My Style of Therapy

My work draws from several approaches. I use each according to the needs of the client. From the analytic school, I make interpretations, clarifications, and suggestions to help people in their day to day lives. From the developmental viewpoint, I take into account a client's personal and family history, his or her current stage of life, and what challenges and tasks are being dealt with at that particular stage. Using object relations theory, I help individuals examine thoughts and patterns of behavior, which have been learned or adopted from others. This helps them become aware of when these thoughts and behaviors are helpful and when they are not, and allows for change. My broad approach allows me to tailor each client's therapy to him or her. The therapy provides insight into motivations for behavior, leading to a more complete self-understanding.