born. Many of us work in teams and the quality of our interactions can determine our creative process and work output. Communicating effectively can transform a stressful work environment into an enjoyable and productive one. As a consultant to small work groups I use my training in group therapy and conflict resolution to structure a safe environment that facilitates flexible and effective problem solving.