COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
I use CBT with clients who seek a problem-focused and action-oriented approach to therapy. We focus on developing well-defined coping strategies to address the problem behaviors that are roadblocks in your professional or social life (symptoms of anxiety, outbursts of anger, procrastination and such). This approach is informed by the theory of learning and I use the research to help you learn new desirable behaviors. CBT allows you to “put out fires” and increase control over the symptoms.
Contemporary psychoanalytic therapy in a sense is a “root cause analysis”. It leads to developing a deeper understanding of the factors that gave rise to the problem behaviors in the first place. In consequence, the treatment is more effective and focused on prevention, not merely damage control. As a result, people are able to express themselves better, feel more coherent and authentic.