The decision to see a therapist is not always a simple one, as many people feel ashamed that they can't resolve issues on their own. Clients who come seeking help from me generally feel stuck in some areas of their lives. They often feel depressed and anxious. They are struggling in their careers, they are having problems in relationships, or they are having difficulty adjusting to a new stage in life. Often, they find themselves repeatedly engaging in self-defeating patterns of behavior and becoming involved in relationships that are ultimately unsatisfying.
My approach in working with adult clients is empathic, focused and goal oriented. Through insight, thoughtful exploration, and a collaborative effort to identify and change problematic behaviors, my clients find relief from their symptoms, grow beyond the limitations they have felt restricted by, and experience a stronger sense of self in the world.
When working with children and adolescents, I encourage children to communicate their feelings through imaginative play and therapeutic games. For my adolescent clients, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for them to be able able to talk about difficult feelings and experiences and come up with effective coping skills.
I provide parenting consultation to those parents looking for help with issues that arise in young children, school aged children, and adolescents. I offer experitse and guidance about developmental stages and suggest behavioral strategies, diffenent ways of communicating, and tools to help strengthen the parent child relationship.
When working with new parents, i can help by providing an understanding that with a new baby comes a range of emotions that can make it diffiuclt to feel connected to the baby. These clients can find relief by talking about their experinces parenting their baby as well as thier own experinces of being parented, and to develop effective coping strategies to navigate this often complicated stage in life.