Psychotherapy

Individual Therapy

Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, confusion or doubt, or need guidance in navigating a life transition, I can help provide understanding without judgment to help you clarify what you feel and what actions you are able to take. People come to see me for a variety of reasons:
 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Recent or Past Trauma

  • Relationship issues

  • Parenting

  • Family Conflict/Divorce

  • Compulsive behaviors

  • Postpartum adjustment

  • Stress

  • Personal Growth

  • EMDR

  • LGBTQ

  • Gender Identity


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And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

–Anais Nin

What to Expect

At our first appointment, we will discuss what concerns brought you to seek counseling. I will want to get a general outline of the history of your issues and what you hope to accomplish through treatment. I will ask about your current life situation – relationships, work, support systems, etc. Through our conversation, we will discover if we have a good rapport and want to continue to work together. I will also let you know how I might be helpful.

 

In our second and subsequent appointments, we will focus more on your main concerns. Although I will want to know about your family of origin and important and meaningful events and relationships in your past, my focus is on present events. Much of our work is about finding new ways to look at and handle old problems that continue to trouble you. We will also spend time on identifying your strengths, interests and experiences that empower creative and satisfying solutions. 

Adolescent Therapy

As a parent I know how troubling it can be when your teen is acting out in ways that as not always easy to interpret or understand.  Teens often express distress and ask for help in indirect ways.  Teens often come to see me for:

  • Anger and/or aggression

  • Difficulty connecting with others

  • Eating or sleeping problems

  • Fear, worry or anxiety

  • Separation or divorce

  • Death of a loved one

  • School problems

  • Conflict with parents or siblings

  • Depression

  • Dealing with trauma

  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse

  • LGBTQ

  • Gender Identity


What to Expect
Because of the heightened need for trust and privacy with adolescents, contact with parents is less frequent. However, if I believe your adolescent is in danger, I will certainly alert you. I let my adolescent patients know this at the beginning of treatment.