It is helpful for you as a client to know that there are a number of therapeutic approaches and not just one way of doing therapy.
Dr. Mandel uses several approaches to tailor your psychotherapy and work with you in the most effective and efficient ways to reach your goals. Based on your needs, the focus of therapy may simply be upon managing current issues and stressors, or it may be working more deeply with your underlying history that oftentimes is the root of current pain. Throughout the therapy process, by increasing emotional and cognitive awareness you develop increased coping strategies and tools for personal growth. This helps you to lessen emotional pain, enables you to live a more balanced and well-adjusted life, along with having healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
Dr. Mandel works with clients dealing with:
- Couples Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Coping Skills
- Cancer Diagnosis
- Recent Traumatic Events
- Bereavement and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Personal Boundaries
Dr. Mandel is trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and works with patients who have experienced trauma. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that is highly successful for the treatment of recent and past traumatic experiences, PTSD, and phobias. When a person experiences a trauma or a disturbing life event, their brain cannot process information as it normally should and the moment becomes “frozen in time.” These memories can have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person views the world and the way that they relate to others. EMDR therapy results in the alleviation of the presenting symptoms, an elimination of the distress from the disturbing memory, and an improved view of self.