How I Work

    
     Of all the creatures on Earth, only human beings can change their pattern. Man alone is the architect of his destiny. The greatest revolution in our generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
-William James
         


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 psychotherapies.

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.