Adhering to either cognitive or insight-oriented approaches to treatment are too limiting. Especially with depression, I have found concepts from both approaches can be valuable as long as the focus remains on “the therapeutic alliance”.

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Often the first step in treatment is deciding whether the anxiety is viewed as the focus or as a symptom of a more general problem. Either way significant therapeutic gains often can be had as long as there is a desire for change…

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Many of life’s demands can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and money problems. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In fact, common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss …

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Children and Adolescents

Sometimes children need specifically-tailored options in order to engage them in treatment. Adolescents often feel the most troubled, but they are also the ones who can show the most positive change….

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Relationship Problems

Relationship problems can be the focus of either individual or “conjoint” therapy. The goals are to help improve communication and coping skills. The sessions are a safe place for patients and their families to bring up issues….

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July 14th, 2019|Comments Off on

THE GIST Tantrums are normal for children between ages 1 and 4.  Remaining calm and empathetic during your child’s tantrum is much more effective than a punitive approach.  Having a plan in place in advance

Online Therapy As A Gateway

March 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Online Therapy As A Gateway

If you're starting to figure out what you're looking for in terms of mental health care, online therapy can serve as a gateway tool to figure out what works for you. bustle.com  

What Is My Formulation?

March 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on What Is My Formulation?

Who we are today is influenced by the sum of the things that have happened to us along the way, but how things are today is not how they are always destined to be.