Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT)*

Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT)*

* This therapy has been developed by Dr. Marty Tashman and is based on what has worked for him in his practice of over 34 years and the most current research findings in the field of psychotherapy.

These people are examples of people who have been helped by “FSST”

Marilyn is 48 years old she is a mother of two. She is anxious; she can’t stop worrying about “everything”. She can’t focus and thoughts keep swirling around in her head. Life is getting harder and harder for her; sometimes she can’t leave the house or even drive.

What we do together is help Marilyn first to feel safe. Then she learns things she can do to calm herself down. I may teach her emotional freedom techniques (highly effective techniques taken from a new field called “Energy Psychology”.) or relaxation techniques with self hypnosis. Then we will develop a plan together where she can begin to conquer her fears. I will not push her to hard, but we will discover what is holding her back and what we can do resolve those issues.

Richard is 34 he is unhappy with work. He can’t seem to get motivated He doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life life. He feels disconnected from people and very overwhelmed.

First I will help him to focus on what is really important to him, then I will encourage him to look for small things he can do in general that he likes. The idea is to get into a positive state and then move from there. I might have him email me during the week to let me know what he has done and then support his efforts between sessions. It is helpful to maintain on-going connection between sessions.

FSTT will teach help figure out specific answers to what they can do next. I won’t tell Marilyn or Richard what to do but give them the tools to figure out the answers. Together we will build on strengths and insights.

FSTT will combine dealing with feelings and developing practical solutions.

Dr. Marty About Dr. Marty

I am trained in eight different types of therapy. I believe that the therapist should be flexible and have the treatment fit the client. As a result, I have studied a wide variety of approaches. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


  1. […] Marty has developed his own approach: Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT) .  He also uses  Emotional Freedom Techniques […]

  2. […] Marty has developed his own approach: Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT) .   He also uses  Emotional Freedom Techniques  (EFT) and […]

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