Dr. Sharon Furman has been a practicing psychologist in Los Angeles since 2002 treating adults and couples. She practices both long-term and short-term therapy using varying approaches depending on the needs of the patient. She treats many issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, post-traumatic-stress disorder, career changes, etc.
In long-term therapy, Dr. Furman focuses on in-depth issues stemming from early childhood, which correlate with current behaviors and attitudes. She is of the opinion that our very early relationships inform how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. In both short-term and long-term therapy, she helps identify goals and how to achieve them, while also dealing with any current discomfort. Communication, awareness, and better coping skills often alleviate and improve symptoms.
In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Furman has been practicing forensic psychology since 2007. She conducts regular Worker’s Compensation evaluations and is an expert witness. She has a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.) license.
Life is a series of choices. Good judgement often stems from our awareness of ourselves and others.
Life and being human is complicated and Dr. Furman is of the opinion, better, when examined. As Socrates stated, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Freud shared the opinion that bringing the unconscious conscious is key to change and freedom. He also recognized that freedom brings responsibility.
Therapy isn’t always meant to make one comfortable and at ease, as it may stir old feelings or realizations about oneself. It is not magic and requires work from both the therapist and patient. Dr. Furman hopes to be an instrument for other’s to improve their lives and live their dreams.