I specialize in the trauma-based model of psychotherapy for anxiety, panic, depression, self-esteem and relationship issues.
The trauma-based model assumes that most issues that cause difficulties in peoples’ lives and bring them to seek consultation and therapy stem from some traumatic event or events, either recent or in the past, including childhood and family of origin hurts.
My approach is psychodynamic, which means that the therapeutic relationship is central, and that the client actively participates in exploring his or her past in relationship to his or her current issues.
I use a ‘toolbox’ of modalities tailored to your personalities and needs. These tools include hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ego state psychology, and a range of supportive-expressive therapies.
I also utilize many techniques of ‘positive psychology’ to enhance motivation, creativity, performance, and the exploration of ‘future selves’.
As both a cultural anthropologist and clinical psychologist, together with my personal and professional international experience, I have enjoyed working successfully with people of many nationalities and native languages.
Finally, from birth we exist in relationship with others: family, friends, co-workers, and so forth. While these relationships can help us when we are going through difficult times, the therapeutic relationship is unique in that it is focused on you, not on an equal ‘friendship’ with the therapist and not on the mutual sharing of confidences.
Because of this, in therapy, you have the opportunity to explore and make new decisions about your self.
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