My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck, overwhelmed or lost? If so, I can help! I specialize in treating anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, divorce, and children's behavioral issues/parenting concerns. I would be honored to partner with you or your child/teen to help address these or any of the other issues I treat. I provide honest, straight forward and practical interventions to assist you in achieving the life you want. I am a compassionate, client centered, and interactive therapist who will help you problem solve, build coping skills and unlock your full potential. I treat every client, couple or family as unique and customize my therapeutic approach to your specific needs to help you achieve the most optimal outcomes for you.
More Info About My Practice
I have over fifteen years of experience as a social worker and have worked with diverse populations in many different settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, schools and hospitals. I provide individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy and parent coaching to children, teens and adults. Please check out my website for more information. I also offer free phone consultations so we can ensure it is a good fit and you feel comfortable. For your convenience, evening, early morning and weekend appointments are available. I try to be very flexible and accomodate clients' schedules as much as possible.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with children with behavioral and emotional issues and my treatment with children includes a strong partnership and collaboration with parents and interaction with the child's school including attending IEP meetings if needed. I also have experience and training in adoptions and am well aware of the specific potential issues that can surface before, during and after this process. Additionally, I am skilled at treating people with symptoms related to PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, abuse, anxiety, depression, women's issues/post-partum depression, infertility, chronic illness/disability adjustment, and school/work adjustment issues.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I feel very honored to have the opportunity to work with individuals, couples and families, especially during what is oftentimes a very difficult time. I chose this profession because my passion is helping others and honestly there is no greater joy than seeing my clients find happiness and achieve their goals. I have immense admiration for people who pursue therapy as it can be scary, but also extremely rewarding. I truly believe that if you are feeling stuck, counseling with a skilled therapist can be one of the very best gifts you can give to yourself.