Highly effective psychotherapy combined with medication management as needed

Maor Katz, M.D

Balanced compassionate care
Maor Katz, M.D

Services Provided

    Services for Patients
  1. Consultations while under the care of another provider or therapist, consultations are a way to obtain a second medical opinion in order to clarify your diagnosis or discuss your treatment options in collaboration with your current provider, including medications and therapy options. A consultation session may also be helpful If you are seeking to establish care for the first time and are unsure about your diagnosis and the treatment options that are available to you, in this case a consultation visit may help you decide what option is best for you.
  2. Individual Psychotherapy: Regular private appointments designed to facilitate and sustain recovery. Typical goals for individual therapy include improved mood, better functioning and more satisfying relationships. Click here to learn more about the problems I treat. Appointments are usually one or two hours in duration and at a frequency of about once per week, though this can be adjusted according to your needs. For example, more frequent meetings earlier in the treatment may help you recover faster (see also Brief Intensive Psychotherapy below).
  3. Combined Individual Psychotherapy and Medication Management: This may be the most convenient option if you need to be on medication and also want therapy. You can divide the time, as needed, between medication consultation and therapy or dedicate certain sessions to one or the other, according to your preference.
  4. Medication management only: Medication Management usually involves one or two visits that are one-hour in duration followed by 20-minute visits that are slowly spaced out over time, as you recover. Even when you are well, it is important to come in a few times per year for check-ups, to monitor for side-effects and learn about new scientific advances and treatment options. Typical visits focus on diagnosing the problem, education about medication options, monitoring how well the medication is working for your symptoms, screening for unwanted side effects and coordinating treatment with your therapist, if you have one already.
  5. Couples Therapy: Having problems in your relationship doesn't mean there is pathology in it. Serious problems exist in almost all long-term relationships. During times of distress in the relationship, couples therapy can bring great relief. Therapeutic work with couples often begins at a time of crisis for the couple. In the therapy I look to improve the communication between the couple, improve the understanding and empathy between its members and help facilitate required change in both members. The aim is to improve the situation and help in the rebuilding of the relationship or the separation process, according to your preference. During couples therapy I use different tools and techniques designed to improve the communication and empathy between the couple, understand how each of you is affected by the problem and perhaps contributes to it, improve the physical expression of love and bring the relationship to a loving, accepting and satisfying place.
  6. Brief Intensive Psychotherapy: Recent research, as well as the experience of many therapists and their patients suggest that longer and more frequent psychotherapy sessions can be tremendously helpful and will often vastly accelerate recovery. In many cases, we have seen rapid and dramatic results in a brief period of time for individuals who have been struggling with severe depression and anxiety for years or even decades. If you can invest several hours per day, several days per week, this new treatment approach might be a life-changing opportunity for you. For those willing to put in the effort required to get well quickly, brief Intensive Psychotherapy may be indicated. An ideal schedule would be 7-14 days of daily sessions, 2-3 hours in length, one or two sessions per day, with psychotherapy homework between sessions and each evening. Many people recover prior to the end of this sequence. If you are coming from out-of-state for these appointments, you will need a consultation request from your current therapist and at least one follow-up visit with them after you return.