If you are looking for a therapist, the information on this website will help you to understand how I work and to consider whether I might be the therapist to help you. Finding a good therapist is not easy and the match between patient and therapist is important. Therapists are not all the same. We differ greatly in the ways we do therapy, as well as our level of skill, training and experience and in the type of work we prefer to do.
PLEASE NOTE: SESSIONS MAY BE CONDUCTED THROUGH TELECONFERENCING. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO COME TO THE OFFICE.
I am interested in working with people who want to make significant changes in their lives and who are willing to take responsibility to do so. My patients are looking for more than just support during a crisis, although it may be a crisis that brings them to therapy in the first place. While psychotherapy (which I will call "therapy" in this text) often provides emotional support, the main goal of therapy is to change the way a patient approaches and copes with life and relationships. Thus, not only helping with their current crisis but teaching them to change to avoid a similar crisis in the future. My patients are aware that there is something about their personality or the way they cope in life and relationships that contributes to their personal or career problems. They may not know exactly what causes their problems, but know that something needs to change about themselves.
I believe that most people can benefit from therapy and greatly improve the quality of lives if they work with a good therapist. I have been a patient myself and I know that my life is enormously different than it would have been without therapy.
Therapy is an investment in the quality of your life now and in the future. The changes you make in your life are likely to also benefit those around you including your spouse or partner and your children, friends and coworkers.
The section entitled, "Who I Am and How I Do Psychotherapy" will give you a better understanding of how I work
and how I differ from most therapists.