Approaches to Treatment
Although we tend to categorize therapies, we can’t do the same with people, as everyone has a completely different set of experiences and problems. And so I draw from a wide variety of treatment methods. My clinical orientation and training is integrative, as it combines Psychodynamic, Interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) perspectives. I am well schooled in Modern Psychoanalysis, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Self Psychology, Focusing and Client Centered Therapy and have received extensive training in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. One of the approaches I often use is mindfulness meditation, as the body holds onto past traumas that our minds may not always remember. I will discuss all the treatment options with you and find the one that will work best for you.
- Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight therapy, centers on unconscious processes. The client examines unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships.
- Interpersonal psychotherapy, is a short term treatment, usually 3 – 4 months, that helps a patient regain control of mood and functioning — as a person’s depression may not be caused by any interpersonal event or relationship —but usually affects relationships and creates problems.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, helps patients become aware of destructive or negative thinking to help them respond to challenging situations in a more effective way. CBT can be very helpful in treating anxiety or depression and can help anyone better manage stressful life situations.