Dr Daniel G Ratner
Dr. Daniel G. Ratner, Psy.D, MA
SPECIALIZING IN WORK WITH YOUNG ADULTS, AND IN THE ALLEVIATION OF PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS DERIVING FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES Throughout my clinical work, I have found that building a strong connection with my clients -- based on trust, genuine and honest communication, empathy, and warmth -- has been the key ingredient in achieving the greatest success in therapy. Working collaboratively with the patient, I work toward the relief of painful symptoms and experiences through insight and self-awareness. In this manner, I have found that people can make the changes they desire, even with regard to long-standing difficulties. In many cases, symptoms can be reduced very quickly.
I work from a psychodynamic orientation, which is to say that I believe that our past experiences and relationships continue to influence our present and that things out of our conscious awareness contribute to the way we choose to live.
I have significant expertise working with young adults, having worked at three college counseling centers in the tri-state area. In addition, I have developed a specialization in the connection between the mind and body and relieving physical ailments deriving from psychological causes (headaches, back pain, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders, concentration difficulties, eating difficulties, etc.), often utilizing mindfulness , stress management, and Buddhist philosophy. I have extensive experience working with mild to severe anxiety & depression, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, low self esteem, anger management, and relationship & intimacy difficulties. I also have had good success working with eating disorders, substance abuse, and identity issues (particularly with men), among other things.
It is a challenging, but often life-changing step to begin to learn about oneself in therapy. If you're tired of facing the same struggles day in and day out, please don't hesitate to call or email and begin the road to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Conditions / Issues
Issues Of Abuse
Last Update: Wed June 13, 2012 17:00:01