Marriage Problems?

Out of control child?

Anxiety or panic?

Compulsions taking over your life?

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Brief Therapy
Individual Therapy
Couple's Counseling
Child & Family Therapy
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Anxiety Robbing you of Peace?

Worry Too Much? Paralyzed By Fear?



Anxiety & Panic Fears, Worry, Phobias

Anxiety is a persistent state of worry, nervousness, or fear that can be experienced as thoughts, emotions, or in physical symptoms. Anxiety can be due to stress, life events, real or imagined threats to our well being, or can be an all-encompassing dread with no obvious causes.

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CompulsionsOCD, Habitual Behavior

Traditional obsessive compulsive disorder can be treated effectively and efficiently with our evidenced-based treatment model. Checking, counting, obsessive thinking out of fear is something we can handle! We also treat addictions and pleasure based compulsions like porn addiction.

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Marital Issues Communication, Conflict

We provide marriage counseling, relationship counseling, and individual counseling to help with family and social adjustment. We can help with communication skills training, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Turn what divides you into something that unites you.

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Child Problems Behavior, Defiance, ADHD

We specialize in treating difficult children and adolescents. Don't let confusing diagnoses like ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and bipolar disorder frighten you. We have specific techniques to help you get back in control and get your child on the right path.

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Therapeutic Stratagems

Why Choose Us?

We're always looking for results. Our techniques are designed to reduce or eliminate symptoms and improve quality of life. We try to accomplish our goals in the briefest time possible, while maintaining quality and permanency of results.

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Psychology of Philosophy

  • If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

    # Albert Einstein - Nuggets of Wisdom from the Effendi

  • We are generally better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those which have come from the mind of others.

    # Blaise Pascal - Pensees

  • To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.

    # Heraclitus - Ancient Greek Philosopher

  • Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

    # Lao Zi - Ancient Chinese Philosopher

Our Treatment Models

  • #Psychological problems & family problems are resistant to common sense solutions, "solutions" that often even worsen them. It is not enough to know what caused the problems in the first place, because once started, complex problems take on a life of their own, independent of their origins . Brief Strategic Therapy (BST) is a form of treatment based on the assumption that we are only able to know how a problem persists by actively trying to change it.

    BST was pioneered by Giorgio Nardone at the Centro di Terapia Strategica in Italy and Paul Watzlawick at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto.

    It's not a lot of talk. It's a lot of action.

  • When problems become entrenched, they can crowd out hope. Problems can collect more problems until they are all consuming. Focusing on solutions opens up new possibilities and brings a breath of fresh air into stale conditions.

    It is counterintuitive and can be difficult to grasp, but sometimes solutions to problems have nothing to do with the original problem. Einstein said that problems cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that produced the problem in the first place.

    Solution Focused Therapy can be practiced on its own, or can be naturally incorporated into Brief Strategic Therapy. First focus on solving the problem, then build a new experience beyond it.

  • #poppies

    Brief Strategic Therapy relies on ancient Chinese & ancient Greek wisdom. The philosophy of old informs us of strategies that can be applied to daily life. The Brief Strategic Therapist uses his knowledge of this philosophical wisdom to craft these strategies into therapeutic interventions. The therapist uses these interventions to interrupt the mechanisms that perpetuate psychological and family problems, and thus allow them to peter out.

    What distinguishes truly original minds is not being the first to see something new, but seeing as new what is old, always known, seen and overlooked by all.


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We Practice Brief Strategic Therapy

- Brief Strategic Therapy focuses on understanding symptoms and how they function
- Strategies are devised by the therapist to interrupt the way that symptoms are currently functioning
- Interventions that are based on the strategies are given that eliminate the symptoms and produce new results
- As symptoms reduce, treatment is consolidated to stabilize the person beyond the problem