Decades of research supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy
in reducing feelings of depression and anxiety, helping people
get along better with their loved ones and becoming more self-accepting.
The scientific community generally does not question the effectiveness
of psychotherapy. Instead, current research is focusing on ways
to make it increasingly tailored to treat specific difficulties
or populations. Competent psychotherapy has a well thought-out
plan and achievable goals and is much more than being asked "feelings"
questions about uncomfortable topics.
For many young adults the transition to college or graduate school
can be quite overwhelming, particularly when there have been long-standing
difficulties with social interaction. This can lead to feelings
of loneliness, depression, and/or anxiety among others. In our
work together I focus on the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques,
as well as other forms of talk therapy, to help reduce negative
feelings and teach appropriate coping and social skills that you
need to lead your life the way you want to.