Types of Psychotherapy

Dr. Leiderman has helped thousands of patients since the mid 1980’s to establish and maintain resilient coping skills and defenses geared at protecting individuals, couples, groups and families from the re-occurrence of their presenting problems.

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy has both benefits and risks. Risks sometime include experiencing uncomfortable feelings such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration, loneliness and helplessness. Psychotherapy often requires discussing unpleasant aspects of your life and/or problems that are causing confusion and stress. However, psychotherapy has long term rewarding benefits for individuals who undertake it. Therapy often leads to significant reduction in feelings of distress, better abilities to access, understand and express feelings, increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, increased skills for managing stress, and resolution to specific problems. But, there are no guarantees about what will happen. Psychotherapy requires developing specific goals for the therapy (a treatment plan) and a very active effort on your part. In order to be most successful, you will have to work on issues discussed in therapy outside of sessions.

Group Psychotherapy

Group therapy is a stimulating, cost effective modality that can be highly effective at improving understanding of self and others, abilities to emotionally communicate, and develop resilient coping skills. By receiving constructive feedback about interpersonally related blind spots, members learn how to address fearful/avoidant behaviors, develop lifelong emotional tools and improve interpersonal relationships. Groups provide multidimensional perspectives to presenting complaints and are a powerful intervention at addressing anxiety, depression, early childhood trauma, loneliness, marital, family, occupational and substance abuse problems. Group therapy may complement individual, couples, family and neurofeedback therapies paralleling the objectives of these modalities. Dr. Leiderman currently has several mature (over 20 years in existence) co-ed groups for medium and high functioning individuals. These groups provide new members with a wealth of experience. Annually, Dr. Leiderman provides day long, two day long marathon groups (over 8 consecutive hours) for his private practice.

Couples/Family Psychotherapy

Dr. Leiderman’s sub-specialty in the treatment of couples and families incorporates a structural and strategic family systems approach. When using this psychodynamic and systems orientation, he is proactive at providing couples and families with strategies to enhance productive communication, abilities to understand and emotionally see one another, improve intimacy and trust, while reducing conflicts, hostilities and avoidant behaviors. He has lectured and written extensively on the topics of couples and family psychotherapies. Dr. Leiderman has over 25 years of clinical experience supervising licensed mental health therapists in couples and family therapies.

Clinical Supervision

Dr. Leiderman is a seasoned senior clinical psychologist who offers individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy supervision to licensed psychotherapy providers. Dr. Leiderman has supervised psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical nurses and social workers in all psychotherapy modalities helping many providers establish and maintain their private practices. Supervision focuses on the further development of clinical skills and the provision of increased understanding of countertransference reactions. Group supervision is also available with other mental health clinicians. Additionally, neurofeedback, Quantitative electroencephalography, QEEG brain mapping, and LORETA (low resolution electric tomographic analysis) supervision is provided to licensed psychologists with advanced neuropsychology training and experience.

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