Treatment Options - Adults
Family Consultation related to Chronic Illness & Disease Syndromes
Group Psychotherapy / Workshops: Coping with Chronic Pain, Illness Management, Building Esteem
Treatment Specialization Areas:
Active Coping Strategies to Manage Pain Syndromes
Psychological Preparation for Surgeries
Techniques for Managing Chronic Illness Syndromes
Resolving Situational Depressions
Overcoming Anxiety-Panic Syndromes
Building Self Esteem & Self Nurturance
Working Through Grief and Loss
Resolution of Early Abuse-Trauma Experiences
Cognitive / Imagery / Somatic Relaxation Training
The fundamental key to starting the process of change with persons I work with individually is building trust & rapport. This is founded and anchored in a genuine caring concern about each person as a human "being." Each person I work with faces significant challenges, sometimes medical, sometimes emotional, often times both. I respect their courage in coming to my care and being receptive to options in coping with adversities. I appreciate that they may be battling a culture and treatment system which often addresses chronic problems like acute ones; I offer comprehensive mind-body-spiritual interventions tailored to each patient's needs and designed so they can interdependently and self-reliantly cope long into the future
It is gratifying to know that across 38 years of clinical work my patients have responded with trust in my competence, have openly shared their lives, and have been willing to and benefit from trying new methods to face, manage, and overcome many challenges, fears and disappointments. They have honored me and inspired me by expressions of appreciation for my support, guidance, and persistent optimism about their potentials to grow in life, to use new, creative, and practical ways to transform themselves and their life situations.
Within many tailored treatment approaches used, I help patients reexamine and revise their responses to real threats they face, emotional and physical, as well as understandable but nevertheless fantasized threats which though often inaccurate still have potent negative impacts on them. I train people to to creatively forge ahead by practicing more effective ways to to think, react, and relax. I assist them with creative alternatives addressing their physical, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual challenges. I engage patients in the process of change and growth and self-affirmation, helping them move through a dense forest of uncertainty to a renewed sense of freedom and greater personal control. The outcome of therapy, globally, is to have those I work with leave treatment with a newfound respect for their inner strength, their capacities for coping mastery, and their ability to independently create and sustain happiness and fulfillment in their lives.