Psychotherapy

My practice involves a multi-theoretical framework, that aims to integrate cognitive, behavioral, psychobiological, psychodynamic, and psychospiritual approaches. In contrast to the more common, unimodal approaches, which may only address either the mind or the physical symptoms, and where all patients receive the same interventions, I actively integrate diverse systems of psychotherapy to match the needs of each person. I tend to base my formulation on the psychoanalytical formulation, which permits a deeper understanding and is appreciative of patient’s unconscious dynamics, characterological development, environmental influences, strengths, and unique adaptive strategies. In the therapeutic sessions, I encourage each person to explore their current and past ways of experiencing themselves (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) and relating to others. This form of exploration brings about a greater self-understanding and resolution to the past traumatic experiences and inner conflicts, and ultimately leads to healing unhealthy relational patterns and producing profound changes in one's life. 

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Dr. Khodik, Psy.D., B.C.B. is credentialed as a National Register Health Services Psychologist. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and his Board Certification in Biofeedback from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP). With over ten years of working in the field, Dr. Khodik has experience of working in a variety of clinical and counseling settings, with a broad range of patients and psychological issues. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, psycho-somatic disorders, addiction, and various stress-related issues. In addition to his interest in working with individuals, Dr. Khodik spent many years bringing positive change and organizational optimization at some of the most prominent global corporations, such as the McKinsey & Company, the World Bank, and the Credit Suisse Group. Dr. Khodik completed his APA accredited internships at the Keystone Center for addiction treatment, and the Joseph J. Peters Institute. His dissertation investigated the relationships between self-regulation and addiction, where he proposed an integration of psychophysiological and psychospiritual interventions to maximize treatment adherence and gains. Dr. Khodik completed his undergraduate education majoring in psychology at Rutgers University, and his Masters Degree in organizational development at Columbia University, T.C. Dr. Khodik completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the prestigious Karen Horney Clinic in New York City. In addition to his advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis (AIP), he is now pursuing his candidacy in Psychoanalysis. This training is deeply rooted in the tradition of Karen Horney along with other influential and contemporary psychoanalytic theorists. In addition to his interest in working with individuals, Dr. Khodik spent many years bringing positive change and organizational optimization at some of the most prominent global corporations, such as the McKinsey & Company, the World Bank, and the Credit Suisse Group. Dr. Khodik currently serves as the Co-Director of Psychological and Psychophysiological services at Avita Integrative Care, LLC, a boutique group practice dedicated to providing an integrative and comprehensive treatment for various disorders related to anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and poor stress resilience. With formal training in several theoretical orientations including long-term and brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, biofeedback, and evidence-based drug and alcohol counseling, Dr. Khodik is able to integrate and personalize treatment strategies to best fit his patient’s unique needs. Furthermore, Dr. Khodik integrates spirituality into his own personal life and professional work. Although this type of integration remains unusual among traditional psychotherapists, through his own spiritual journey and current practice, Dr. Khodik is uniquely positioned to help patients explore openly their relationships with the sacred, overcome their spiritual struggles, and guide them to reaching an integrated sense of self. The use of biofeedback and other psychophysiological interventions in this regard could help those individuals who find it difficult to regulate their attention and emotion in their own meditative and contemplative practices. Dr. Khodik speaks fluently both English and Russian, and in addition to having international and multicultural exposure, he is especially keen on being open-minded in providing a culturally-sensitive treatment. Dr. Khodik effectively provides a uniquely non-judgmental environment in which patients feel free to express themselves and explore their conflicts, while creating real and sustainable change.

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