I work with adults (ages 18+) on the following issues:
- Stress & Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Eating Disorders
- Overeating or Emotional Eating
- Body Dysmorphia
- Relationship difficulties
- Lack of work/life balance
The initial evaluation involves discussing treatment goals and developing a plan for achieving them. Where the work begins depends on a client’s concerns, goals, and preferences. Psychotherapy may be shorter or longer-term depending on presenting concerns and desired results. In order for any psychotherapy to be successful, it is essential that there be a good fit between therapist and client. In particular, the client needs to trust and feel comfortable with the therapist and feel like they’re working on the same goals. I collaborate with clients using a style that is calm, thoughtful, gently challenging, and supportive.
Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques
Clients may want to primarily focus on these skills on a short-term basis, with more of an educational focus. Alternatively, we may work on developing these skills in the context of psychotherapy that focuses on other goals.
In general, I collaborate with clients when appropriate to integrate hypnosis into the overall psychotherapy approach, to add to or enhance other therapeutic strategies. At times, it can be helpful to utilize hypnosis to reach a specific goal, such as increasing the ability to relax.
For more information on my approach to psychotherapy, please see Psychotherapy Approach.