In choosing a therapist, the two most important factors are relevant experience and therapeutic style. By experience I mean your therapist should have familiarity with a variety of problems in various therapeutic settings. He/she should be recognized by his/her peers for their excellence in practice. By therapeutic style I refer to the way the therapist acts. This will have a direct influence on the therapeutic relationship, which is essential to possible outcomes. Some therapists are active, some are passive. Some tell you how to live your life, others offer no suggestions. Some are warm, others are matter of fact.
If you are considering me as a choice for your therapist in Boca Raton, I refer you to my resume to ascertain whether I have the relevant experience and whether I have been recognized by my peers for excellence in my field.
If you want to ascertain my style, you may want to call me. Let’s say I am recognized as one of the more active mental health professionals in the area. Our conversations are almost always two way. You will get feedback from me. I will never tell you how to live your life. However, if you ask for my opinion, I will offer it. I tend to be informal in my sessions. You may bring whomever you want if you think they will help me work on your case. I may suggest you invite people to your session to gain access to other people’s view of your functioning. Most importantly, I am available by email or by phone when you need me, particularly in difficult stages of therapy.
I have had forty years of experience working with psychiatrists if you require medication. I pride myself in keeping up with the latest research as well as continuing education classes so my practice is both contemporary and relevant. I am active in my professional community and an officer of the professional organization. I am familiar with a variety of settings including school, work, hospital, and the legal system. I regularly administer psychological assessment instruments as well offer my expertise in the legal system. I also do independent medical evaluations.
Forensic Psychology encompasses both the civil and criminal fields of law. Recent developments in family law (civil) may require even greater reliance on a forensic psychologist. The two most recent trends are 1) the assumption that both parents should be involved equally in childbearing and 2) the issue of relocation of one of the parents should be ever more closely scrutinized. These may place a greater emphasis on the use of social investigation to sort out important variables in decisions to be made by the court. Other areas of civil litigation that may require a forensic psychologist include personal injury, forensic evaluation, or employment issues such as age discrimination pr wrongful firing. In the criminal field, forensic psychologists are most frequently employed for incompetency to stand trial cases. They are also used in mitigating circumstance defenses to determine whether a perpetrator of a crime has a major mental health disorder and/or is intellectually challenged.
Most importantly I am available by contact through email or phone, or at my address in Boca Raton. 4710 NW 2nd Ave, Suit 104, Boca Raton, FL 33431