Areas of Experience and Special Interest
I offer therapeutic services for issues addressing life's challenges and transitions, including anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, divorce/separation, body image, grief and loss, anger management, relationship challenges, and codependency. I have specialized training in EMDR and the use of trauma-informed interventions.
In my work with adolescents, I address teen issues including academic concerns, peer relationships, eating disorders, coping skills, self-identity, and self-esteem issues.
In couples counseling, I focus on relationship repair, healing, and skills building for improved communication, emotional connection, and intimacy. In counseilng families, I follow a Structural approach to help families cope more effectively and gain new perspectives on issues.
My counseling style is warm and caring and down to earth. I provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where clients feel validated, encouraged, and empowered. I integrate a combination of counseling approaches to best meet the client's needs and to facilitate the client's therapy wishes. The therapy modalities I implement include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-centered. I also utilize mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, and visualization.