Specializations

Interventions that are tailored to the client's needs and that are based on sound research are combined with a deep respect and compassion for the struggles a person faces. This therapeutic approach is collaborative and the goals of counseling are clearly defined as an active client-therapist dialogue seeks to map out a course of treatment based on the latest research. The therapist seeks to help the client understand the role that thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and core beliefs (ideas about ourselves that are formed in childhood) have upon the presenting problems and suggests strategies, tools, new skills, and other techniques to help the client achieve their goals. Mindfulness based interventions are an integral part of the therapy and the client is an active participant as they practice these skills and others both in the session and at home.

Areas of Expertise

Mood Disorders: Depression, Bi-Polar, Anxiety (Phobias, Panic attacks, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety ), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Disorders/Life Transitions, Addictive Disorders including: Drugs, Alcohol, Internet, and Sex; Family and relationship communications problems, Parenting issues, and coping with chronic pain, illness, and loss.

Populations Served

Adults, Couples, Children (4-12), Adolescents, and Families.