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Why therapy
Relationships
Sherman Oaks child therapist
Learning well-being
Individuals

 

"Wherever you go, there you are."  - Buddha

The job of a psychotherapist is to help you help yourself. The goal of psychotherapy is to empower you with ways to deal with life issues, learn what your triggers are, and build resiliency, so you can find well-being. For psychotherapy to be successful, you have to crave change, possess a curiosity of your inner world and an interest in understanding what motivates you, and tolerate a moderate degree of frustration. Setting realistic goals can make psychotherapy a winning experience!

Couples

 

"You come to find love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Keen

More and more research on marriage shows that it's not "conflict" and the inability to resolve it that breaks up marriage; it's the dysfunctional dance that two people get into, that make them unable to support and soothe one another. My approach to couples therapy will show you how to go from being a victim of the dance, constantly getting your feet stepped on, to taking the lead.

It is my hope that eventually you and your partner can't help but start trying your new, more enjoyable dance steps.

Adolescents and Teens

 

"Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom." - Erikson
By using alternative, sometimes non-verbal techniques, I can assist troubled or traumatized youngsters reveal inner thoughts or secrets that they would otherise have difficulty revealing.  Artwork can become personal and unique statements that words alone cannot identify. These creative expressions become a bridge from within to help close the gap between themselves and those who are trying to find a way to enter and understand their world.

Groups
 

Understanding your ADHD Child and Beyond the baby blues....

"It is the affective sharing of one's inner world and then the acceptance by others that seem of paramount importance" - Yalom

Please see atteched flyers on front page for group explanations