My Approach to Helping
My work is designed to bridge the gap between your current experience and your desired experience. I combine traditional talk therapy, expressive art therapies, and experiential therapies in my work. You can begin to feel and live differently, starting with your first session.
I focus directly on what you want, and together we can create significant change. I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and families faced with the emotional upheaval of separation/divorce. I have expertise in parenting/co-parenting, blended families, behavioral issues, anger, anxiety, depression, and withdrawal. I encourage healing and recovery within an integrative style of systemic therapy.
My work includes play therapy, the sand tray, and expressive arts therapy, and I frequently integrate these themes when working with young children. Work with the very young means working closely with their families, and I strive to help educate and support parents and caretakers alongside their young children.
Licensed in Pennsylvania, I've presented as keynote speaker for the Lower Merion School District's parenting series, "Parenting on the Mainline" and to general audiences about effective couples communication. I've also been published as a relational expert in Main Line Today Magazine and written articles for the Chester County Moms blog.
I work with families of all kinds, regardless of structure.
More Info About My Practice
I received my Post-Graduate Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, Pa.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence