COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
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
Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
Life Adjustment Problems
Sexual Dysfunctions & Paraphilias
Recovery from Domestic Violence or Abuse
Adjustment to Physical & Health Conditions
Loss & Bereavement
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.