My uniquely effective and inspiring approach to psychotherapy is the result of over 20 years as a psychologist, working with countless clients to transform their lives.
Now as Clinical Director of Dr. Sam and Associates, I have broadened the scope of treatment even further. Along with my highly trained and compassionate team: Cindy Gelber LCSW, Michael Gismondi, MA, and Marcus Rosario, LAc, we offer innovative psychotherapy strategies, neurotherapy and complimentary mental wellness treatments that are clearly superior to anything you have experienced before.
Less Is More: Psychology has traditionally fostered the belief that therapy takes a long time. Yet it is my motto that people should spend only the amount of time they really need to in therapy, and then go back to their vastly improved lives. The process is ordinarily ten sessions, and sometimes even less.
We Don’t Just Listen: Second, we don’t just sit there while you solve your own problems! The old cliché about the psychologist asking only “How do you feel about that?” to a patient desperate for guidance has been true far too often! Both Cindy and I are extremely active participants in your therapy process, giving ample feedback as we focus on real solutions to your problems.
Good Thoughts Not Bad Feelings: Conventional psychotherapy has paid too much attention to venting negative thoughts and feelings. At DSA we believe that the only route to healing and feeling good is to develop better quality thought patterns . Our CBT Plus Counseling Model uses cognitive-behavioral therapy as it’s starting point but goes a step further to identify positive thoughts which form the foundation of sustained improvement and a happier life over time.
At DSA we offer 3 highly effective treatment approaches in addition to counseling:
Neurofeedback: Cutting edge, brain training treatment with exceptional proven results for:
Internationally recognized expert Michael Gismondi, MA is Director of our Neurofeedback program. Mike has been a front runner in clinical practice, consulting as well as research in the field of neurotherapy for over 20 years, as well as being a trained psychotherapist.
Each neurofeedback protocol is designed based on detailed brain mapping and extensive clinical assessment to fully address a client’s individual needs. This treatment modality is pain free and side effect free and the average number of sessions required is 20-30, as opposed to many other places where you can expect 40-50 to get good results.
Acupuncture: Highly skilled and compassionate, Marcus Rosario LAc of Jade Mountain Acupuncture practices a special Japanese influenced tradition of this 5000 year old healing art known as Kiiko style. It is an extremely powerful treatment for the following issues:
Supplements, Not Meds: A majority of our clients want to avoid taking meds, or to keep their dosages (and side effects) as low as possible. This is accomplished through the use of supplements such as high EPA fish oil and 5 H-T-P for depression and stress, and phosphatidylserine for ADD.
It May Be Your Hormones: Psychotherapy has traditionally drawn a dividing line between mind and body, as though one had nothing to do with the other! Yet modern medical studies of the past three decades continue to prove quite the opposite. At DSA we do a thorough review of your medical history for issues that can cause secondary mental health problems such as undiagnosed hypothyroidism, and other hormonal imbalances.
Mind and Spirit: We consider it vitally important to address an individual’s spiritual concerns in counseling and coaching, as these are often critical to healing and building a high quality life.