Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. I suggest checking out the APA's Help Center website, which has information about how talking to a psychologist can help someone, and how to choose a psychologist (http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/choose-therapist.aspx). From my standpoint, a therapist should be professional, honest, easy to understand, non-judgmental, and non-punitive. There may be some special quality or characteristic you desire in a therapist. Try to give the new therapy relationship a little time before you make up your mind about whether it's for you or not. Give feedback to your therapist, and see how you feel about the dialogue that ensues. Listen to your feelings. Therapy can be challenging and even at times seem threatening. The quality of the feedback from the therapist, the safety he or she provides, will probably go a long way in helping you decide whether that therapist is right for you or not.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
The reality is in psychology a practitioner must be able to do a number of treatments, as there is no "one fits all" kind of treatments. I have had extra training with supervision in both individual and couples therapy, and in psychotherapy of trauma/PTSD. I have also practiced cognitive-behavioral therapy in day treatment or "partial hospitalization" settings, as well in my private practice. Different forms of treatment address different symptoms and different life dilemmas and clinical presentations. I have worked a great deal with individuals suffering depression, panic attacks, acute stress, and intimacy issues.
What are you proud of in your practice?
I am proud of offering sliding scale affordable fees to the community, and making myself available to many working people and older adults by accepting Medicare and a major insurance carrier (Blue Cross).