My Approach to Helping
I work with families whose relationships are strained by mood and behavioral problems in their children. My practice provides up-to-date information on effective parenting practices to address issues of depression, anxiety, and defiant behavior, as well as mental health issues in adults that influence parenting styles and couples' relationships.
I am a licensed family therapist and child mental health specialist, and my mission is to strengthen family systems through providing accurate information about child development, mindful parenting skills, and building loving emotional connections.
If you are wondering how to best support your family's needs, or feel strained in your relationship with your partner, please visit my website to set up a free 20-minute conversation with me.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It's normal to feel anxious about talking with someone you don't know about aspects of your life that aren't going well. Reservations that I often here are, "I'm not sure what to say or what this process is going to look like," so let me answer those concerns here. I don't expect you to divulge the most sensitive of information about your life before you're ready and we'll work with what you do feel comfortable sharing. I ask questions to get to know you better so that I have a better understanding of how I can help, and you always retain the right not to answer until you're ready. It's my job the show you that my office is a safe and private place to talk. The process of what therapy will look like is different for everyone, but I individually tailor a treatment plan with your goals and steps for moving toward them. This often involves identifying a specific plan for action and putting it to use during the week. State and federal laws also form strict guidelines to protect your privacy and ensure a confidential relationship. If you'd like to talk more about what to expect from therapy, please visit my website to look at some frequently asked questions from clients and set up a free 20-minute conversation with me.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I frequently talk with people who have been frustrated by past therapy experiences, the most common of complaints being "It just didn't feel like it was going anywhere." For some, talking with their therapist about this helps get the focus of treatment back on track. For others, it may be time to move on. I work to avoid this issue by assuring everyone that their input is very useful to me, whether it be about the direction the therapy is going or some aspect of our working relationship together. I am invested in what is going to work for you and not about my beliefs about what should work. I help clients identify clear and specific goals and then use methods for measuring progress to ensure that you know the direction we are going and how close you are to reaching your goals. Not every therapist is going to be the right fit, but don't let a past negative experience prevent you from finding the support you need.