Individual, Couple, Child, and Family Psychotherapy

I work with individuals, couples, children and families with a variety of symptoms and issues including

- Mood disorders such as  anxiety, depression, and bi-polar
- Difficulties with impulse control and regulating emotions
including phobias, fears, anger management, shame, guilt, grief, etc.
- Post-traumatic stress disorders

- Relational issues
with spouse, children, extended family, friends and colleagues
- Work related issues
including coping with job loss or change, difficulties with colleagues, employees or supervisors, clarifying one’s professional and personal goals and implementing plans to make changes
- Child and family issues
– the changing roles and tasks of families with young children, adolescents, and young adults through the stages of the family life cycle
- Intimacy issues and marital conflicts
with spouse/partner
- Divorce, step-family, and blended-family issues
- Seniors’ issues: retirement and aging –
coping with loss and changes in daily life, developing a vision for a optimal quality of life, clarifying goals and implementing them
- Spiritual and existential crises
- Coping with loss and grief
- Addictions
including alcohol and substance abuse as well as those related to food, money, computer use, and other activities of normal life that become compulsive

Sexually addictive behaviors – click on this link for more information:  Sexually Addictive Behaviors

Pain management – click on this link for more information: Pain Management

Chronic and catastrophic illness click on this link for more information: Chronic and Catastrophic Illness

I view the therapeutic process as a collaboration in which we work together to understand the issues, to clarify your goals and the options for achieving them, including one or more of the six resources for healing.Based on that assessment, we will develop and implement a specific, practical plan.

For more information on the six resources, click on this link: Six Resources for Healing.

My office is conveniently located in Watertown, Massachusetts, not far from Exit 17 on the Massachusetts Turnpike, and is easily accessible to people from Newton, Brookline, Boston, Allston, Brighton, Cambridge, Needham, Waltham, Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Concord, Weston, Wayland, Framingham, Natick and other communities in Metro-West, North Shore and South shore. For directions, click on this link: Directions

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact me
via email to joel@ziffgroup.com or via phone to 617-965-3932.