CLINICAL SERVICES

 

I provide services for adolescent and adult clients in any stage of the life cycle and have met with people over a broad range of presenting issues.  Some of the reasons that clients have sought therapy with me include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders

  • Adjustment to change in life stage

  • Infidelity

  • Improving marital satisfaction and reducing marital conflict

  • Grief/Loss

  • Chronic Illness

  • Infertility or loss

  • Transitioning into high school/college/work forces

  • Work/Life balance

  • Spirituality

  • Prenatal/Postnatal anxiety and depression

  • Adjustment to various life stages

  • Parenting skills and behavior management

  • Body image/Self esteem

  • Trauma and abuse


I use an eclectic combination of several therapeutic orientations, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Relational Therapy.

 
Individual Therapy

 

I believe that individual therapy can be beneficial for many reasons.  Whether you want to work on a specific goal or are looking for a place to process through hurts and challenges, I believe that therapy is a force for change.  The therapeutic relationship can be powerful and can help provide a safe place to discover strengths and work through problems.  If a personal problem or life transition is causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, building insight and uncovering unhealthy patterns can lead to growth and healing.

Couples Therapy


I work with couples for a variety of reasons.  Some couples come in because they are in the middle of a crisis, such as infidelity.  Others come in because they want to fine tune their communication and resolve conflict in order to avoid major problems down the road.  Whichever situation you find yourself in, I believe that couples’ therapy can be very rewarding.  There can be great satisfaction in learning skills to reduce conflict, increasing effective communication, and healing relational wounds. The result can be the ability for greater emotional connection.

Adolescent Therapy

 

Adolescence can bring its own set of challenges.  From school pressures to relational problems, adolescence can be a challenging stage to walk through.  Therapy can be a good place to work through these challenges, gain insight into behavior, and learn healthy coping skills.  It also provides the space for a healthy relationship with an adult figure who is not in the parenting role.  Some adolescents really appreciate having a confidential place to talk through making decisions about college and career and transitioning through the end of high school.