Many think it is something shameful when one is depressed, or obsessive-compulsive, or schizophrenic. I never got that. Why is a liver condition is not shameful, but a chemical imbalance in the brain, or a reaction to trauma is?
You know me from my blogs, but this is how my clients see me.
Isn't it interesting how a setting changes one's identity?
No, I don't smoke a pipe like Freud, or establish your archetype like Jung.
I'm the newer brand of docs who are into object relational therapy.
My side of the room. I like it that others can't see the titles
of my books since it may be distracting on the first visits.
I deleted part of my info. on my degree for passerby hackers.
I love sitting in the forest:)
This is the client's side. Some have jokingly called
my room "The dungon." It really helps being a mom:
for the timid ones, as well as the ones
who don't have any boundaries.
I wish I could say that the latter are kids,
but they're adults, and for these I am "the Doc"
Sometimes a whole family sits on this long couch.
For group therapy or for testing we go to another room.
Forgot to take a pic of the sand tray./box where children in therapy
(mostly under 12 years old) play out their "problems"
with miniature objects (to make a whole scene)
Most frequently asked questions:
I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have practiced therapy at various group clinics, together with other doctors.
(There are also therapists with a Masters Degree). What's the difference?
The latter ones may have taken a class in testing, but nothing like the doctoral people who can give whole batteries of psychological tests. The doctoral people often also have specializations in treating certain disorders and do research.
In my case load I have a variety of crisis problems, didactic sessions for anger or assertiveness management, domestic violence, parental, or marriage or gender issues. I love to do long term therapy with a variety of clients of different age groups.
Post Script: If you wonder what object relational therapy is, the easiest and shortest way to describe is as follows: it is the relation we have to objects (things/people) that tells us about our issues, conflicts, weaknesses and strengths. The focus of this approach is to change the relation to our significant objects so we can leader a healthier emotional life.