Do you need to take a break? Are you tired of feeling stressed, worried, or depressed? Do you find it difficult to communicate with the ones you love? Are disagreements causing problems in your relationships at home and at work? When adolescents and families are struggling it is not uncommon to see aggression, anxiety, sadness, or school failure. While unpleasant, these symptoms are valuable forms of communication that indicate a need for increased support. Choosing to engage in therapy is a strong indicator of one’s desire to heal and change.
I specialize in work with teenagers, pre-teens, adults and families. With over 20 years of experience, I know how to use the strengths of each, child and parent, to promote better understanding of themselves and each other. I utilize individual psychotherapy for older youth and teens and collaborative work with parents. Although each child and family is unique my general treatment goals
for adolescents are for them to regain and strengthen their development and maturational progress (emotional, social, academic, behavioral) and for their relationship with their parents and primary support system to strengthen and improve. I utilize a cognitive behavior framework in a family system model. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an innovative treatment for both big and small traumas as well as negative beliefs.
I am also excited to offer Walk & Talk Therapy. Walk & Talk counseling integrates the physical and emotional parts of ourselves which creates health. This form of counseling also provides an alternative for individuals who may not feel completely comfortable in an in-office setting. Walk & Talk therapy can help a client get “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues. It spurs creative, deeper ways of thinking often released by mood-improving physical activity. Walking in parallel with visual distractions may also allow for easier engagement when confronting something difficult.