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.
After the assessment, I will offer you my recommendations on the treatment modality that can suit your clinical needs, and you will be able to choose the pace of treatment and the modality that matches you best.
Common reasons people usually enter counseling with me:
- Career Stress
- College Transition
- Childhood Trauma
- Conflict with Partner or Ex-Partner
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Living a "double life"
- Personal Growth
- PTSD (War, Torture, Natural Disasters, Mass shootings)
- Sexual Assault (recent or past)
- Work Conflict
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.
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
- Abuse (sexual, physical, neglect)
- Adjustment Difficulties
- Bereavement and Grief
- Body Image Issues
- Communication Issues
- Family Conflict
- Relationship Issues
- Social Skills
- Teen violence