Types Of Therapy
Psychotherapy is conducted at a frequency of 1-2 times a week. We will examine the history of the problem that brings you to therapy including its onset, duration, and the triggers that make it worse. We will look at the problem in the context of your relationships, work or school life, physical health, cultural heritage, and other factors you deem important. We tap into the underlying maladaptive emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and repetitive patterns that may keep the problem from resolving. Then, we set to work on coming up with strategies to reach your goal of overcoming the problem.
The most important relationship in our adult life is with our partner. The way we communicate, the way we show care, and the way we prioritize our relationship is examined in couples therapy. I am a certified PACT (psychobiological approach to couples therapy) therapist. This approach was created by Stan Tatkin, PsyD. Couples sessions are usually two hours in length and are held every other week.
Family Therapy is designed to deal with stressful situations within the family or outside the family that affects the psychological health or communication between family members. Whether you are dealing with issues with your children, adult children, or issues with taking care of your elderly parents, family therapy can be helpful to help communication between members. We will explore responsible communication skills as well as ways to collaborate with each other. It is important to be honest, open, and loving with each family member. This begins to build an emotional anchor that the family will be there for each other. This is the goal of family work.