People often seek counseling or psychotherapy to change and to resolve difficulties or problems. Seeking consultation is very personal and it takes some courage to initiate contact. Sometimes the impetus comes from within; sometimes your circumstances or others close to you provide a nudge. Finding the 'right' therapist for you may take some exploration. Some people simply seek to talk privately about a subject or an issue. This may involve one's direction in life, career, management role, or decision-making. Some people seek to address deeply personal thoughts, emotions, behaviors, relationships, spirituality, or other concerns.

Intervention may be brief and problem or symptom focused, or more analytical and oriented to insight and personal transformation.  Dr Zuessman provides counseling and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples and families, commonly for: 

Life Transitions - Adolescence,         Midlife, & Aging

Relationship & Marital                       Difficulties


Coping With Mental Disorders

Meaning & Purpose in Life  

Family Concerns or Conflicts


Depression & Mood Disorders

Decision Making

Gender Identity & Sexual                  Orientation


Substance Abuse

Life Adjustment Problems

Sexual Dysfunctions &                        Paraphilias


Personality Problems

Recovery from Domestic                   Violence or Abuse

Adjustment to Physical & Health       Conditions


Loss & Bereavement

Executive Concerns

Stress & Anxiety


Other Personal Issues

Work & Career Issues

Phobias & Obsessions



By choosing services with Dr Zuessman you are acknowledging responsibility for active participation in assessment/consultation/therapy and for your own welfare.  Dr Zuessman will endeavor to provide assistance through this partnership.  However, it is important to acknowledge that outcomes of consultation, counseling and psychotherapy are uncertain and that there can be no guarantees regarding improvement or progress.  While therapy will be undertaken with consideration for your expressed hopes regarding length of time or number of sessions, prediction of these is likewise indeterminate.

There also are potential risks to approaching feelings or thoughts that you have tried not to think about or that you have held without changing.  One may experience emotional distress, re-examine long held beliefs, make changes in attitudes or behaviors, or experience disruption to relationships or work.  You may find the relationship with a therapist to be a source of strong feelings, some of them uncomfortable at times.  It is important that you consider carefully whether these and other risks are worth the potential benefits to you of engaging in a therapy process.  People who engage in this process usually find that it is helpful to them, sometimes in ways that they had not previously imagined.

Be assured that appropriate boundaries will be observed.  The therapeutic relationship is undertaken within a context of ethical and professional standards; and offers the security that, regardless of the nature of the issues you explore, no sexual relationship can ever occur with the therapist.