I typically work weekly with my patients for 50 minutes in my office.  This timeframe suffices for most of my patients.  I have found it too hard to maintain a solid working relationship seeing someone less than weekly.  Sometimes I see patients more frequently, if the need arises.  Examples of issues that might benefit from greater frequency are:  severe depression and/or anxiety, traumatic grief, highly risky behavior, and crisis.

Although I use many different theoretical orientations while working, I base most of my thinking on the psychodynamic model.  I help my patients understand themselves by looking at motivations of behavior, blind spots, family history, and how relationships are maintained.  I believe that through understanding more about yourself you can make more conscious decisions leading to more satisfying relationships.