Psychotherapy is a collaborative process with two people working together to understand and resolve problems. If you are thinking of beginning psychotherapy, you have probably reached a point of wanting something to change in your life. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress or concerns about life transitions.
With over thirty-five years of psychotherapy practice, I have worked with a broad range of individuals. Together, we will address and focus on understanding your problems and strengths. Increased self-understanding allows you to have a greater sense of well-being and to have the capacity for making better life decisions. My approach is integrative and based upon psychodynamic understanding of personality. When indicated we will utilize practical cognitive behavioral and/or mindfulness techniques to address problems in the “here and now” thus enhancing change. I approach my work with an active, and interactive view, taking cues from your needs and desire for proximate change.
As a specialty, throughout my years of practice I have worked with children and adolescents as well as with adults, couples and families. I approach child and adolescent issues from a developmental view and work with parents as an integral part of child therapy.
Judy L. Kaufman, PhD