Dr. Seth Grossman
I’m Dr. Seth Grossman, and I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. As you look around my site, you may notice that I am different from many other psychologists. While many focus on correcting your latest symptom via manualized therapy, I am fully committed to finding the very best individualized approach for you that gets at the root difficulty of your concerns. This is because you are not a symptom or a disorder… you are a person who deserves to live your best life possible.
I consider this holistic, individualized approach to be the cornerstone of everything I do. Modern treatment approaches are largely focused on what works for the most people. This is only one measure, and it’s important, but the personal connection and comprehensive individual understanding I emphasize is the factor that leads to lasting changes beyond immediate symptom reduction.
While the change you are seeking is ultimately for the better, you’re likely hesitant to undertake the journey. It’s understandable; change can be threatening, and you might be really uncomfortable with the idea that the habits and rationalizations you’ve used throughout your life to get by (your “defense mechanisms” that you both love and hate) may need anything from a small tweak to a full reworking.
But these are our human roadblocks. The effects of these can be subtle, like, “I really could be doing better,” or they can be devastating, keeping you in a rut or repeatedly confronting the same problems, year after year in just slightly different forms.
My commitment to you is to help you effectively and empathically target and relieve your personal roadblocks – big or small, obvious or subtle.
My life experience with my own roadblocks guides my sensitivity and helps create the vital conditions for you to discover how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. That may sound strange, but it’s how the very best therapeutic work happens. Your individual ways (your personality) sets the framework for how it is you struggle, and guides us in our work to find your ideal personal pathway to the resonant life you want and deserve. It’s never the same for two different people, and your action plan should be your own.
I often work with adults in individual and group therapy, but my therapeutic work is largely focused on my premiere offering, collaborative assessment, a state-of-the-art, short-term intervention. Imagine being able to articulate the most important questions you may have about yourself that you cannot seem to answer, and through this short-term process, answer them in a way that obliterates the blocks that have had you going around in circles for years!
Collaborative, or “therapeutic” assessment, is a very powerful, intervention which blends the depth of inquiry possible only through psychological testing with interventions derived directly from the tests.
This powerful method has been known to be life-changing in a short number of sessions. While many people come referred through other therapists when therapy has reached a plateau or impasse (the method is very good at removing unseen obstacles that way), you may very well benefit from this as a brief but deep game changer.
Please visit my collaborative assessment page for more detail.
My hope is that whether or not you have been searching long and hard, or tried other therapists or other means to meet your needs, you will find your most effective pathway to your best life possible. I am here to help you achieve that.