Providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults.
Treatment specialization includes:
· Play Therapy
· Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
· Mindfulness Approaches
· Attachment and Brain Based Parenting
· Grief and Loss
· Psychodynamic/ Insight Oriented Therapy
· Motivational Interviewing for Teens
· School/Academic Consultation
I often practice using a combination of expressive therapies (play therapy, art activities, journaling), cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness practice to foster emotional regulation, improved behavior and family functioning. I also provide a solution focused-supportive practice (Coaching) around specific issues such as ADHD, school stress, developing discipline strategies and coping with fears/phobias or trauma.
Teens are often struggling with issues of independence, identity and stress. For this group, I pay close attention to their need to be self-determined and heard. Teenagers often get a "bad rap" as being difficult and resistant. In my work with teens, I have found that often underneath this exterior, they simply need an opportunity to open up, feel respected and be encouraged. Motivational interviewing is a helpful therapeutic strategy.
When working with adults, I believe it is important to be partners in the process. I can tailor treatment to individual temperment and needs. Some people prefer a non-directive, insight oriented style, while others want treatment to be goal driven, present focused and directive. Often, we end up crafting an approach that is a bit of both.
I offer afterschool and evening hours, reducing the need for children to miss school and adults to miss work, to obtain treatment.
I can provide clinical supervision to LGSW level social workers who are interested in becoming clinical social workers.