My Approach to Helping
My approach is to listen, observe and meet you where you are. Your stories, needs, darkest hours and brightest moments take center stage when you are in my office. I focus on helping you feel heard, supported, and understood in pursuit of your goals. I strongly believe that, with the right support, you can have the life that feels healthy, meaningful, and whole.
Choosing to be in therapy is a big step. Finding the right therapist is an important part of the process. I provide counseling and psychotherapy that is collaborative and results-oriented. Informed by your personal style and level of motivation, I use psychodynamic and behavioral therapies to help you set and achieve realistic goals. I am guided by the belief that the quality of my therapeutic relationship with you is a core and primary component to your treatment. As such, I offer a free initial consultation by phone to help you and I get an initial sense for our capacity to work as a team.
More Info About My Practice
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION to help you determine if my therapeutic approach will meet your needs.
Sessions are available by Skype or Phone for established clients.
Connecticut Department of Public Health - Licensed Professional Counselor
Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies - approved Facilitator
National Board for Certified Counselors - National Certified Counselor
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Are you worried about the effects of divorce on your children? As a Facilitator for the CT state-mandated Parent Education Class (PEP), I am experienced in teaching strategies that can reduce the harmful effects of family disruption, such as divorce or separation, on children. I help parents, either together or individually, create the most developmentally appropriate way to introduce the change in family structure to their children.
Kids are often caught in the middle of the divorce conflict; research indicates that consistent parental conflict harms children physically and emotionally throughout their adult lives. As a Co-Parenting Counselor, I can help you find a new way forward so that your kids can have a different outcome. Divorce breeds fear in parents (with regard to many issues) and when people experience fear they become anxious and react quickly. I will help you step back, assess and formulate the action that best meets the needs of your children.
Providing impartial third party conflict resolution, I coach parents who are in the process of divorce or who are recently divorced how to de-escalate conflict, reduce anxiety, and make the optimal parenting choices for their children.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Imagine what it would be like to wake up and find everything better.
Psychotherapy is a talking-based therapy that I use to help clients understand their feelings. Through this collaborative process, we work as a team to identify what makes you feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip you to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way. Psychotherapy is especially effective in treating depression, anxiety, and symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Together we will identify and address the issues that stand in the way of reaching your goals, whether you are facing challenges in your career, relationships, or in your emotional well-being. Psychotherapy is a challenging, rewarding and profound process of self-discovery and change.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
AFTER DIVORCE - BUILDING A NEW LIFE
Getting over and moving beyond a divorce is a perfect time to recreate your life. Do you feel overwhelmed? Lost? Isolated? It is natural to experience these emotions during and after a critical life-changing event. My understanding and support during this time will allow you to have the necessary structure and comfort level in order to create the life you desire. We will focus on working through the unfinished business of the relationship you have left behind and identifying any patterns or unconscious behaviors that may get in your way moving forward. There is life after divorce - and it can be wonderful. Let's get you started on that journey.