I work with every patient to determine the appropriate treatment plan. While my work is influenced by a variety of theoretical perspectives, I believe it is important to select a modality and operate from that framework. Depending on the individual’s presenting issues and goals of treatment, I may recommend longer term or time-limited treatment (12-20 weeks). I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. You can read more about different types of therapy here and here.
I offer weekly or bi-monthly couple therapy to those struggling with intimacy and communication in their relationship. My work with couples is informed by attachment theory, which recognizes that emotional connection with others is essential to our survival and that separation from important others can be deeply painful. Unfortunately, most of us are not taught how to get our emotional needs met. I often hear couples say that they keep repeating the same fight, and can't get through to one another. I help partners communicate what is really going on when they argue, in order to better get their relationship needs met.
Traumatic events can have lasting impact on an individual. A trauma-informed treatment approach seeks to understand an individual's behavior in light of their past experiences. A trauma-focused treatment seeks to help an individual process their trauma through cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional strategies. I am a certified provider of Prolonged Exposure therapy, and also provide Interpersonal Therapy for PTSD.