I have been practicing psychotherapy for more than 35 years. Although I work with many diverse issues, my specialty areas include:
- Reducing worry, stress, and anxiety
- Increasing self-esteem and self-confidence
- Recovery from trauma
- Recovery from loss, grief, and depression
- Resolving relationship issues
Theoretically, I am comfortable with both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I typically adapt my therapeutic style to fit the individual needs of each unique person. In addition to offering traditional talk therapy, I also use clinical hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) when I consider these techniques to be appropriate.
I find that clinical hypnosis is especially useful in helping individuals deal with all kinds of anxiety, including performance anxiety (public speaking, test-taking, musical performance), anxiety associated with upcoming medical procedures or surgery, and insomnia. Hypnosis can be helpful for pain relief and with other mind-body conditions. Both clinical hypnosis and EMDR are effective in working through traumatic experiences.
Dreams are an area of particular interest to me, for I believe they provide useful psychotherapeutic information.