- Do you want to get more enjoyment out of life?
- Would you like to remain calm in the face of life’s challenges?
- Do you long to be free of fears or phobias?
- Would developing anger management skills make your life better?
- Would you like to experience greater self esteem and personal confidence?
I can help you
With skills and expertise developed over 30 years as a psychologist, I provide effective treatment for anxiety, depression and phobias. I help people learn to manage their anger so they enjoy more satisfying relationships and manage their stress so they get more out of life.
My clients come to me focused on their problems – what’s not working for them. I help you discover and implement the solutions you can use to make your life different and better and enhance your self esteem and confidence.
You benefit from individualized psychotherapy based on your unique needs.
Solution Focused Psychotherapy
I am very solution oriented in the psychotherapy I provide to help you transform your life for the better. My clients learn to focus on what they can do or think differently to improve their lives.
Through this powerful and effective process, you learn to make choices that transform anxiety, depression and old, maladaptive patterns of behavior into habits that work for you.
As you focus on your successes, you become expert in the solutions – which helps improve your self esteem and personal confidence.
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Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety or depression can ruin your life. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Most people who seek psychotherapy suffer from anxiety and/or depression. Finding a sympathetic, supportive person who will listen to you and understand really helps. Together we explore what you can do differently to make your life better.
When necessary, we look into the past experiences that led to your current problems with the goal of learning, healing and growth. This empowers you to transform any maladaptive patterns of thinking or behavior created by those early events.
Treatment of Fear and Phobias
Fears and phobias can keep you from doing what you want (or need) to do. It doesn’t have to be that way!
I work very successfully with anxieties and phobias, such as fear of flying, public speaking anxiety, and social anxiety. I draw on several approaches to design the program that’s just right for you:
- Cognitive behavior therapy – you learn to identify the underlying thoughts that create anxiety and replace them with more rational beliefs that lead to calm and mastery
- Desensitization –you learn to associate the anxiety provoking experience with calm, peaceful feelings. This work generalizes to real life. You find that you can comfortably and effectively engage in activities that once caused anxiety and fear.
- Interactive Imagery – using Interactive Imagery you can return to any traumatic event in your past that created the anxiety and bring about the healing that leads to complete remission of the phobia.
Treatment of Panic Attacks
Panic attacks can make you a prisoner of your own anxiety. It doesn’t have to be that way!
You learn a simple effective way to deal with panic symptoms that prevents the development of a full blown panic attack. Addressing both the physical symptoms of panic and the accompanying anxiety producing thoughts, you develop confidence in your ability to handle situations you once avoided. As you learn to master your panic, the frequency and intensity of panic attacks subsides until panic is no longer a problem.
Uncontrolled anger can destroy your personal and professional relationships. It doesn’t have to be that way!
I work with my clients to effectively manage their anger. You will
- Learn the underlying physiology of anger, and techniques you can use to calm yourself when your anger gets triggered
- Identify the thoughts that trigger problematic responses and learn to substitute thoughts that empower you to remain calm and respond appropriately
- Learn to make winning choices so you never need to feel embarrassed by angry outbursts again.
When you’re overwhelmed by stress, you can’t enjoy life. It doesn’t have to be that way!
I help my clients learn to effectively manage their stress. You will
- Clarify the sources of stress in your life, both external and internal
- Identify how you can reduce the external stressors in your life
- Substitute positive patterns of thinking for the belief systems that create stress
- Develop effective stress management habits
I believe that my most important role as a psychologist is to help my clients learn to access their inner wisdom to achieve learning, healing and growth. Finding that the solutions come from your own inner knowing helps you develop self esteem and confidence easily perceived by those around you.
Interactive Imagery is the most powerful, effective and efficient way to access this inner wisdom. Interactive Imagery is a deeply spiritual practice and has been my personal path of healing, learning and growth.
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