Individual / Psychodynamic Therapy:
Whatever your challenges may be, many clients like the attention that individual
therapy provides, where our entire focus is on addressing your concerns.
Psychodynamic Therapy helps us understand and increase motivation; I incorporate
techniques from other approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well.
Therapy is most effective when we meet weekly or twice a week, though under
certain circumstances, we may meet less often.
Whether you have long-term, entrenched problems in your relationship, or just want to learn how to communicate more effectively, couples therapy can help you better understand and empathize with each other and find creative solutions to your problems. Couples therapy is most effective on a weekly basis; in certain situation, we may meet every other week.
Group therapy can be deeply healing for people who were damaged by peer relationships when growing up, or who have conflicts in current relationships with family, friends, or colleagues. Groups meet weekly in the evening and are affordably priced. I currently lead a Mixed Group (any gender) on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm and a Men's Group (all self-identified men) on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. All cultures are welcome.
Psychoanalysis has evolved a great deal since the time of Freud. Like many contemporary analysts, I have a relational approach, which focuses on the healing relationship between analyst and client. This intensive therapy is useful for long-term problems that are complex and difficult to resolve. It is also part of the training process for professional psychoanalysts. We will meet three times a week or more in psychoanalytic treatment.
If you are seeking supervision toward licensure as a Maryland Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Washington, DC Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I can help you develop your unique clinical voice. Certified in psychoanalysis, clinical supervision, and group therapy, I integrate multiple theoretical approaches in my work. If you are seeking the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential, I can help you forge your identity as a group therapist. Supervision normally is held once or twice a week, but may be less frequent in some circumstances. I am also licensed in Virginia.
With many years of experience providing psychotherapy and consultation to clinical social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts, I provide consultation to licensed clinicians on specific cases or practice issues, on an as-needed basis, or supervision on a regular basis (weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly).
I have presented on many clinical issues to professional social work, psychological, and psychoanalytic associations, and taught graduate social work students and psychiatric residents at NYU, Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth, and other universities. I am available to lead workshops and conduct courses at professional societies and psychoanalytic institutes.