Individual psychotherapy. I have been deliberate in developing an array of clinical tools to help facilitate your healing. My original training is psychodynamic psychotherapy. I trained at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the oldest and most established training institute in the United States. This provides me a background in helping to understand complex issues you may be facing whose origin and solution might not otherwise be immediately apparent. I frequently utilize EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Theory, and Internal Family Systems models and techniques to help you explore and understand why you are experiencing certain symptoms and then use them as treatment modalities so that you can reach your goals.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based practice for treating developmental and major traumas. At times, many people find that they are unable to move past certain emotions and memories despite intellectually understanding them. EMDR focuses the mind's ability to heal itself to quickly process old wounds so that you can start feeling better much faster and finally deal with issues and conflicts that have been holding you back for years.
Somatic Experiencing is a a method of working with the body (particularly the nervous system) and the mind to work towards trauma resolution. Somatic Experiencing helps us to learn to re-regulate ourselves when we are in distress, and helps us complete traumatic reactions so we are no longer “stuck” in painful feelings and beliefs from past events and circumstances.
Couples therapy, based in EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy). Oftentimes communication problems are at the heart of relationship issues. We all want so desperately to be heard and understood, but more often than not, couples have developed patterns that disrupt this ability to connect with each other. I can help you untangle the issues, clarify the bigger picture, and teach you to once again be able to express and feel love from your partner rather than dwelling in anger and hurt.
Psychological Evaluation. Sometimes what's wrong isn't immediately apparent. As a physician might order additional tests in order to understand what is not visible to the eye, a psychologist sometimes needs to use other measures to see below the surface. Psychological evaluation is used to help understand problems with learning, relationships, and mood disorders amongst other things.
TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy) is a technique for helping children and young adults heal from trauma.