My Approach to Helping
We all experience challenges at some point in our life. For some people, this means having to cope with traumatic events or chronic stressors.
I believe a strong therapeutic relationship that is grounded in comfort and trust is essential for successful treatment. I offer a professional, judgment-free environment where you may explore your issues and past experiences. I will help you to overcome conditions such as depression and anxiety, improve dysfunctional relationships, develop a positive perspective, and regain control of your life.
My integrated therapeutic approach helps clients to reduce adverse symptoms and increase resilience, insight, awareness, and personal growth. When working with children, I utilize techniques from play therapy or other age-appropriate approaches to reach treatment goals. When treating teenagers, I keep in mind their drive for independence as well as their need for continued parental support. I believe positive family involvement is vital when providing mental health services to young people.
I am highly experienced in treating trauma-related issues. I also have advanced training in family therapy, play therapy, the psychology of lifespan development, sexual behavior problems in adolescence, and helping older clients find meaning and fulfillment in their life.