I thoroughly enjoy the fact that most of my clients are now women seeking individual adult long-term therapy for help with relationship problems, depression, and/or anxiety resulting from family stress. I also still enjoy having a portion of my practice dedicated to family therapy.
I look forward to, after the vaccine allows me to be in-person with clients again, opening intake appointments for couples interested in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (having completed all three levels of training with the Gottman Institute).
I will share a sample the kind of Treatment Plan I might develop for a typical individual adult therapy client who is open to long term treatment:
The client will report/demonstrate decreased depressed mood, increased contentment, energy and decisiveness about decisions for self care, parenting, friendships and work.
Strategies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Relaxation/Meditation/Mindfulness practice and Cognitive Reframing to help decrease negative intrusive thoughts and review time management plans for helpful resource identification and comfort with utilization. Adlerian Lifestyle issues addressed through a “Sensitive Buttons Inventory” r/t personality preferences, and Parent Values which can increase insight into the nature and function of symptoms listed above.
Adlerian Child Guidance resources offered along with Sleep Training/sleep hygiene resources for child and self (Weisbluth, etc.). Reflective Listening to provide support and Adlerian Encouragement for self esteem building through self awareness.
I believe we have a unique and important mission to serve clients who are seeking insight-oriented therapy about themselves while also helping them within the context of their family systems.
Love and therapy as Art/Science/Family work.