Services

Individual Therapy: 
In individual therapy, it is important to create a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust and acceptance.  Drawing upon years of experience and a broad knowledge of treatment approaches, I will seek to gain understanding of my client’s unique situation, provide support and find solutions specifically modified to each individual client.

Individual therapy may be helpful to you if you are:
•  depressed or unhappy and not sure why
•  preoccupied with anxiety and worry that is keeping you from enjoying life
•  unfulfilled at work or in your career  
•  feeling unproductive and less energetic in your daily life
•  coping with grief from a death or a loss in a marriage, relationship, or job

Couples Therapy:

In couples therapy, each person needs to feel heard and understood.  Together, we will delve into the issues at hand and discern core issues in the relationships, such as underlying mistrust or anger or family wounds, etc.  We will also seek to improve communication skills, enhance conflict resolution skills, and re-gain the friendship and intimacy in the relationship. 

Couples therapy may be needed if you are:
•  feeling unsatisfied in your relationship
•  struggling with trust 
•  harboring resentments and anger
•  fighting frequently with your significant other
•  feeling disconnected and distant from one another

Counseling can also be helpful to couples who are not in crisis but did not grow up with role models for happy and healthy relationships.

Children, Adolescent and Family Therapy:
In working with families, it is essential to build trust with every family member and to understand each perspective.  Having counseled children and adolescents in various settings at schools and the office, I understand how important it is to build relationship and trust with them.  Often behavior problems mask other emotional issues that are difficult to express.  Utilizing play and art therapy, I will seek to create a safe place to explore the present issues and to teach more effective life skills.  Including the family in the therapy will support the youth and provide reinforcement of the skills and lessons learned in therapy.  Families can often benefit from working in therapy together to improve communication, strengthen parenting skills, and build more open, stronger relationships.

Some signs that a child may be in need of professional help include:
•  isolation or withdrawal
•  decline in grades
•  feelings of hopelessness and despair
•  increasing conflicts at home or school
•  anxiety and social difficulties
•  change in eating or sleeping habits