|Services:||ADULT THERAPY -- solution-focused, client-centered, psychodynamic treatment for individual adults suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, distress, PTSD, trauma et al.
COUPLES THERAPY -- enhancing relationship, reducing conflict, mediating trust/sex/money/parenting and other issues.
FAMILY THERAPY --usually re: parent-teen conflict and adolescent depression, low grades, drugs, rebellion, school pbms.
In all the above, I help you rediscover your value, strengths, talents, hope, esteem, humor, motivation, confidence, love of self and joy in life.
Specifically, I treat (often in coordination with a family MD or psychiatrist)
DEPRESSION - sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, suicidal ideas, poor sleep, lack of energy and lack of motivation; BIPOLAR (manic-depressive) disorder; DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE & ADDICTION; ANGER --excessive and loud arguing/yelling, throwing things, hitting people; ANXIETY - excessive worrying, panic attacks, phobias; OBSESSIIVE-COMPULSIVE -- over-involved in one or more activities; feeling you must act in a certain way despite your will; ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (with and without hyperactivity) (ADHD) -- impulsive actions, hyperactivity, interrupting, poor focus/attention;
FAMILY DISORDER - conflicts among members, parenting pbms, issues with relatives;
childhood Issues/attitudes, negligent or abusive parenting and related ATTACHMENT ISSUES - feeling separated from others, lonely,
sad, invisible, humiliated, abandoned, "lost child", I can't meet your standards, perfectionism, excessive self-blaming, over-responsible, never give yourself a break;
ADOLESCENT & YOUNG ADULT THERAPY -- sexual/physical/verbal abuse and molest, low grades, school suspensions, video addiction, promiscuity, "sexting," ADHD, angry arguing, isolating, running away, crime;
GRIEF - loss of anyone close to you to death or moving away or becoming ill; STONE-WALLING -ignoring you and refusing to respond to you;
HARSH CRITICISM -- verbal abuse, mean words of contempt - you feel he or she despises you;
HOPELESSNESS & SELF-CRITICISM -- loss of confidence in your life and future;
CONFUSION -- you can't make sense of your relationship(s)and your life;
DEFENSIVENESS - never admits anything or takes responsibility, acts like a victim, evades;
CAREER GUIDANCE -- loss of direction, unemployment; just starting out;
JOB CRISIS -- mistreatment by your boss, workmates, lay-off, firing;
HYPERSOMNIA -- you seem to sleep too much yet still lack energy;
INSOMNIA -- can't get to sleep, wake too early or often during the night, tired;
POST-TRAUMAIC STRESS (PTSD) -- nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, feeling of separation from loved ones; Irritibility, don't like to think about traumatic events|