Areas of Specialization

While I often work with clients on a variety of topics, I specialize in the following areas:

  • Preteens/tweens (ages 8-12) and teenagers (ages 13-19) struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, school issues, and current parenting topics (e.g. screen time)
  • Children of divorce (ages 8 through adult children of divorce) which sometimes includes working with open-minded parents on co-parenting strategies and blended families
  • Adults navigating significant life transitions and those interested in personal growth

Issues and Topics

People reach out to counselors for a whole host of valid reasons. Some of the reasons are listed below. While the list below is not all inclusive, it represents some of the topics that I have worked with clients on in the past.

  • Children, adolescents, and parenting
  • Divorce
  • Relationships and family/blended family struggles
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Major life transitions (work/career, school)
  • Aging and caring for the elderly
  • Grief and loss
  • Specific diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, OCD, Mood Disorders)

Regardless of the topics, my main goal is straightforward: to create a supportive, compassionate and effective therapeutic alliance with you.

My Approach

My philosophy is closely aligned with the humanistic approach and person-centered therapy pioneered by Carl Rogers. This approach fundamentally believes in human potential, creativity, and the natural human drive toward self-actualization (the realization of one’s potential).

While my core beliefs about human potential remain constant, I do use a multimodal approach in counseling and psychotherapy based on what works best for each individual client. I tend to gravitate toward the additional therapeutic models and interventions described below.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused
  • Choice and Reality Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic and Developmental theories

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