I am a firm
believer of this quote by William James. Having learned its truth both
from my own personal life experiences as well as from my practice.
The effectiveness of psychotherapy as a tool for change is based
ultimately in the belief that change is possible for every human being
willing to become genuinely involved in the process. Trained in different
forms of treatment, beginning with my early training in the foundations
and practice of psychoanalysis at a time when this was a very popular
and well respected form of treatment, I moved from long term therapy such
as this was to become trained and proficient in the more compact and directed
Learning from my patients very early on, that they need
tools that can be applied rapidly to resolve the many issues that account
for psychological distress and keep their lives at a stand still, I trained
in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Psychotherapy,
EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and Hypnotherapy.
The aim of my practice is to provide relief of burdensome
symptoms and limitations to personal growth as quickly as possible. Although
I certainly use my psychodynamic training to help understand my patients
and often share these insights with my patients, I have found that this
approach allows for the greatest flexibility in treatment choice and optimal
opportunity for emotional and behavioral change.