Therapy with Children
In the course of more than twenty years of practice, I find that a family systems approach to working with children is most effective in resolving their problems effectively and quickly. I consider the child in his whole life environment: family, school, friends. Typically, I see the parents in the first session. After that, I work with parents on a tailor-made set of strategies for their child. Whether a child has been diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder, oppositional-defiant disorder, anxiety or depression, I empower parents to help their child improve behavior and become happier. I work cooperatively with the child’s pediatrician and/or psychiatrist if the child has been taking medication. Usually 4-6 sessions is enough to resolve most childhood problems. I give all parents in my practice a copy of my parenting guide 21 Days to a Happy Child. When parents follow it conscientiously, they tell me it works like magic!
Therapy with Adults
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, Focusing, as well as drawing on other approaches, to relieve anxiety, depression, mood swings, or challenges with life transitions. I do not have a one-size-fits-all approach. I take a holistic perspective and get to know you as an individual in your whole life situation: family, work, home environment, exercise, diet, etc. Then I discuss with you what changes you would like to make in your life and how you would like to proceed in therapy.
Therapy with Couples
Modern day-to-day life puts a lot of stress on maintaining a good relationship with your spouse or partner. After finding out the issues blocking communication and what changes in the relationship each partner would like to see, I provide you with custom-designed strategies for problem solving, regaining intimacy and romance, improving communication, healing after affairs, dealing with adult children or other issues.
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