Therapy is designed to give people the tools needed to feel better, to make healthy decisions, to improve connections with others, and to replace sadness, anxiety, and anger with happiness, understanding, and hopefulness for the future. In our work together, I hope to encourage an open, uninhibited dialogue and foster a safe space of mutual respect and understanding.
Together, we will work to understand how your past and present affect the way you view yourself and others, the choices you make, and patterns of relating. We will discuss and explore new options to make changes in your life. Through the process, we will search for a more integrative understanding of your needs and experiences.
Areas of specialty include:
In addition to working with adults to find healthy ways to manage their feelings and behaviors, I also work with adolescents and children with a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties that affect them in family and social relationships, both at home and in school.
My Adolescent specialties include Grief and loss, Trauma Recovery, Divorce and Separation, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem and Identity Issues. Using art and play therapy as well as cognitive behavioral interventions, I work collaboratively with the adolescent/child to address his or her needs.
When one member of a family is struggling, the whole family struggles. I believe you, as a parent, are the expert in your family.
However, during the hard times, it can be difficult to access your strengths.
In parenting support, I provide a sounding board and offer insight and experience to help identify approaches and interventions for your family. I work with parents to come up with realistic and manageable solutions to problems at home, in school and in the community, and I provide on-going support to make these changes.
I am a certified clinical supervisor providing clinical supervision to students and those working towards licensure. Contact me to discuss your supervisory needs.