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.