Are you or your child feeling anxious, stressed or down? Dealing with unresolved trauma? Facing a challenging situation, life change, addiction or a difficult relationship?
I can help.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist certificated in numerous evidenced based practices (EBPs), I specialize in counseling for children, adolescents, individuals and families. My clients tend to face issues dealing with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, life changes, relationships and personal growth. Prior to working in private practice I provided therapy to adults, groups, children, adolescents and families in agency clinics, schools and community-based settings.
My interest in counseling grew out of my background as a classically trained stage actor and teacher. As a parent I have a passion for working with children and helping parents expand their parenting skills. I focus on helping clients find their strengths and build upon them in order to be empowered to make changes in their lives. My therapeutic style is eclectic and I draw from multiple modalities to best suite the client at a given time.
Evidenced based practices can be beneficial to the therapeutic process in that they have been scientifically proven to be effective and they are time limited. This means that if an EBP suits your needs we can commit to a certain number of sessions. You will know exactly what your treatment will cost and you may be better able to meet weekly goals. I have found this is an effective tool in helping clients meet their goals as there is nothing like a deadline to encourage new behavior! For example, parenting (Triple P) can be accomplished in 8-12 sessions and TFCBT is generally 10-14 sessions. Additional sessions can always be added.