"What's past is prologue." -William Shakespeare
In individual psychotherapy, the relationship between therapist and patient provides a space in which the patient can freely discuss whatever matters come to mind, without censoring. Often times dynamics of outside relationships replicate themselves in this work. Thus, individual psychotherapy serves to help the patient understand the patterns and dynamics of their world and in an accepting space, gain insight into ways of improving their way of life.
Family therapy is a collaborative experience in which the family is analyzed as a system and each member comes to understand their way of influencing that system. In this mode of treatment, the goal is for the family to gain insight into how their patterns of responding help or hinder individual family members.
I conduct a number of different groups at the office. The benefit of group therapy is that it brings together patients for whom they could benefit from peer support and perspective. It is through this shared experience that they find meaning. For information, please visit the "Groups" tab.