Dr. Simon is a trained cognitive behavioral psychologist. He works with pediatrics, children, adolescents, and adults. The process of psychotherapy often involves working or talking through emotional and psychological issues. Dr. Simon provides psychotherapy for couples and families. Utilizing CBT techniques offers evidence-based techniques for the treatment of such conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.
Dr. Simon’s approach to therapy with individuals, families, and couples consists with an initial interview followed by the development of a comprehensive treatment plan. Session are often weekly and are between 45-50 minutes in length. Building a relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from the process.
Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.
Dr. Simon’s approach to all is a highly structured time-oriented symptom and solution focused approach.