My practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality and professionally competent psychotherapy to adults, and couples with compassion and respect for each client’s humanity and individuality.
Meet Dr. Ickowitz
What to Expect
I am dedicated to providing the highest quality and professionally competent psychotherapy to adults and couples with compassion and respect for each client’s humanity and individuality. I believe in a collaborative process where we will work together to determine what approach will be utilized to give you the best opportunity to successfully address your concerns. I provide clients with information and education about a variety of treatment orientations for a wide range of problems or challenges. This allows you to actively participate in an informed manner in choosing an approach that we determine is likely to be the most beneficial.
From a psychoanalytic perspective, there is a fundamental philosophical orientation that people are to be respected in their right to be their authentic selves and to be empowered to direct their own lives. All too often, people who come for therapy have internalized beliefs that they should not think or feel the way that they do and should instead, think or feel what someone else has decided they should. A major goal of therapy, even if it is not the overt goal but more of a background theme, is to help a person stay in contact with their authentic selves and the struggle with the conflicts that this creates in their lives. It can be disrespectful for a therapist, no matter how wise or experienced, to tell a client how they should behave in their lives. It can undermine the client’s growth and health if a belief is reinforced that they are not able to make the right decision for themselves on the important decisions in their life.