My Approach to Helping
I have an eclectic style and utilize multiple theoretical styles including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, attachment, trauma, and psychodynamic theories. I believe creativity and flexibility are important parts of the therapeutic practice.
My goal is to build a therapeutic alliance with your child so that they feel comfortable confiding in me. When working work with your child, also make sure to spend time with you as well to keep you engaged and informed in the therapy process.
Much of my experience prior to private practice has been working in special education with adolescents diagnosed with learning differences and or on the autism spectrum both individually and in groups. My passion is working with teenagers and young adults, helping them discover themselves and navigate the challenges of becoming an individual.
More Info About My Practice
We offer individual, group and family therapy sessions and have experience working with a wide variety of concerns including:
Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management
School Difficulties, School Avoidance, ADHDADD, Learning Differences, and Executive Function Disorders
Teen issues such as SocialFriendship problems, Bullying, and Transition to College
Parenting, Relationship, and Family Challenges
Grief and Loss or Life TransitionsChanges
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I have worked with several clients who had a negative first experience with therapy. It's wonderful that you are giving it another try. I know that can be anxiety-inducing. In therapy, I recognize that it's not about me and the focus is on you and your needs. If something isn't working, tell me. If you feel you need more support in one area or another, I'm open to feedback. Therapy is a collaborative process and if you're not getting something out of it, keep moving on until you find someone who is a good fit for you. I can say, just like an "OK first date," it's good to give a therapist a "second chance" before you decide which way to go!