My Approach to Helping
Accepting that life is not going they way you hoped it would is difficult. Exploring the reasons why takes courage. I provide a safe and warm environment in which to explore obstacles and challenges. I focus on short-term, solution-focused treatment and work with clients suffering from issues relating to depression, anxiety, stress and anger. I specialize in working with people who have not been successful with therapy in the past. Therapy provides a wonderful opportunity to identify and overcome obstacles to growth and success.
More Info About My Practice
My entire adult life has been spent helping people in a variety of ways from crisis counseling to divorce mediation. Prior to starting my private practice, I worked as an Assistant Director of a mental health clinic. I also have experience working as a lawyer and mediator. As a result, I am very aware of the stresses that professionals deal with on a daily basis and enjoy working in areas of career and interpersonal satisfaction. In addition, Having worked as a high school teacher and special education coordinator, I have experience in issues that adolescents and young adults struggle with including school problems, parent-child conflicts and relationship issues.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Online bullying and opioid abuse in school-age children and adolescents.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy helps people identify blocks and obstacles to happiness and success. People are able to learn new ways of thinking about their challenges and then come up with alternate ways of responding. Changing how a person's thinks about problems, developing new behaviors and gaining valuable insight are all important in making lasting change.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love the ability to make authentic and genuine connections with people and to help them achieve their goals and dreams. It is an honor to be able to share in a person's life and to be granted the privilege of helping them grow and develop into the person they want to be. There is nothing more satisfying than helping a person to help themselves.