I have experience and welcome the opportunity to work with individuals in the following age ranges:
- Adolescents/Teenagers (13-17 years)
- Young Adults (18-24 years)
- Adults (25+ years)
clinical focus areas
I typically work with clients in the following areas:
- Adolescent Issues
- Anger and Aggression
- Attachment Disorders and Interpersonal Relationship Issues
- College Adjustment Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
- Life Transitions
- Mood Disorders
- Physical and Emotional Abuse/Neglect
- Self Esteem
- Suicidal Ideation and/or Self-Harming Behaviors
- Sexual Abuse
- Trauma, PTSD, and Dissociation
Drawing on my training and clinical experience, I work with clients using various theoretical orientations including: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, attachment theory, and dialectical behavior therapy.
I view each of my clients as having intrinsic value and worth and seek to respectfully interact with my clients accordingly. Because I firmly believe that healing takes place in the context of healthy and safe relationships, I work to foster this kind of therapeutic environment. Many have commented on my gentle and calming presence and commitment to listening, engaging with clients, and prompting growth and change.
In general, I meet individually with clients. However, throughout the counseling process, there may be particular occasions where a mutual and planful decision is made to invite a spouse, parent(s), sibling, or significant other to join a session(s). Such opportunities can provide additional information and insight as well as allow a client to address concerns and/or strengthen bonds with another with whom he or she is in relationship. I also strongly encourage clients to continually draw on and foster healthy relationships outside of the counseling relationship for support throughout the change process.
Additionally, I am genuinely concerned about the overall wellbeing of my clients. If clinically indicated, and with written consent, I seek to collaborate with my clients' current providers (e.g. primary care physician, psychiatrist, nutritionist) to promote optimum care. I also work hard to establish and maintain positive relationships with various mental health and related providers in the community so that I can provide credible referrals to clients as needed.