I have been practicing psychotherapy for more than 40 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.
Not only do I offer psychotherapy and consultation services, but also self-hypnosis downloads that I have prepared. My audio program “Core Inner Strength”, contains segments devoted to discovering inner strength, raising self-esteem, increasing self-confidence, and experiencing comfort and safety. This last segment promotes stress reduction and relaxation. The program “Overcoming Performance Anxiety” targets stage fright in a variety of situations. The program Mastering Public Speaking is intended to make you a more effective public speaker. For anyone dreading an upcoming bar exam, LSAT, MCAT, SAT, etc., “Test-Taking Mastery” could be helpful. A download is also available on “Overcoming Fear of Flying”.
Recently I have completed new audio self-hypnosis recordings on the topic of “Creating a Satisfying Relationship”. The three programs are “Preparing for a Satisfying Love Relationship, Finding a Satisfying Love Relationship, and Maintaining a Satisfying Love Relationship. These audio programs are appropriate for men and women of all ages, both straight and gay, who have perhaps been unlucky in love and are seeking to learn how to find the right partner and create a satisfying relationship. Additional information is available at www.healthjourneys.com. Here is an article describing the relationship programs in more detail: click here.
Dreams are an area of particular interest to me, for I believe they provide useful psychotherapeutic information.