Psychotherapy for Adults

During individual counseling sessions, I strive to offer a safe, caring and confidential space to explore feelings, beliefs and behaviors. I pay particular attention to your thoughts and feelings, discuss past experiences and/or problem solve current situations. You and I will identify what things you would like to change, improve your understanding of yourself and others, set personal goals and work toward bettering or accepting your life. If desired, family members or significant others can be invited to some sessions, but the focus is always about empowering and supporting you.

Below is a list of the most common reasons people usually enter counseling with me:

  • Anger/Frustration
  • Anxiety/Tension/Nerves
  • Career Stress
  • College Transition
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Conflict with Partner or Ex-Partner
  • Decision-Making
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Living a "double life"
  • Personal Growth
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Assault (recent or past)
  • Stress
  • Work Conflict 

Psychotherapy for Teens

Counseling sessions with teens are focused on improving coping strategies, communication skills and interpersonal relationships. We will also learn to regulate emotions and impulses. I have extensive experience working with young people to help them develop successful identities, reduce stress and find more successful ways to get their needs met.

While working with teens, I involve parents during assessment, when your teen expresses a danger to self and when your teen has made progress learning the targeted skills in order to practice the skills. Maintaining confidentiality is one of the key components to helping teenagers thrive in and out of therapy and will be respected throughout the course of the treatment. 

I offer a variety of therapeutic techniques and I select the approach that best fits each individual. These approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, art techniques, EMDR, mindfulness, and psychodynamic/insight-oriented  “talk” therapy and psycho-education. Specific areas of focused treatment include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Adoption
  • Abuse (sexual, physical, neglect, maltreatment, torture)
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • Body Image Issues
  • Bullying
  • Communication Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Skills 
  • Self-Esteem
  • Teen violence
  • Procrastination