I provide psychological therapy for adults of all ages, from young adult into the senior years. It’s never too late to start psychotherapy. Change is always possible. Even for symptoms you’ve lived with for a long time and haven’t resolved in the past. It just takes willingness, motivation, and help that addresses their not-so-conscious causes.
The psychoanalytic form of psychotherapy I practice offers a detailed focus on whatever symptoms and problems you bring. We’ll look at them together in the context of your early history. I’ll help you work out what is at their roots. Psychotherapy is one option. Psychoanalysis, due to the benefit of more frequent sessions, permits deeper change.
For information about both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, see: “My Approach”, “FAQ”, “On Psychoanalysis”, “On The Use Of The Couch”, “What Do I Look For In A Therapist” and “What if Therapy Hasn’t Helped Me in the Past?”. For a list of the various psychological problems I’ve worked with over many years, please look at my “Areas of Expertise.”
When you contact me, we’ll set up a series of initial consultations. This usually consists of two or three meetings. Following those first meetings, I’ll recommend a treatment approach designed to meet your specific and individual needs – including the frequency of sessions I think will be most helpful. Frequency is a decision we’ll both come to. Once we discuss and agree upon a plan, our work together begins.
The same process of consultation, as well as my detailed focus on presenting problems and symptoms, extends to the following areas of my practice:
The teenage years are a period of separation, growing independence, and personal development. Teens grapple with many intense feelings – about themselves, who they are and will become, about their parents, and about their relationships.
As we all know, adolescence can be very difficult. When feelings become symptoms, teen psychological therapy helps to navigate through this complex time. An individualized plan of therapy is discussed with parents before we begin.
Parents and Their Teenage or Adult Children
Words and actions between parents and their children can become angry, strained, or closed down. Hurt and defensiveness usually follow. While misunderstandings are inevitable, they are unwanted and painful.
I work in psychological therapy with parents and their teenage or adult children to provide a neutral and supportive place. Here, I help you communicate, listen, and understand each other’s feelings and needs.
Parent-child psychotherapy will help you resolve what underlies your misunderstandings, hurt, and resentments. The goal of this important work is to build a stronger basis for ongoing, satisfying, and open conversation.