The “experiential” nature of this therapy, i.e., allowing for one’s “self” to “experience” saying, hearing, and feeling often one’s most private thoughts in a non-judgmental environment opens avenues to self awareness beneficial to the person. Concurrently, in therapy as an individual describes one’s life circumstance, history, and symptoms of discord and angst, Dr. Silbert evaluates and analyzes the verbal and non-verbal content for the best approach to successful intervention.
Whether the therapeutic interaction is brief or long term, the underlying structure beginning with the initial phone call is the respect afforded you by Dr. Silbert. She listens attentively and intuitively understands the emotional conflict you are expressing with and without words. Most importantly she respects the content and processes of your “life.” The ultimate goal of the therapeutic process with Dr. Silbert is to be in control of feeling better about your unique “self” and life situation in relation to your family and the world at large.
A therapeutic relationship develops between you and her to treat emotional distress, mental illness, addiction and sexual problems of varying symptoms and severities. The professional relationship which develops is the framework for treating problems of an emotional nature such as negative moods and self destructive behavior. The goal is to understand the nature of the symptoms to effectively mediate disturbed patterns of behavior and thought, hence promoting positive psychological development and sense of well being.
The capability to cope with reality and work through loss (actual and the way you wished things were).
Positive practical view of yourself, confidence in your strengths and abilities.
Skills in assertive communication and logical problem solving.
The power to manage strong feelings and impulses.
The capacity to balance power in personal and professional relationships.
The ability to maximize your sexual potential.
of personality development, emotional conflict and mental illness for a holistic approach to evaluation and treatment.
and past experiences to assist in understanding the less obvious dynamics of emotional problems and dysfunctional behaviors.
and how they influence emotions and behaviors. Thoughts are powerful motivators influencing choices in life. Therefore it is paramount to be aware of the thoughts in your mind, often repetitive over time, influencing self-sabotaging feelings and behaviors.
Biology and environment intermingle in varying proportions to create psychic distress with a myriad of symptoms. More immediate treatment is necessary if these disturbances significantly impair a person’s ability to function in normal activities of daily living. Generally psychotherapy is recommended whenever a person is grappling with a life, relationship or work issue or a specific mental health concern and these issues or concerns are causing the individual psychic disturbance of varying degrees and lengths of time.
Marked personality change
ability to cope with problems
Strange or grandiose ideas
Excessive anxieties and fears
Prolonged depression and apathy
Overwhelming sadness, feelings of loss and abandonment
Marked changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Emotional highs and lows
Abuse of alcohol, drugs, money, credit cards, eating, gambling and sex
Excessive anger, hostility, or violent behavior
(the list is not exhaustive of all problems, hence call Dr. Silbert if you have an issue not mentioned). Symptoms may be acute (shorter duration) or chronic (long-term).
Depression, Loss and Grief
Psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples, and parents and children of all ages, for improvement in the areas of:
Anxiety, Stress and Anger Management
Physical and Emotional Abuse
Self Esteem and Body Image
Intimacy and Trust
Sexual Dysfunctions and Sexual Enhancement
Addictive, Obsessive and Compulsive Behavior
Sexual Orientation and Sexual Preference
Developmental Issues of Adolescence
Developmental Issues of Parenting and Aging
Feeling Out of Control, Fear, Panic and Phobias
Work and Career Issues
Infertility and Adoption
Affairs, Infidelity, Separation and Divorce
Pelvic Pain Disorders
Dementia and Death Anxiety
Coping with Cancer, Medical Disease
Wishing Life was Different