Our work with families includes a specialization in communication, relationship issues, parenting support; and the effects of stress &/or work stress, self-esteem issues, anxiety, and depression on both the family and individuals that make up the family unit. We generally utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy (CT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapies, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. We try to take a strengths-based approach to encourage and promote self-awareness and empowerment. We frequently combine clinical techniques with holistic perspectives in order to promote our clients' awareness of their health, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and their interactions.
Whether we work with adults or families, we take a collaborative and interactive approach to therapy. We work with you at a pace that feels safe and comfortable; and hold a place of non-judgment and compassion for your process. We are as much teachers as therapists, and we present the techniques we use in sessions in ways that can be used by you and your family members in your daily lives. This promotes our goal of fostering capability and independence.
When working with individuals or families, we explore current and past issues in order to reveal core beliefs, recurring themes, and behavior patterns that my no longer be serving you. This framework often leads to a deeper understanding of sense of self -- and enables a healthier relationship with yourself... with others... and an expanded capacity for intimate relationships with others.
Through engaging clients into learning who they are & why they make certain choices -- we work together to develop an understanding of how they can improve self-esteem, relationships, and communication patterns.
Psychotherapy is a practice of interactive listening, understanding, sharing, and guiding. Through psychotherapy we aim to help people develop insight into their troubles, and look into patterns that may create obstacles to achieving life goals.
Through an understanding & acceptance, through exploration of thoughts & feelings, & through the development of effective coping skills -- people can frequently discover peace & harmony & be able to find their "life worth living".
Our Goshen, NY therapists who work with families include:
Suzannah Espinosa, PhD
Laura Rico, LMHC
Max E Guttman, LCSW
Sheriffa Gallwey, LCSW, PhD