Individual Therapy

This is the most private and critical exchange that you might have with a psychotherapist. All the attention is on you and there is an opportunity to understand the origins of your specific behaviors or emotions. Every action or thought has a reason, but sometimes we have no idea what triggers it or why it persists. With the help of your therapist, you will look for your personal underlying issues for such negative aspects as anxiety, depression, addictions, phobias, low self-esteem, anger or any other symptoms that you want to eliminate. You will be encouraged to determine specific goals and have a plan to achieve them.

Many people are seeking therapy at the times when they are going through some life changes: divorce, marriage, new baby, children leaving for college, death of a loved one, loss of a job, retirement and many others. Change often involves uncertainty that can lead to stress, which if not taken care of in time, may lead to more serious disorders. Besides receiving relief from negative symptoms, many people view therapy as a road to personal growth and self-exploration.

Therapy is a process of changing over time. It is an investment towards your future well-being and peace of mind. We encourage everyone to have a better quality of life and live up to their full potential.

Group Therapy

This form of therapy is done in a different format.

Group therapy involves a therapist with specialized training leading a group of up to 8 people who want to target similar issues. The group members start out as strangers but shortly they form a close bond based on honest expression of their struggles and unconditional support of each other. Unique experiences of the members, diverse backgrounds and personalities help seeing the situation in a different way, often offering unexpected ideas and strategies to make positive changes. This is an invaluable exchange of information that ensures long lasting benefits for all the members of the group.

Many people choose group therapy in addition to the individual therapy to improve their chances of making progress in certain areas of concern.

We offer the following groups:

  • Communication skills and Productive Behavior
  • Addictions/Substance abuse (current/former addicts or their relatives may participate)
  • Loneliness / Self esteem Issues
  • Grief/ Bereavement (Loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship)

NEW: DREAM  ANALYSES – interpretation and understanding of your dreams based on the Ullman Method of Dream Analyses.

Please email or call for more information.

The groups meet weekly for 1,5 hours.

“Grief shared is half grief; Joy shared is double joy.”

Family Therapy

Family therapy provides you with irreplaceable skills that teach how to handle conflicts within your family. Disagreements are a common and even healthy occurrence when we live with other people. However, constant arguments may eventually contribute to many disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression or substance abuse. The ones who acquire these disorders as a result of family conflicts will affect the family even more, and a vicious circle will begin. The bigger arguments evoke more stress and more stress provokes even bigger arguments. The therapist will help to stop this cycle by examining your family dynamics and addressing the particular flaws in your style of communication. When the conflict is dissected and all the family members share their personal feelings and views on the issue, the understanding in the family improves and unexpected solutions may arise.

Family issues are mostly interconnected; the change in the life of one member will affect the others. As an example, parents disagreements may contribute to younger children acting out; adolescents’ substance abuse may contribute to a parent’s anxiety disorder or make a sibling feeling left out as the parents’ attention is solely on the one who is “in trouble”.

Family therapy is a very interactive type of therapy and employs such activities as role-play and provides family with special assignments. The goal is to strengthen the family structure and each member individually so they can find strategies to resolve their issues together in a more productive and mature manner.

Couples Therapy

Couple therapy welcomes married, unmarried and even separated and divorcing couples.
This is a true investment in your relationship and in the knowledge that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. This type of therapy is designed to help partners to communicate in a productive and respectful manner. The therapist teaches important skills that improve mutual understanding and help regulating emotions during conflicts.
Dysfunctional couples operate from the principle that love and total agreement go together. Ability to handle differentness and to have unconditional respect for each other is the key to the successful relationship. The therapist employs diverse techniques and assignments to achieve all the above mentioned communication skills. This is a safe place to hear each other and help each other to become happier. Stronger motivation of individual members of the couple usually predicts better outcome of therapy. In this type of therapy, the therapist cannot take sides, as there are no separate patients. The relationship is the patient.