Psychotherapy Services


This is the first appointment during which I meet with the client(s) and he/she tells me, in detail, what the problem is and how it is affecting his/her life. I not only listen to what the client is telling me, but also pay attention to his/her tone of voice, and observe his/her body posture. All of these are clues and useful in my initial assessment of the presenting problem.

This meeting also provides the client with the opportunity to learn more about my treatment approach and helps him/her decide if he/she would like to begin therapy with me/working together.

Based oh my assessment and in collaboration with the client, we devised an initial treatment plan. The treatment plan is subject to change as our relationship and work progress and the client is able to tell me what is most helpful.

Some clients will use only one of these modalities, while others will use a combination of them.

Individual therapy:

This is when the client and I meet on a one-to-one basis. This form of therapy can be helpful for depression, stress management, anxiety, career difficulties, life transitions, bereavement, newly diagnosed and chronic illness, and building self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Couples therapy:

This form of treatment helps couples, whether married or not, to better understand each other and can foster a sense of intimacy. The pair can learn how to communicate better and develop problem-solving skills which will help them throughout their relationship. It can be helpful for dealing with in-law struggles, religious differences, coping with the responsibilities of aging parents and young children (the sandwich generation), step families, financial concerns, and chronic illness.

Family therapy:

This form of therapy brings the family together to work on and solve the problem. It can lead to better communication between family members. It is based on the theory that when one family member changes, it may disrupt the patterns of the family and can lead to conflict. Therefore, it is often more effective for the whole family to be part of the treatment process. Family therapy is often used in conjunction with individual therapy for clients suffering from eating disorders. It can also be helpful with parent-child conflicts, step families, limit setting, issues of separation and individuation, chronic illness and loss, relocations, divorce and separation.