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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:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Trauma
  • Recent Traumatic Events
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Phobias
  • 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.

Dr. Mandel is a trained and certified advanced Imago relationship therapist. The primary work of an Imago couple’s therapist is to help support both partners in their efforts to understand each other’s needs, improve communication, foster intimacy, and help to restore the connection lost in their relationship. Dr. Mandel helps to facilitate this connection by teaching the couple how to engage with each other by using a specific structure called “The Imago Dialogue.” This dialogue helps the couple understand what’s going on underneath their conflict or crisis and allows the couple to figure out how to address their issues in a healthy way. These skills are then taken outside of therapy as the couple adapts and benefits from what they have learned, which helps them to heal themselves and their relationship. Imago therapy is for couples at any stage in their relationship.