My Approach to Helping
The most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. In order to create an environment that allows for true exploration, healing, and growth, the therapist must provide genuineness, authenticity, and vulnerability. As a helping professional, one must be willing to bring oneself into the relationship in a way that is still focused on the client's process (and not on the clinician's). My theories are rooted in attachment theory; at our core selves, we are driven toward connection with others. It is through these connections that we learn about the world. By creating an open and healthy connection with clients, I strive to provide a climate where positive change can occur.
More Info About My Practice
As a therapist committed to providing professional, competent, and affordable care, I will work hard to be flexible and accommodating. I offer free 10-minute phone consultations to all potential clients. I also offer in-home therapeutic services on a case-by-case basis, and a limited number of discounted sessions for families experiencing temporary financial hardship.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled at working with young children (0-10) and their parents/primary caregivers to heal from a variety of issues, including but not limited to childhood abuse or neglect, separation from parents, sensory issues, behavioral challenges, emotional disturbances, childhood fears and anxieties, divorce, major medical issues, and more. I am also skilled at assisting families to repair and improve relationships through family therapy, and assisting teens and adults with emotional regulation and relationship struggles.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can help individuals of all ages heal and grow by providing a supportive environment in which the individual is able to express and process thoughts and feelings and learn new ways of coping and addressing life's challenges. Play Therapy provides an environment for children to express their thoughts and feelings the way they naturally do - through play. Psychotherapy can help parents/caregivers by providing an outlet for their frustrations, support in their efforts, and helpful information about child development and the impact that various difficult events can have on a child. Finally, psychotherapy can strengthen the relationship between child and parent, which is the basis for how a child grows, learns, develops and thrives.