Because of my training and experience I’m uniquely able to create an informed opinion about which treatment—psychotherapy, medication or a combination of the two—is the better path for you. In my assessments, I trust in the enduring strength embedded within the human condition. My experience tells me that relief for your emotional pain usually is possible through a patient-therapist partnership that is established in an understanding, safe, and trusting environment.
In a marriage, or other forms of partnership, I see each member as an individual, with his or her own set of emotional issues, as well as a partner in the dyad. I do not believe that the problem is always evenly divided between the partners. Sometimes one member’s vulnerabilities unbalance the relationship and evoke a further unbalancing response from the other. This creates an ongoing dynamic that eventually develops a secondary life of its own.
I look for the healthy positives that exist within the couple, sometimes buried yet still present.
As The Family Business Doctor I listen to the business’s multiple, seemingly separate complaints, and usually hear them as emanating from a single set of core issues. This nuanced way of thinking is an extension of my medical training where I learned that the multiple, seemingly unrelated, symptoms usually have a single unifying cause.
My psychoanalytic orientation helps me explore, unearth, and identify the hidden and not-so-hidden elements that sit at the emotional core of the business’s pain.
CEOs are alone at the top. They have many problems and few confidants. Many people, CEOs included, prefer to avoid conflict but when CEOs avoid, business suffers and they do too. I help CEOs counter their isolation and engage those issues that are most difficult for them. I offer a one-time, pro bono consultation to CEOs to help them see the deeper picture of a particular impasse, as well as to see how I think and approach problems.
Family firm legal advisers sometimes miss their clients’ covert communications. Lacking this information, their legal instruments sometimes overlook the buried human side of family businesses. My efforts attempt to delineate the human side of the family business problem and remobilize stalled legal work and interpersonal negotiations.
I offer a one-time, pro bono consultation to legal advisors to help them see the deeper picture of a particular impasse, as well as to see how I think and approach problems.