Our Approach 2017-06-02T02:39:00+00:00

Our Approach

At The Midtown Practice, our commitment is to engage you in effectively moving towards a more deeply satisfying, rewarding, and joyful life, no matter what struggles or challenges you are facing. Our clients seek treatment for a wide variety of reasons. Some are facing a specific problem, are experiencing symptoms, or think they may have a diagnosis which troubles them, while others have a more general sense of not feeling “satisfied” or “quite right.” Since our clients have a diverse range of concerns and/or symptoms, treatment always begins with an initial consultation in which we make a concerted effort to connect with you. Our priority is to not just make or confirm a diagnosis, but to understand what personally motivates you and what treatment outcomes would be most meaningful for you. We always seek to begin with the end in mind, focusing on what matters to you and what you judge important in order to enhance your vitality and positive engagement in life.

At The Midtown Practice, our commitment is to engage you in effectively moving towards a more deeply satisfying, rewarding, and joyful life, no matter what struggles or challenges you are facing. Our clients seek treatment for a wide variety of reasons. Some are facing a specific problem or stressor or are experiencing symptoms or think they may have a diagnosis which troubles them, while others have a more general sense of not feeling “satisfied” or “quite right.” Since our clients have a diverse range of concerns and/or symptoms, treatment always begins with an initial consultation at which we make a concerted effort to connect with you. Our priority is to not just make or confirm a diagnosis, but to understand what personally motivates you and what treatment outcomes would be most meaningful for you. We always seek to begin with the end in mind, focusing on what matters to you and what you judge important in order to enhance your vitality and positive engagement in life.

Dozens of studies have shown that a strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation of any effective treatment, so our first goal is to match you to a clinician with whom you feel comfortable and who “gets” you, and has the skills to enable you to get the most out of treatment. Warmth, curiosity about others, flexibility, practicality, and hopefulness are some of the qualities common to all of our clinicians. These are not just positive character traits, but also serve to enhance treatment efficacy. Our expectation, based on our years of experience, is that you will quickly feel a genuine bond with your clinician.

At The Midtown Practice, we aim to work with you in a way that is not only caring and compassionate but also evidence-based, skillful, and effective. Informed by our collective decades of clinical experience with many individuals facing diverse challenges, your treatment will be highly individualized. And while we don’t believe in rigid treatment protocols, we are also enthusiastic consumers of the latest clinical research and will draw upon principles from cutting-edge psychological science when useful.

Dozens of studies have shown that a strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation of any effective treatment, so our first goal is to match you to a clinician with whom you feel comfortable and who “gets” you, and has the skills to enable you to get the most out of treatment. Warmth, curiosity about others, flexibility, practicality, and hopefulness are some of the qualities common to all of our clinicians. These are not just positive character traits, but also serve to enhance treatment efficacy. Our expectation, based on our years of experience, is that you will quickly feel a genuine bond with your clinician.

At The Midtown Practice, we aim to work with you in a way that is not only caring and compassionate but also evidence-based, skillful, and effective. Informed by our collective decades of clinical experience with many individuals facing diverse challenges, your treatment will be highly individualized. And while we don’t believe in rigid treatment protocols, we are also enthusiastic consumers of the latest clinical research and will draw upon principles from cutting-edge psychological science when it seems useful.

Effective treatment is a collaborative process. Working together with you, we jointly develop personalized strategies to produce concrete results. During your treatment, we will maintain a focus on whether treatment is working for you. We place an emphasis on subjective improvement and the development of psychological flexibility, as we have found that these are strong predictors of successful treatment outcomes. Together we strive to reduce your distress, enhance your resilience to handle whatever challenges arise, and deliberately help you create a fuller and more meaningful life.

Effective treatment is a collaborative process. Working together with you, we jointly develop personalized strategies to produce concrete results. During your treatment, we will maintain a focus on whether treatment is working for you. We place an emphasis on subjective improvement and the development of psychological flexibility, as we have found that these are strong predictors of successful treatment outcomes. Together we strive to reduce your distress, enhance your resilience to handle whatever challenges arise, and deliberately help you create a fuller and more meaningful life.