Services

I offer the following services:

INDIVIDUAL ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychotherapy (sometimes referred to as Counseling) is a form of “Talk Therapy” developed to help people understand themselves and their relation to others. It can be helpful for reducing emotional pain and developing greater confidence and skill in personal and professional relationships. It can also help to alleviate depression and anxiety. Psychotherapy may be problem focused and short term, or more in-depth. For those seeking a more intensive exploration, psychoanalytic treatment may be helpful. Among the issues which can be addressed are concerns related to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • anger management
  • expression of feelings
  • life transitions
  • aging
  • loss
  • difficulty in work or relationships
  • sexuality and intimacy

COUPLES COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY

This type of treatment may be helpful for partners who find themselves experiencing chronic conflicts despite repeated attempts at talking it through, or when a long-term relationship seems to have become lacking in vibrancy. Couples in a dating relationship also may find it useful to consult with a psychologist when they find themselves unable to decide whether or not to move toward a more formal commitment. Some of the issues which can be addressed are concerns related to:

  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • intimacy and ruptures in relationships
  • sexual intimacy
  • infidelity
  • parenting
  • extended family
  • separation
  • divorce
  • reunification
  • stepfamily issues
  • finances

CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND PARENTING SERVICES

If you are experiencing parenting struggles, or if your child is having trouble in areas such as behavior, mood regulation, sleep, appetite, and academic or social functioning, it may be helpful to seek psychological services. Sometimes it is clear what has led to the difficulty, for example, the death of a family member or friend, divorce or remarriage, abuse or trauma, or a major illness or disability for the child or for a family member. In some cases, it is not clear what is causing a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stressed, sulky, tearful or oppositional.

However, if you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts, and seek help. I regard consulting with parents as a vital part of helping children and adolescents develop their optimal potential. Treatment modalities may include:

  • individual child therapy
  • parenting
  • family therapy
  • or a combination

COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR TICS (CBIT)

If you or your child is struggling with tics and have found insufficient help from medication, CBIT may be something to consider.

From the Tourette Syndrome Association:

CBIT is a non-drug treatment consisting of three important components:

  • (a) training the patient to be more aware of tics
  • (b) training patients to do competing behavior when they feel the urge to tic
  • (c) making changes to day to day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.

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