Geoffrey Kantack, LMSW
Individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of special interest include anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, periods of adjustment/transition, history of trauma/abuse, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, academic/occupational underachievement, childhood behavioral problems (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder), and attachment problems in childhood. Psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral orientations.
I believe that individuals enter into psychotherapeutic treatment at various points of life and for a myriad of reasons. However, the primary motivating force for most people is the desire for growth, positive change, and the wish to live a more pleasurable life. I am here to help you achieve these important goals, and will utilize a compassionate and empathic approach in our work together. This will help to foster an environment in which you feel safe and supported in your process of personal change and exploration. As our work with one another progresses, we will collaborate in a process which will empower you to create a life with a greater degree of personal fulfillment and purpose.
I received my Master’s degree from Wayne State University, where I specialized in interpersonal practice with a concentration in psychodynamic psychotherapy. My post-graduate training includes the two-year Advanced Training in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ATAPP) program at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Further post-graduate training will focus on advanced psychotherapy training concerning the treatment of children and adolescents at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which focuses on symptom reduction and utilizes other solution-oriented techniques.