4. What if I need medication?
As a psychologist, I do not prescribe medication, but work closely with several psychiatrists who are experienced in
evaluating and prescribing psychotropic medication for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive Disorder, etc. I will
provide you with referrals should you need them.
5. What is your Approach to Therapy?
I am often asked about my approach to therapy by prospective patients. This can be a difficult question to answer since my
approach will depend on what your needs are and what issues are being addressed. Working on personal growth or
developing insight on your relationship patterns, for example, may require a very different approach than treating panic
attacks or anxiety.
I will ask many questions and work collaboratively with you to develop goals for therapy and a plan to work towards them. I
will provide you with an estimate of the time frame needed to address your concerns and the possible obstacles you may
encounter. While some therapists emphasize active listening, my approach is highly interactive and you will be given regular
Many researchers who study the benefits of psychotherapy believe the single most important factor in patients’ satisfaction is
their ability to feel comfortable with their therapist when addressing their concerns. I believe the interpersonal connection
and the therapeutic alliance you and I may develop is often more important than a particular approach or technique. Having
said that, I believe there is also no substitute to obtaining a solid education and experience providing psychotherapy.
I welcome the opportunity to speak with you over the phone prior to scheduling an appointment, and will be happy to answer
any questions you may have about my education, expertise treating a particular issue or therapeutic approach.
My approach to psychotherapy is consistent with the ethical guidelines and principles of the American Psychological
Association, of which I am a member.