Research shows that rapport with the therapist is significant to the success of therapy! Authenticity, non-judgmental caring and true empathy are the keys to that rapport. No charge for a phone consultation to see if you feel that rapport
I focus on treating anxiety and neurological issues.
I understand and treat the “fight or flight” response, which creates the discomfort and pain associated with stress, general anxiety, PTSD (trauma), social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, headaches, stomach issues or IBS, depression, and substance dependency.
Therapies for anxieties, to fit your exact situation and personality, can include:
Client Centered Therapy, CBT, Biofeedback, Hypnosis, Trauma Focused, Brainspotting (similar to EDMR) DBT, Solution Focused, Cognitive Mindfulness Based Therapy, and VR therapies.
Neurological rehabilitation, counseling and coaching
Stress, anxiety and depression are also common consequences to other issues; I treat or provide Psychological Assessments:
- ADHD 5% of the adult population is impacted by attention, organization, impulse, and social issues from ADD. 35% have anxiety, 75% have never been diagnosed!
for a consultation;
- Major life changes (both the patient and/or their family) created from neurological and other medical issues TBI, Parkinsons, Multiple sclerosis (MS), and cancer. Along with helping and rehabilitating attention, memory and planning skills; I work with patients loss of identity and acceptance using Existential therapies;
- Couples and Family discord using Brief Gestalt Therapy;
- Performance issues in sports or executive life style coaching from my professional experience.
My story is often why many patients say they called!
You will find true empathy and respect. Many of my patients say that I truly understand, as I have had their experience. Experience born from having the life experience of a 65-year-old and a life changing event. As a successful executive, I was living on my yacht when I was literally blown out of the engine room in a fire ball. I suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury), 35% of my body had 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Over two years, I recovered from the burns and physical pain; but because of the brain injury I was stressed, anxious, traumatized and depressed, losing everything to the point of being on Social Security Disability. I was no longer myself. I needed to find a new identity. I sought help! In the next eight years, I used earning my doctorate in clinical psychology to rehabilitate my executive functioning and find new meaning in life.
What can you expect on your first visit?
Most patients discover a positive emotional shift in their very first visit; a new hope, a vital form of therapy first aid. This is a welcome change from the cycle of feeling overwhelmed by negativity, anger, stress, anxiety, or depression. I work with the body, mind and spirit. Working with us, you will quickly experience reduction in negative emotions, the ability to shift from negative to positive mood and rediscover the emotions that are worth having – empathy, love, awe, joy, compassion, having a connection to someone or something . . .
Research has born out that the greatest factor in therapy is the rapport between the therapist and client,
or schedule a call or appointment (using schedule button) and see how well we connect! Office location: 222 East Commercial Blvd. Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308.