Psychological Services I Provide
Orientation to treatment:
I follow an electic model, using cognitive-behavioral and
psychodynamic techniques. The person's dreams, as well as his
or her associations to ideas and images in the dreams, are used to help
expand his/her vision and become aware of thoughts, feelings or attitudes
that were out of awareness.
Individual psychotherapy: ages 16 to senior citizen
Each session is of 45 minutes in length, usually once a week,
but more if necessary
Group psychotherapy: ages 25 to senior citizen
Groups are mixed gender and composed of people with different
problems. They provide the stimulus and challenge necessary to continue
personal growth. Dreams are used in the same way as in individual
sessions. I am an active participant in the group, as opposed to
a more distant "facilitator."
Couples work is usually brief and focused on concrete issues.
The goal is to provide a safe setting for constructive communication in
a problem-solving mode. Each partner is encouraged to become expert
in the ways he or she helps create the roadblocks in the relationship.
Cognitive and intellectual function
Disability Determination Services (usually requested by Social Security)
Inservice training to nursing home facilities
I am a participant in most managed care panels, including
Medicare and Medicaid.