Solution Focused Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Individual and group therapy
A MAXIMUM OF 10 SESSIONS FOR A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE
in person or live video
I develop strong, open relationships with my clients, providing a relaxed atmosphere where you can feel comfortable to share confidential information about your selves, your hopes, problems, fears, frustrations, and limitations. Psychotherapy involves a variety of treatment techniques that depend on each individual- your personality, your specific problem, and your response to the treatment. These techniques vary: they may aim on helping you cope by teaching you the right tools to find appropriate strategies to overcome issues and be happier, or they may work at an unconscious level to work directly upon the processes that require change. I emphasize motivation toward capacity of self-improvement and personal growth, setting home exercises that, fully accomplished, enable very fast recoveries.
Therapy with teens:
In the past years I have helped many teenagers deal with lack of self-esteem and motivation, anger and anxiety. Most teenagers go through difficult phases that may affect their academic performance and their personal relationships. I usually choose to do home-based therapy with teens, where I can observe and supervise the family dynamic. I use different techniques to enhance traits like self-esteem and communication skills, and work closely with family to increase positive experiences and to obtain permanent changes.
Therapy with children:
Intervention with children under 12 is most effective when parents act as co-therapists. This method enhances parental comprehension of the problem, a better family dynamic, and an efficient treatment of the disorder/behavior. Parents are given specific instructions as to how to respond to the child in order to obtain the desired change in the child's perception and reaction to different situations. By doing this, we avoid unnecessary labelling and parents are provided with the control and the necessary tools to manage difficult situations. Young children always respond better to their models of reference than to strangers, and the results are much faster due to daily reinforcement.
Therapy at office, home-based, or on-line
My experience tells me that on-line therapy can, in many cases, be as effective as traditional on-site therapy if carried out in a quiet and intimate place. We can make use of the advantages offered by technology, and give people with tight agendas, reduced mobility or inability to travel the opportunity of being helped.
Brief Strategic Psychotherapy, Model by Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick: what is it and what makes it so efficient?
Brief strategic psychotherapy is a therapeutical perspective focused on the solution of the problem rather than on the problem itself. Understanding how the problem is maintained is the key to changing its persistance. The duration and extent of a problem does not necessarily imply a complicated solution. The model is based on highly effective specific intervention protocols for different disorders and common issues when rational and ordinary techniques fail to work. These protocols allow breaking through the dysfunctional processes that enhance the problem and optimize the use of own resources to achieve more functional and constructive mental, emotional and behavioral patterns.
The main aim of therapy is to obtain the maximum results with the minimum effort in the shortest time possible.
IFS: Internal Family Systems, Model by Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph. D.
The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is an integrative approach to individual psychotherapy that combines systems thinking with the view that mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities. Each individual part has its own perspective, interests, memories, and viewpoint. A core tenet of IFS is that every part has a positive intent for the person, even if its actions or effects are counterproductive or cause dysfunction. This means that there is never any reason to fight with, coerce, or try to eliminate a part; the method promotes internal connection and harmony. Parts can have either extreme roles or healthy roles. IFS focuses on parts in extreme roles because they are in need of transformation through therapy. IFS also sees people as being whole, underneath this collection of parts. Everyone has a true self or spiritual center, known as the Self to distinguish it from the parts. Even people whose experience is dominated by parts have access to this Self and its healing qualities of curiosity, connectedness, compassion, and calmness. Therapy focuses on the relationships between parts and between the Self.
The goal of IFS is to have a cooperative and trusting relationship between the Self and each part to achieve healing. A profound and empathetic process that leads to acceptance, healing and self-love.
Graphological analysis and graphotherapy, a proyection of the self in handwriting. What your handwriting says about you. Complete personality reports. Changing traits by changing strokes.
Your handwriting reveals much more than you might imagine, and is like an ID card, personal and exclusive.
There's a whole science behind analysing handwriting for personality traits called graphology, which has been around since the days of Aristotle.
Handwriting reveals how the writer thinks, feels and behaves, and it does so directly and immediately. It shows the motivation that lies behind actions, and outlines the writer's propensity to behave in ways that may not be expected. Graphology not only examines behaviour, but the subconscious or the whys that lie behind actions, providing information that could not be established in any other way or in such a quick time. This makes graphology a very powerful tool. Handwriting analysis is therefore highly effective in a wide variety of practical situations.It can be used for personality assessment in any area of human activity where people interact. It is ideal, for example, within the following areas, among others:
Recruitment: an invaluable as it can identify the best candidates, and advise over suitability.
Corporate training: where it can highlight staff strengths and flag up weaknesses, potential and motivation.
Security checking and the evaluation of honesty and integrity.
Career guidance for those seeking employment or a change of direction.
Compatibility assessments for business and personal relationships.
Personality profiling for individuals seeking self awareness for self development.
Child and family guidance to help resolve sensitive issues.