Answer Your Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What methods will be used?

I believe in a humanistic approach toward therapy, which demands authenticity from me as your therapist.  I treat all of my clients without judgment and with unconditional positive regard.  We’ll collaborate on creating goals, setting treatment plans, and work toward solving problems together.

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy does not dwell on years of talking about “the problem” in session.  Instead, it favors discussing “the solution.”

It is a strength-based orientation that uncovers coping skills the client already knows, but has not used.  Together, we’ll discover your strengths and skills and  put them to use.  The client and the therapist stand on equal footing.

A Humanist Approach with Cognitive Behavioral Goals.

We’ll use evidence-based methods that have proven successful over time.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , according to Time magazine (01/20/2003) “is quick, practical and goal-oriented – over 300 clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT.”

Is therapy right for me?

Therapy is about feeling safe while collaboratively working through life’s challenges in a non-judgmental environment.  If you are facing problems in your marriage, or facing a big change in your life, if you are unable to cope with challenges,then the kind of therapy I provide is for you.

Therapy is right for anyone dealing with seemingly insurmountable anxiety or depression, addictions or compulsive behaviors.  If you are looking for more from your life creating more self-awareness and working toward change – then therapy is right for you.

I specialize in treating:

Anxiety, High Sensitivity, Creative Issues, Sex & Couples Therapy.

David Silverman, Stanford Psychotherapist,  2001 Barrington Ave., West Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Second  Office in Marina del Rey, 114 Northstar Mall 90292

For your FREE first session, call David Silverman, LMFT  (310) 850-4707.

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