Dr. Stern’s counseling process is structured and time-limited. He develops highly supportive, compassionate, and collaborative relationships with clients and he makes sure to tailor treatment to the individual’s  specific difficulties and preferences. He focuses on helping the client feel better as quickly as possible by helping them solve current problems and learn techniques to change their unhelpful thinking, behavior, and emotional responses to current life situations. Most clients do not need to talk about childhood issues in order to overcome their difficulties. Some may, however, if they have been struggling with certain issues for a long time.