Do you have problems with your mood? Would you like to improve your interpersonal relationships? Do you want to manage conflict or unresolved grief?
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited, focused, evidence-based approach to treat mood disorders. The main goal of IPT is to improve the quality of your interpersonal relationships and social functioning to help reduce your distress. IPT provides strategies to resolve problems within four key areas. First, it addresses interpersonal deficits, including social isolation or involvement in unfulfilling relationships. Second, it can help you manage unresolved grief—if the onset of distress is linked to the death of a loved one, either recent or past. Third, IPT can help with difficult life transitions like retirement, divorce, or moving to another city. Fourth, IPT is recommended for dealing with interpersonal disputes that emerge from conflicting expectations between partners, family members, close friends, or coworkers.
I work with the you to implement treatment strategies specific to any identified problem areas. As treatment progresses, a targeted problem area might change. Correspondingly, so might my recommended strategies. IPT is time-limited, semi-structured, and focused on interpersonal dynamics. I integrate this type of therapy based on your needs and if it is helpful to work on interpersonal relationships in this modality of treatment.