What makes people work productively together? In large part, the answer is chemistry and shared goals. The same applies to client- or patient-therapist relationships. I am often asked how to find a good psychotherapist. My answer is to meet with a therapist, and if the individual feels there is a good chemistry and that the therapist can help, s(he) probably can.
Nonetheless, there are specific techniques that are useful for different individuals. My training was steeped in psychoanalytic theory, and as part of my training I completed a multi-year psychoanalysis. But few people need or want to go through the long-term commitment to psychoanalysis, and the therapy that I practice is often short-term and problem focused. My work is informed by Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I also have a particular interest in Internal Family Systems Therapy, in which I have trained extensively.
My work includes individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy and group therapy.