FAMILIES

I help families in periods of disruption, crisis, and transition, including parental separation and divorce, adoption, parent addiction issues, and the common--yet often overwhelming--challenges of raising a family.

 

There are many moments of difficulty that families experience. When a challenge overwhelms your ability to cope in healthy ways, working with a trained therapist can be enormously helpful. With support and guidance, your family's challenges can achieve relief, clarity, and positive change.

 

With over two decades of experience, there are few situations that I have not seen and helped families through. During periods of disruption and transition, I believe families are best served with a therapist trained to understand them as a system of closely connected individuals. Utilizing family systems theory, I will work with your family as a system in progress. Together we will strengthen communication, resolve conflicts, and work towards shared goals.

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ADOLESCENCE

There are many issues that can arise during adolescence, the teen years. This includes anxiety and depression, behavioral issues, self esteem and body image issues, eating disorders, cutting, and drug and alcohol related issues. The earlier treatment for these issues occurs, the better the outcome.

 

The teenage years are often a time personal challenges appear. It is also an ideal opportunity to address these issues, promote change, and set a path towards emotional health. By developing a deeper understanding of oneself, engaging supportive thought patterns, and creating a solid set of positive coping tools, teen clients can learn to successfully meet life's challenges.

 

My teenage client’s learn that I am their ally, we work collaboratively in setting goals, developing plans and sharpening skills. We work together to find their best strategies and solutions, developing positive tools, patterns, and habits to live their best life. Using new skills for healthy coping and positive self-talk will set the path for a future of healthy relationships and personal happiness.

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