Dr. Furman has been a practicing psychologist since 2002, treating couples and adults in the Los Angeles area. 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.
Life is a series of choices. Good judgment often stems from our awareness of ourselves and others. Being human is complicated. Dr. Furman is of the opinion that life is more meaningful when examined. As Socrates said in his famous quote, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
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 others to improve their lives and live their dreams.