PATRICIA M. RASKIN, PH.D. WELCOMES YOU
Psychotherapy, Individual Career Assessment, Work-Family Issues, and Coaching
As a counseling psychologist, I think about individuals having current issues rather than being "ill". Diagnosis is less important than helping people develop coping strategies individually and within their families and organizations. That means that our work together can be short-term, focused, and solution-oriented.
Asking for help can be difficult. sometimes we are told to just "get on with it", or that we are "not trying". One phone call or email can assist you in deciding if counseling is a good idea. Throughout the process you (or you and your partner) are in control. I'd be happy to help you think through your concerns about therapy.
SERVICES I OFFER
I have been in practice for more than 30 years. I have been told that I am welcoming, direct, warm, and engaging. My style is interactive and collaborative. My clients tend to be committed to becoming more self-aware, comfortable in their own skin, and motivated to work toward their personal and professional goals, whatever they may be. In my executive coaching practice, I work with individuals and organizations to develop employees' potential for career adjustment and advancement , I also am committed to active duty and retired military members and their families.
Life comes at us in so many unexpected ways, sometimes demanding coping strategies we feel we don’t have, or resilience we are having a hard time finding. And, sometimes, when we least expect it, we find ourselves concerned about current or past thoughts, feelings, or events. Reaching out at those moments can be difficult, and freeing.
CAREER ASSESSMENT AND COACHING
Most of us make our first occupational choice long before we know who we are: in the 8th grade, when we choose a science (college prep) or non-science path. Our next choice is equally uninformed: what college to choose. Many of us base those decisions on aspects of our lives that have nothing to do with future careers. Whatever the reason, we sometimes find ourselves thinking about changing our work lives.
Very few people enter couples’ therapy with the goal of splitting up. As a Gottman-trained therapist, I focus on helping couples improve their current relationships, concentrating on improving conflict resolution strategies, and increasing positive interactions.