Working with Adolescents and Families
This generation of adolescents likely face more pressure and stress than previous generations. As a result, adolescents may feel overwhelmed, and are at risk for problems ranging from anxiety and depression, to school related problems, to self esteem issues to substance abuse. In my work with adolescents I help teens identify the sources of stress in their lives, learn to put these stresses in perspective, and assist them in developing more positive ways of responding to these pressures. In addition, as many adolescents struggle with issues of self-esteem and uncertainty I focus with adolescents on developing a more positive self-image, recognizing and building on their strengths. In addition I work with adolescents on how they can seek more support from and improve communication with their parents.
I have received a great deal of training in family systems and how the parts effect the whole. I strongly believe that working with the family as a whole can change the old cycles and create new behaviors that lead to a healthier future.
Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
My Approach to Therapy
I believe that therapy can help you improve your overall sense of well being and find effective solutions to problems that you are facing in your life. My approach to therapy is a positive and solution focused. Specifically, I assume that you (and your family) have the ability to solve the problems you are facing. My focus is on helping you find solutions to the specific problems and concerns that have brought you to therapy.
Working with Adults
I work with a wide range of adult concerns ranging from anxiety and depression, to women's issues. My focus with adults is to help you navigate the stresses you are encountering in your life. I have a particular interest in working with women's issues and helping women examine the unique challenges they we face in today's society.
Working with Couples
I work with a variety of relationship concerns ranging from communication, infidelity, pre-marital counseling, parenting and separation. My focus with couples is to help navigate the stresses that both of you are encountering in your lives and develop skills to help achieve your goals as a couple.
Seminar / Workshops Available