I treat a number of emotional and behavioral problems using psychotherapy or "talk therapy."
During the initial sessions, I gather information through conversations with clients, as well as by reviewing other types of information such as reports from other doctors, documents from schools or employers, and questionnaires that I may give to be completed. This information is then used to help determine the type of problem or problems to be addressed in therapy.
When addressing problems, I may meet with an individual or with an individual and significant people in that person's life, such as family members.
While the methods and techniques used to address a particular problem or set of problems will vary depending on the situation, much of the work that I do is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT emphasizes the importance of paying attention to and making changes in an individual's thinking patterns and patterns of behavior in order to make changes in one's mood.
I have extensive education, training, and experience working with a wide variety of problems that can affect a person such as depression, anxiety, anger, drug and alcohol problems, and attention-deficit disorder as well as problems between people such as marital problems and family problems.
In addition to psychotherapy, I perform psychological testing such as IQ testing and personality assesement, consultations for certain types of situations involving legal matters, and public speaking on various mental health topics.
If you have questions about whether or not I may be able to help you, please contact my office to speak with me or my assistant.