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.



Can you put in to simple language exactly what anxiety is?

People struggle for years with issues. They are embarrassed or they think that
there are no answers, or that there isn’t anyone or anything that can change
the way things are. I was surprised to find out that the average time that
someone struggles with a problem before going for help is 8 years

Let’s talk about these feelings.

Often times people talk about feeling anxious depressed, or obsessing. I want
to give you a “common sense” plain English definition of these feelings. Being
able to identify where we are emotionally is an important step towards dealing
with the discomfort that you are experiencing.

Have you ever felt:

your mind won’t stop
hard to sit still
just nervous
heart beating like it’s going to jump out of your chest (after the possibility of
physical problem has been eliminated)
no matter what you do you want to jump out of your skin

That’s what psychologists call anxiety.

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