With sensitivity and compassion, I co-create with clients the ability to become more resilient, more adaptive and more flexible in responding to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Nothing is more important to your therapeutic success than the alliance you form with your therapist (this is the hard science).
Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on techniques from the latest science and the field of mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology that produce genuine psychological change not merely symptom management.
Should you choose alternative types of treatment I also work closely with: nutritionist, herbalist, acupuncturist and eastern medicine based healers.
Years In Practice29
Marriage & Family Therapist
CertificationThe #1 rated therapist as reported by Health Grades from patient surveys.
What defines a truly gifted psychotherapist is the ability to attach with a patient so that there is a link that is palpable. Therapy is the "healthiest and safest" relationships you should have in your life. I invite patients who feel like they have had treatment failures or couples who believe they are in a hopeless situation to call. Lives can change, transformation is possible.
I am a psychotherapist who believes in experience, training and nurturance. These attributes are not easy to communicate in words since great therapy, like any other peak human experience is diminished by words.
I hold two Masters Degrees, one post graduate Fellowship and have managed more than 10 community mental health programs and/or hospital units. I was trained at the Rolfing Institute of San Francisco under Dub Leigh creator of of a combination of Rolfing and Buddhist Medicine.
I have accrued more than 12,000 group psychotherapy hours and over 300,000 individual psychotherapy hours. My patients include: attorneys, physicians, scientists, actors and individuals of all ages. I also provide "pro bonno" service to the indigent and those who are without insurance.
I have conducted workshops at Esalen Institute, taught at several prominent graduate schools and am regularly consulted by local non-profits and private corporations to provide psychotherapy for their employees and/or executives.
I believe that the work I co-create with clients is unique, time effective and produces measurable improvement in the quality of their lives.
This again promotes collaboration with a treatment team providing a unique continuum of care and maximum convenience. Additional ServicesTrauma, infidelity and bipolar disorder
I've been working with Howard for about a year, specifically on issues regarding my ADHD and relationship-management. He is well educated in psychotherapy and draws from extensive experience in the field, working to provide a variety of treatment approaches on issues/problems I have. I have full confidence in his abilities, and would recommend him to others.
It might sound odd to some that I've been working with Howard for over ten years. Most people go into therapy for shorter periods, addressing specific issues. However, bipolar disorder is never one specific issue. The difference between "I suffer from bipolar disorder" and, "I have bipolar disorder" not only changes your outlook, but how you live your life. Howard has given me the tools, like cognitive behavioral therapy, and a web of support ranging from my psychiatrist to my family which empowers me. Howards understanding of my specific needs, stressors or symptoms and, our "honesty pact" helps me thrive and grow in my intense career and everyday living. No one should have to suffer from this disorder. Reach out. Howard Wax has your back on this one!
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