Finding a comfortable fit between you and your therapist is a very important first step in the process of choosing a qualified licensed psychologist.

My approach to therapy involves working in a collaborative, respectful, open, direct, and warm manner. Since our past and present often weave together, exploring the present within the context of the past helps us to understand life patterns which may greatly impact one's relationships, career, and overall physical and mental health. 
Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Behavior therapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions, in between sessions, and at home. 

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings such as sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience. 

Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some first impressions regarding our work together, including a treatment plan to follow if you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a largecommitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise. 

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Welcome to my practice.  

I am licensed as a clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and provide individual and marital and couples therapy.

Therapy can help individuals and couples work through:

»Overcome Depression and Loss  »Stress     » Decrease Anxiety     »Reduce Self-Judgment     » Panic Attacks

» Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)     »Relationship Difficulties     » Alcohol, Drugs and other Addictions   
»Phase of Life Issues     » Divorce and Parenting Issues     »Abuse and Trauma Issues     » Help Enhance Relationships  
»Control Job Related Stress     »Remove Mental Barriers     » Build Confidence     »Enhance Personal Growth  

» Eliminate Self-Defeating Behaviors    » Control Spending and Debt