From the time that Sigmund Freud ushered in the age of modern psychology in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, both theorists and practitioners have been searching for ways to maximize the effectiveness of psychotherapy. To that end, they developed therapies as varied as psychodynamic, interpersonal, gestalt, psychoanalysis, and hypnotherapy, et al.
Today, an alphabet soup of additional therapies has been added to the above repertoire, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), SE (Somatic Experiencing), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), even “mindfulness.”
Personally, I prefer an intuitive approach – decidedly cognitive and goal-oriented – which involves careful listening, heightened sensitivity to what people are saying, and straightforwardness.
I know that people want to get on with their lives and not be bogged down with problems that interfere with that desire. Working together, I’m confident we can make strides toward that goal.