- Medication Management
My practice is person centered, strengths based and trauma informed. I'm a 63 year old caucasian man and my pronouns are he, him and his.
Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
Attachment theory developed from the study of preverbal children and their behavior regarding their caregivers. Children were categorized as either having secure attachment, anxious-ambivalent attachment, anxious-avoidant attachment, or disorganized attachment. It was discovered that the attachment style of children mirrored that of their primary caregiver. Attachment applies to adults when adults feel close attachment to their parents, their romantic partners and friends.
CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Like Motivational Interviewing it is used for helping people who are seeking rapid change and relief from uncomfortable symptoms that may arise from intrusive thoughts, unwanted habits and irrational beliefs.
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with non-directive counseling, it is more focused and goal-directed, and departs from traditional Rogerian client-centered therapy through this use of direction, in which therapists attempt to influence clients to consider making changes, rather than engaging in non-directive therapeutic exploration.
Difficulty or preoccupation with relationships may indicate that your attachment style is less than optimal. Examining the patterns of your feelings about the people in your life can offer powerful insights and suggest tactics and strategies to gain more satisfaction and warmth from your social environment. The poet Robert Burns said, "O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!" English: Oh would some power the gift give us, To see ourselves as other see us!
Anxiety is : Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge Being easily fatigued Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank Being irritable Having muscle tension Difficulty controlling feelings of worry Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep My approach to treating anxiety is one of progressive desensitization and the attainment of self soothing skills.
Depression is a mood disorder that can be mild, moderate or severe. The appropriate approach depends on the individual and their resources. It is a mood disorder that includes changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide. Even a mild depression is serious because left untreated, it has the potential to become devastating. My approach combines cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness.