me begin by saying that anyone can say he or she does psychotherapy.
This is why it is so important to find someone with solid professional
education and experience. Equally important is finding someone who
will help you discern what is deeply important to you and support
your efforts in moving toward what really matters in your life.
is about having a relationship with someone who is totally in your
corner. The therapist brings knowledge and experience to help you
deal with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to address real
is a very real process where you are helped to discover and deal
with whatever is keeping you stuck and where you receive assistance
in making the really difficult decisions about your life. Any
underlying sadness or fear that may be contributing to your difficulties
is addressed with your therapist. Self Psychology and/or Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy are the modalities used to assist you in moving
toward practical results.
you feel drawn toward a goal but also see the difficulties in achieving
it. The purpose of psychotherapy is not only to assist you in moving
toward the life you desire but also to enhance your self-esteem
as you do this. In other words, who you are is considered as well
as what you are going to do.
psychotherapist should be helpful to you in a very real and concrete
way. You should notice an improvement in the way you think, feel,
meet life's challenges, and communicate with others. Who you are
- what you think, feel, and believe - then becomes connected to
how you live your life. Psychotherapy is a truly wonderful and unique
is the way my clients and I view the psychotherapy process. I help
the client discern what is deeply important to them. I help clients
understand their strengths, meet their challenges and move toward
a future rather than just get over a past.
may contact me for a telephone screening conversation to see if
psychotherapy is appropriate for you. There is no charge for the
screening. My office is in Downtown Chicago.