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 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.