Therapy: With Adults and Adolescents presenting with a variety of psychological issues including: anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, poor performance at work/school, grief, loss, trauma, excessive anger/rage and cynicism, stress, and family strife. We will work directly through the therapaeutic alliance for you to become a more wholly integrated self, drawing on all aspects of your personality to empower you through increased awareness of feelings, desires and limitations, clarity in dealings with others, and heightened capacity to process and express emotions. I use many techniques, including guided imagery and psychodrama, to help decompress and reintegrate traumatic and dysfunctional past experiences. Individual therapy should help you grow and mature in the areas that were delayed in your early formative years or from later life dysfunction and trauma.
Group Psychotherapy: is a powerful method for growth and change. Up to 8 individuals meet face to face to share their lives, support and challenge each other, and practice better relational skills. The power of process groups lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement and feedback from other individuals in safe and confidential environment. With facilitation from therapists, participants work on verbalizing feelings, sharing time and space, compromise, sacrifice, actively expressing love and caring, assertiveness, conflict resolution, establishing interpersonal boundaries and other relationship skills. Its a very active process with constant experiential learning of better relational skills, often more effective than individual therapy for significant behavior change. Group helps you evolve a happier life with less despair and deeper, richer, more open relationships; judgmentalness will diminish while love will play a larger role in your life. Many of my clients begin with Individual Therapy and later add or change to Group Therapy.
Therapy Groups for Therapists: for therapists who crave intense interpersonal connections with full and respectful openness, these groups are a rare opportunity for relationally oriented therapists, novice to seasoned, to gather for a high caliber group therapy experience. We focus on awareness and expression of here-and-now process as we encounter each other fully and authentically. The ongoing group facilitates healing emotional wounds and traumas, clearer self-awareness, greater empathy and intimacy with others (including your clients) and voicing your emotions, longings, and shadow as we evolve into our full personhood. (sliding fee is available).
Couples Therapy: For married and unmarried couples (gay or straight), including premarital counseling, parenting therapy, and sex therapy. I will help you develop intimacy and compassion, improve expressive and listening skills, share and compromise, and face the many varied challenges for couples over their life span. I emphasize that though love is a wonderful feeling, its not enough for good coupling; you have to put love into actions. Even for couples who function well, regular "check-in" sessions can greatly enhance the quality of the relationship and preventively avoid many marital pitfalls.