Michael Stadter: Services

ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPY

As our home page indicates, I practice from an integrative approach to psychotherapy tailored to the individual person or couple. The foundation of the treatment rests on the therapeutic relationship. Sometimes a person or couple wants support for going through a rough time, relief from symptoms, enhanced personal development and understanding, or all three. Depending on which goals are targeted in the therapy, I would draw on principles and interventions from psychodynamic, existential, cognitive-behavior and mindfulness approaches.

The base of my approach is psychodynamic therapy. It emphasizes how emotional and relationship patterns can unconsciously repeat in ways that limit functioning and can promote increased suffering and symptoms. This involves coming to terms with the past, living in the present and developing a full, meaningful future.

The existential perspective emphasizes how a person relates to universal aspects of the human condition. Some prominent features are freedom, responsibility, aloneness, guilt, the search for meaning, and living in the face of death. Additional themes include authenticity, being and becoming, despair, anxiety and living in the present moment.

Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) focuses on irrational thinking and problematic behavior. This approach contributes practical exercises and interventions to facilitate shifts toward more effective living and reduced symptoms.

Mindfulness approaches draw on practices of meditation, relaxation training and guided imagery to promote awareness, acceptance, living in the present and emotional control.

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • SHORT-TERM
  • LONG-TERM

COUPLE PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • SHORT-TERM
  • LONG-TERM

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

I have had the privilege of supervising the clinical work of over 350 clinicians. Whether meeting for a single consultation or in on-going group or individual sessions the focus is on development of a therapeutic alliance, clinical interventions, and the therapist’s effective use of self in the relationship with the person or couple.

  • CONSULTATION
  • INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION
  • GROUP SUPERVISION

ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTATION

Previously in my career I have served as a manager and have developed 3 employee assistance programs (EAP). I continue to offer organizational consultation as part of my practice and as an Associate of Business Management Consultants (BMC Associates).

  • EXECUTIVE COACHING
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • TEAM-BUILDING
  • STRESS MANAGEMENT