Psychotherapy is a process that varies depending on the personalities of the therapist and the patient and the particular problems that the patient brings to treatment. The length of treatment with me varies depending on the nature and severity of your problems as well as the your motivation and life circumstances.
There are a number of different approaches to therapy. My approach is psychoanalytically-informed and attempts to expand your ability to experience, think about, cope with and enjoy, rather than be troubled by, your emotional life.
My style is friendly, active, down-to-earth and personal.
I believe that the goals of psychotherapy include the following:
To me, the agent of action in psychotherapy is the growth of a trusting and safe connection with a therapist wherein troublesome relationships, feelings and thoughts can be experienced, understood and transformed. It is my experience that, over time, this works in several ways to reduce symptoms, strengthen personal values and expand capacity to enjoy being yourself and being with others. Ideally, psychotherapy will have a long-lasting positive effect on satisfaction with work and relationships.