I work with pre-teens, adolescents, young-adults, and adults around a variety of challenges. Some common issues one might explore in therapy include depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, self-care/ nutrition habits, limit-setting, coping with divorce, social skills development, grief, substance abuse, eating disorders, stress-management, utilizing coping skills, assertiveness/ communication training, life transitions, identity building, creating and sustaining healthy relationships, and self-harm/ suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Each individual's story is different and I value the uniqueness of each client.
In therapy, families can work together in a safe and mediated atmosphere to explore conflict, develop and practice effective communication, identify unhelpful patterns of engagement, and learn more successful styles of interacting with one another. Finding a way to communicate our needs effectively and demonstrate that we hear and understand the needs of others is a crucial part of shaping a positive home environment.
Partners in a committed relationship, those preparing for marriage, or couples who have been married for years often benefit from examining patterns of communication and interaction that contribute to their levels of satisfaction. In therapy, couples can explore spoken and unspoken relationship expectations and learn how to improve relationship fulfillment. Whether a couple is faced with a challenging decision, stressful life circumstances, or finding themselves constantly struggling to navigate through conflict, therapeutic intervention can be a way to cope and grow together while building the skills to maintain and nourish a loving, long-lasting bond.
Therapeutic Support for Parents
Parents may seek support in conjunction with or separate from their child's or adolescent's therapeutic treatment. In some cases, a parent may desire a supportive environment in which they can sharpen their skills to help their children thrive, as well as learn to cope with the great challenges of being a parent. I also value collaboration with parents of children with which I am working as a means of helping parents to model new skills for their children and support a child's therapeutic goals in the home environment. The role of a parent is immensely powerful and I believe that helping parents grow can, in turn, help their children to grow.