Individual psychotherapy can be defined as an intentional interpersonal relationship wherein a trained therapist employs theory and techniques to aid a client or patient in problems of living. Each trained therapist adhere's to a chosen theoretical orientation, providing them with theory and a framework to conceptualize and treatment plan. In our practice, we provide this service to children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Grafman's approach to case conceptualization, evaluation, and treatment planning is primarily integrative, drawing on aspects of Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Psychotherapy frameworks, as well as Cognitive-Behavioral theory and techniques. She finds working from an integrative perspective is both holistic and inclusive. As such, the nature of the client's problems and needs is dependant upon physical and cognitive status, psychological functioning, as well as diversity in race and ethnicity. That is, the implementation of intervention and treatment strategies are tailored to each individual's unique differences and circumstances.