I bring over 40 years of clinical experience in helping individuals reduce and / or eliminate the symptoms associated with:
Trauma: Developmental and Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Stress-Related Autoimmune Disturbances .
My Style and Approach to Therapy.
I help clients understand the probable cause of their issues, identify solutions, and then discuss how to implement the solutions so they can experience the results they are seeking.
The modalities I draw on to help clients include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Neurofeedback Training, and Yoga Psychology.
Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy: CBT is a broad term used for a number of different types of therapy, all aimed at helping individuals become aware of how their thoughts and beliefs directly affect their actions towards self and others. With an increased understanding of the relationship between thought, belief, emotion and action, it becomes easier to resolve problems or attain a goal.
Some of CBT therapies I draw upon include:
Systems Based Psychology. A systems approach helps an individual gain an understanding of the interrelationship between oneself and their family, cultural background, society, and physical environment.
Humanistic Psychology helps one examine life by investigating their personal values, meaning, freedom, grief, guilt, tragedy, selflessness, forgiveness and self- actualization.
Positive Psychology focuses on the cultivation of an attitude which enables one to live life fully.
Transpersonal Psychology explores the transcendental and spiritual aspects of the human condition.
Existential Therapy/Logotherapy helps one find inner freedom and meaning in life, despite external circumstances.
Neurofeedback is a computer-based, non-invasive, drug free learning strategy that helps to establish and maintain a state of balance within the brain. This state of balance is established by learning to regulate brainwave frequencies. Research has demonstrated that particular patterns of these frequencies can lead to either chronic negative thinking, low grade fear, anxiety, poor attention skills, and dysfunctional behavior, or a state of general well-being, heightened mental clarity, optimism and a sense of peaceful contentment.
Yoga Psychology is based on the philosophy and principles of Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga is also known as the Yoga of Consciousness. It is a 5,000 year-old tradition which teaches one how to attain inner freedom, harmony and balance.
This inner freedom, harmony and balance can be attained by a daily practice of body conditioning, self-study and attentiveness to lifestyle.
Length Of Treatment:
This really depends on the individual client and the severity of symptoms. Sometimes I may see a client for 2 or 3 sessions. On average however, I would say I generally see individuals between 4 and 9 months.