My Approach to Helping
It is possible to feel better, to see change, and to regain confidence, control and balance in your family and your life. As a therapist working with adults, teens, children and families, I am relaxed, practical, and hands-on. My approach is direct and effective, focused on increasing the "toolbox" of skills you, your family, or your child can use in difficult situations. Working together, we will set goals based on your immediate concerns, problem-solve solutions, try out new ways to think about and handle your problems, and we will make changes that are lasting.
I'm trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is a skill-building approach focusing on the here-and-now problems you want to solve. I can help you through issues including anxiety, depression, challenging behaviors, self-esteem, life transitions, school refusal, trauma, gender and sexual identity, eating disorders, addiction and more.
I emphasize a collaborative, non-judgmental therapy relationship focused on making improvements to both your mood and your challenging situations. Our path together will be driven by your unique personality, needs, and goals.