I primarily work with individuals, ages 10 to 110, with a variety of concerns and issues, although I am most passionate about working with women and adolescents.  It is often helpful to include a family member or support person in your treatment, to provide additional feedback and encouragement. When I work with minors, I ask that parents respect the privacy of their child’s treatment.  I encourage parent involvement, but at the same time, recognize your child’s need for safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship.


When it comes to my counseling approach, I am relational and pro-active.  I believe in the therapeutic process, i.e., what happens when we find ourselves in a safe relationship and setting.  My aim is to create a “safe place” in which you may speak freely, and express yourself fully, becoming increasingly aware of your behavior and needs.  I do my best to meet you where you are, working at your pace, yet challenging you to move forward, because you can.  We will work as a team to identify your strengths and set goals for change.  Not only will we address the problem, we will discuss choices and options for doing things differently. You will grow in your sense of empowerment as you recognize your own capacity for change.


Common issues people bring to therapy include: Poor Self-Esteem, Identity Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings, Anger problems, Relational problems, Attention and Focus problems, Life Transition obstacles, Communication issues, Self-Harm behavior, Suicidal Thoughts, Unhealthy Patterns of behavior, Self-Destructive thoughts, Previous or Current Trauma and/or Abuse, Existential issues, Spiritual matters, Stress Management, Increasing Self-Awareness/Self-Discovery, Grief and Bereavement, Obsessive/Compulsive behaviors, General Conflict, Setting Boundaries, Assertiveness Training, Developing Coping Skills, and Managing Emotions.


I am an Integrative Therapist, which means I draw from various treatment modalities to choose techniques and interventions best suited to your individual needs.  There is no “one size fits all” treatment.  I frequently use techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, as well as various Expressive Therapy techniques.

For a more thorough explanation of services and policies, please review my Professional Disclosure Statement.

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