One of the main premises of strategic therapy is that your problems evolve out of your behavioral interactions with others. Therapy is tailored to target problem interactions and behaviors and to create the opportunity for new, more functional interactions to emerge.
In the initial stages of therapy, we will focus on behavior change, which may include working with others involved in the problem. If this is not possible, it will be necessary to gather enough information about everyone involved in the problem in order to solve it well. Through the course of therapy, you will notice a shift in how you perceive others and the problem as a whole.
As your strategic therapist, I will work with you to
- Clearly identify your problems;
- Set short term achievable goals for problem resolution;
- Provide you with useful interventions; and
- Continuously examine the effectiveness of the interventions.
I have spent several years learning the art of strategic therapy and received training in this form of therapy from the following entities:
- The Mental Research Institute – www.mri.org
- The Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention (Close Madanes) – www.robbinsmadanes.com
- Centro di Terapia Strategica (Georgio Nardone) – www.centroditerapiastrategica.org
- Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami – www.fttim.com
I have also been trained in strategic protocols that were developed to treat the following issues: family dynamics, anorexia, bulimia, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, oppositional behaviors, and family violence. Additionally, I co-developed a protocol for athletic performance enhancement with an Italian colleague ,Cecilia Moreno, a graduate from the Centro di Terapia Strategica in Arrezzo Italy.