I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Tampa, Florida. My formal education includes an Ed. M. and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York, and I have been practicing psychotherapy and psychology continuously since 2001.
Most importantly, I practice what I preach. My personal practice includes:
• Completed 10 years of psychoanalysis.
• Completed 4 years of consistent personal bioenergetic work during Bioenergetic Training.
• Maintain an on-going relationship with my analyst for consultation as needed.
• Engage in ongoing personal work at bioenergetic conferences multiple times per year.
• Engage in ongoing personal practices of bioenergetic exercise and mindfulness meditation.
• Monthly consulting/mastermind session with other bioenergetic psychotherapists.
If you ever wondered why therapy doesn’t work, read on.
Therapy is composed of 3 main elements:
Functional work can be described as the tools I use to work with you. And ultimately, they will be the tools you use to take care of yourself. My practice includes bioenergetic exercises, cognitive behavioral therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, somatic psychology, gamma charge releasing exercises, resistance-release bodywork, mindfulness techniques, and meditation. In short, these are the tools I will use to work your emotional muscles.
Analytical work is how you use your brain for self-knowledge. It includes psychoanalysis, transference and countertransference, integration, character analysis, and understanding the science of how your brain, mind and nervous system works.
This is where the rubber meets the road. You can talk all day about how you do the functional work and know the analytic stuff. But unless you put it into practice with another real human being, those are just ideas. Relational work is putting all you have learned into practice with a supportive human being; your therapist. I use your functional and analytical work to guide you in your relational work.
If you omit any one of these 3 elements, therapy will fail you.
Don’t get me wrong, you can progress using any one of these elements. And sometimes in a crisis, all you need is one of them.
But to truly free yourself from a pattern you repeat over and over again in your life, you must engage all 3 elements.
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