Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; relationship issues; dealing with trauma, medical illness or loss; and specific mental disorders, like depression, OCD, anxiety, personality disorder, alcohol and drug abuse and childhood behavioral problems.

Each individual session last for about 50-60 minutes. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.

I specialize in following therapies: 

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy – primarily used for depression, OCD, alcohol/drug use, Eating Disorders and anxiety disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy – primarily used for personality disorders
  • Mindfulness and other Relaxation Exercises
  • Behavior Therapy especially used with behavioral problems in children
  • Motivational Interviewing used in cases of eating disorders and alcohol/drug use disorders
  • Supportive Therapy – primarily used for individuals with severe mental illnesses like Bipolar Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia
  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy – used to enhance cognitive functioning in clients with dementia and children and adults with Attention Deficit issues