Dr. Louis Hoffman, Licensed Psychologist
I have been a therapist and psychologist for over 15-years. The process of helping people work through their challenges and find meaning in life is something I am deeply value. My approach to therapy is rooted in a relational, collaborative approach. A significant amount of recent research supports that the relationship between the therapist and client is key to successful therapy. I seek to establish an empathetic, trusting relationship, which provides the context for a deeper understanding of oneself and the difficulties being faced. There is no magic recipe that works for all people. In each new therapy relationship, I work to adapt therapy to their particular needs and desired outcomes.
I utilize an integrative approach to therapy that draws from a foundation of existential-humanistic therapy. The integrative aspects of my approach allows me to work collaboratively with the people who come to see me to adapt therapy for their particular needs and desired outcome. The existential-humanistic foundations keeps me rooted in an approach that values a good therapeutic relationship, genuineness, empathy, and a commitment to a deeper understanding of each person’s experience.
My graduate education prepared me for the general practice of clinical psychology, including individual, couples, and group therapy as well as psychological assessment. Beyond my doctorate degree, I have completed additional training in existential-humanistic therapy, psychodynamic therapy, working with trauma, multicultural psychology, working with religious and spiritual issues in therapy, and Telemental Health (i.e., providing therapy through video calls). Additionally, I am credentialed through the National Register as a Health Service Psychologist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
In addition to being a therapist, I am also a professor and author. I have been involved with training and supervising students and early career professionals throughout my career. I continue teaching through Saybrook University and regularly offer training workshops across the United States and China. As an author, I have written and edited over 10 books as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. Recently, I was recognized as a fellow of the American Psychological Association and five of its divisions in recognition of my contributions to the field of psychology.