Supportive Therapy: The goal in supportive therapy is to help you cope with the current stresses in your life. As you discuss your current problems I will provide you with direction and encouragement. With this treatment you will learn ways to relax, adjust to new life situations, and cope with difficult experiences.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is based on the idea that the way we think is affecting the way we behave and impacting our emotions. The goal in this treatment would be to identify the negative thoughts you are having and re-shape the way you respond to them. We will establish behavioral goals together and you may be asked to do some assignments on your own at home. Through behavioral change and reframing the automatic thoughts you are having, you will begin to see a postive change in the way you feel.
Psychodynamic Therapy: During this therapy I will encourage you to explore early relationships with your parents and significant others. By examing prior as well as current relationships, we gain insight into patterns of how you relate to others and your emotional responses to those around you.
Psychopharmacology: There are some people who will benefit from the use of medication. There are many different kinds of medications available today. During our visits we will discuss your current problems and how they are impacting your life. I may recommend a change in dose of your medication or offer a new medication depending on how you are responding to your current regimen.