A crucial aspect of psychotherapy—with adults, children, and adolescents—is the partnership you develop with your therapist. A caring relationship provides a safe and confidential environment where one can discuss personal thoughts and feelings and understand how they influence behavior. The better this understanding, the more easily one can make good decisions, avoid old patterns of behavior that get us in trouble, and develop new behaviors that lead to happy, optimistic, and healthy lives.
Therapy consists of individual 50-minute sessions. For children and adolescents, it may also involve sessions with parents and the whole family. The type of treatment I use represents a combination of three psychological perspectives: cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems. Therapy is completely tailored to the individual needs and goals of the client.