My Approach to Helping
I provide individual therapy sessions for adults, children, & adolescents, family sessions, and work with parents on building attunement, parenting skills, and on school-based issues.
I have a special interest in working with adults on: complex & acute trauma, anxiety, emotion regulation, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, & disability-related topics.
I hold a trauma-informed, somatically-oriented lens and believe that healing is found through exploring your mental, physical, emotional, and social strengths and needs, examining the impact of past events, exploring your somatic experience, and by tuning into your own wisdom. I tend to draw from DBT, somatic, Narrative, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy modes, as well as trauma-informed neuropsychological research. I encourage you to be an active participant in identifying goals and letting me know how best to help you.
YOUTH AND FAMILIES:
I have extensive experience working with families and in schools and welcome children of all ages, parents, teens, families, and educators. In addition the therapy modes listed above, with children (and adults too!) I utilize play, art, sand tray, and music therapy, and social-emotional learning tools. I provide individual parent and family sessions focused on building more positive parent-child interactions, and on increasing desired behaviors & decreasing undesired ones. I enjoy supporting parents, teachers, and children around building a positive school experience. Some issues I focus on include (but are not limited to): anger, traumatic events, general anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, making friends, dealing with bullying, frequent arguing in the home, withdrawnness, self-esteem, fear, sexual abuse, and more.
Most importantly, I'm here to build a supportive and productive therapeutic relationship with you. You can contact me at the email or phone number listed for a free 15 minute consultation to discuss what brings you to therapy, and to determine if I may be a good fit for your needs.