What types of psychotherapy does Dr. Haxter provide?
Dr. Haxter generally employs a therapeutic style that blends cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) and psychodynamic theory. His approach is then adapted according to the specific the needs of the individual client. Additionally, the client's circumstances will dictate whether an individual therapy or family therapy approach is most appropriate.
What is the difference between individual therapy and family therapy?
In individual therapy, there is one clearly identified client. However, family members (often) routinely participate in treatment.
In family therapy, the goal is to improve the health and psychological well-being of the family unit. Sessions are conducted with various combinations of family members.
What types of clients does Dr. Haxter treat?
Dr. Haxter enjoys therapeutic work with elementary-aged children, adolescents and young adults experiencing a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and conduct problems. Dr. Haxter has experience providing direct social skills instruction to individuals with autism spectrum disorders who are struggling with social integration and peer acceptance. He has also worked extensively with:
children and adolescents experiencing parental separation or divorce
gay and transgender youth struggling with adjustment issues
boys and young men who are reluctant to engage in treatment