Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents & Families

My approach is collaborative, flexible, and engaging. Using a strengths-based approach, I work with clients to incorporate their values, strengths, and worldview in treatment. I have trained in cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic therapeutic approaches and I use a flexible and collaborative approach to personalize treatment to each client’s need.

Because family and community are integral, I consider each client’s support system, even when working with children and adolescents individually. I believe it is important to get everyone involved in the solution! More than anything else, I believe in the importance of relationships in our mental health, and I focus on developing a strong alliance as we work toward your goals.

Individual therapy sessions are generally 50 minutes long, once a week, although we may decide to do longer or more frequent sessions as necessary. Family therapy sessions are generally 80 minutes long so that everyone has a chance to participate.

Some of my areas of specialty include:

  • Treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders
  • Helping families understand and address behavior challenges at home and school
  • Helping children and families process, understand, and heal from trauma
  • Helping foster and adoptive families feel closer and more secure
  • Addressing significant family changes and transitions including marriage, separation, divorce, and creation of blended families
  • Negotiating adolescence– ensuring ongoing connection and developing intimacy for teens and their parents
  • Developing self-compassion and mindfulness for families with special needs
  • Reducing and releasing shame and guilt
  • Exploring and creating healthy peer and romantic relationships with adolescents

Please contact me for a no-cost consultation about individual, family, or group psychotherapy.