Ian also works with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression and other life challenges. Living as we do in a world of choice and possibility, many of us also feel an accompanying lack of external structure and experience a sense of groundlessness. Ian works with patients to excavate and articulate a "design for life" and to implement the structures, routines and habits that bestow our lives with a sense of meaning and accomplishment. In a city where people are often compelled to prioritize work above all else and to exist in a perpetual state of digital distraction, Ian embraces the opportunity to work with those who want to tune out the noise and tune in to their authentic selves in a calm, reflective space. Areas of focus include:
Therapy provides an opportunity to satisfy our innate need for human connectedness in a way that is becoming increasingly rare.1 Ian's approach is both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral, and in some instances he uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to target emotional dysregulation and the effects of trauma. Individual therapy sessions are generally weekly.
1. Research has demonstrated that positive experiences of human connectedness fulfill the body's need to co-regulate biobehavioral states through engagement with others, and that connectedness provides an important neurobiological mechanism to link social behavior with mental and physical health (Porges, 2016).