Background and Approach

 

Dr. Howard Benditsky is a psycho-dynamically trained, licensed clinical psychologist who provides problem focused, outcome oriented psychotherapy services. Dr. Benditsky has been in practice since 1978 and is licensed in both Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He has seasoned experience treating clients struggling with emotional, interpersonal and addiction related issues across familial, educational and organizational settings. Six years of this experience was spent as the unit chief of a locked, acute, psychiatric inpatient unit providing him experience with the most severe and acute psychopathology.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Benditsky's years of experience in executive management positions in a large, mental health system has provided him with firsthand experience addressing and resolving problems which arise in a complex organization. This experience has honed his ability to assist clients dealing with the interpersonal difficulties encountered in organizational settings. Whether assisting staff to develop required competencies, building and integrating teams, or resolving conflict his efficacy has been greatly enhanced by his clinical skill set.  Companies familiar with the use of executive coaches might consider accessing his services in those instances where his organizational experience and clinical training could prove more effective then those of coaches lacking comparable clinical experience and training.

 Dr. Benditsky considers his clients' active participation to be central to the process of overcoming their barriers to more optimal functioning. Accordingly, he works closely with them to identify what they consider to be their challenges. He then assists clients to view and understand their issues from a variety of perspectives, thereby increasing their options for resolution. He works actively with his clients, keeping them involved throughout the process, particularly in the design and execution of interventions aimed at removing barriers and maximizing potential.

 

GOALS

  • Address issues clearly and effectively in a safe and supportive setting;
  • Where appropriate. utilize formal assessment tools to identify strength and explore difficulties;
  • Provide tools and approaches to increase client effectiveness;
  • Assist clients to set and reach realistic and attainable goals;
  • Enable clients to maximize their potential in pursuit of excellence.