Our Approach

"Nothing we can do can change the past; but everything we do changes the future" Ashleigh Brilliant

Our Story

Erik J. Rostamian

Erik J. Rostamian, LCSW Therapist

My Approach

My counseling approach is designed to help individuals live more consciously and creatively in today’s challenging times.  I place an emphasis on strengths and solutions rather than problems and pathology.  My greatest passion is helping people uncover their own innate knowledge and insights in promoting their power to heal themselves and live more meaningful lives.

My practice is inclusive of an integrative approach utilizing a variety of  techniques from cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solutions focused therapy and motivational interviewing.  However, I firmly believe that it is the therapeutic relationship between the individual and their therapist which is the most vital consideration leading to positive change.

I place a premium on forging strong relationships with the individuals, couples and families that I work with above any specific therapeutic modality or technique.

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How can therapy help me?

There are a number of reasons why you may seek support in therapy, including a desire to better manage a life transition or change, or address concerns related to depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress. Many of our clients simply seek therapy for personal growth reasons. Regardless of why you engage us, our goal in individual therapy is the same: to help you start feeling better. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.

Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems.

 Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

Become EMPOWERED to make a positive CHANGE in your life today!

Individuals seeking therapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.      Contact Dynamic Change Counseling today for a free consultation!