A medically trained and board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Jane Algus, MD utilizes a compassionate, individualized, and integrative approach to patient care, coupled with a variety of therapies, including:
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis This therapy has proven effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments. Dr. Algus will focus on the psychological root of emotional suffering and help the client develop an understanding of how the past influences current behavior.
Psychopharmacology Although not everyone seeking therapy requires medication, Dr. Algus may recommend an individualized medication treatment plan to supplement a client’s therapeutic care. When treating depression and anxiety disorders, for example, medication, combined with psychotherapy, is often quite successful.
Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy When a client requires assistance in alleviating work-related stress, including the loss of job or a career change, Dr. Algus may employ short-term psychodynamic therapy and supportive coaching, seeking to connect the dynamic relationship between conscious and unconscious motivations, for positive career development and advancement.
Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Using a psychotherapeutic approach to address dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic process, Dr. Algus blends behavioral and cognitive therapies to treat a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, personality and eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Dr. Jane Algus specializes in helping clients deal with the following life stress issues:
Job Dissatisfaction/Workplace Ambition Dr. Algus works with her clients to capitalize on their present skill sets in order to find new and exciting areas in which to expand and utilize their capabilities. She also offers engaging psychological strategies to alleviate work-related stress and overcome obstacles, paving the way for more effective communication, negotiation and workplace relationship management.
Medical Illness Mental health issues can often manifest as a result of acute or chronic medical illness. Dr. Algus has extensive knowledge in this area and regularly collaborates with physicians and other therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients through coordinated care.
Life/Lifestyle Transitions For a young adult, transitioning from home life to campus life, or from college/graduate school to a new career and newfound independence, can be overwhelming. Dr. Algus can help ease the stress of these transitions by helping young adults cope with impulse control (related to alcohol, drugs or sex), roommate conflicts, academic pressures, and the overall adjustment to newfound independence.
Other Life Stressors Dr. Jane Algus also helps clients with dating and relationship issues, mental health after trauma such as car accidents, physical or sexual assaults or childhood traumas, as well as bereavement and loss.
Dr. Jane Algus also specializes in the following diagnostic issues:
In addition to using her own expertise and knowledge, Dr. Algus regularly collaborates with physicians and other therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients through coordinated care.
If you are believe that you may be in need of therapy, but you aren’t sure where to begin, contact Dr. Jane Algus to schedule an initial consultation.