I work in a very collaborative manner with children, parents, and adult individuals to help achieve greater emotional balance, insight, symptom relief, and a sense of personal fulfillment. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s individual needs.
I particularly enjoy the balance of working with younger children and adults throughout my day. Many of the younger children (preschool through middle school) I see are experiencing generalized anxiety, school phobia, social anxiety, sleep difficulties, and excessive worry. They are often struggling to navigate a major transition such as a divorce, illness, or death in the family. Working with LGBTQ+ children around emerging gender and sexual identity is also a specific interest of mine. My relationship with the parent(s) or guardian(s) of my younger clients represents a very large piece of our work together. When working with children, I offer a combination of play therapy, artistic expression, talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other activities that foster a sense of trust and connection.
In my work with adults, my focus tends to be on helping clients balance the demands of work and family/relationships with the goal of experiencing a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Life transitions such as parenthood, illness, separation, divorce, death, and caring for aging parents also represent a majority of my work with adult clients. My primary goal in therapy is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, understanding, and warmth, I work with each individual to help restore emotional strength and attain personal growth, symptom relief, and insight.
As needed, I incorporate breathing, relaxation, and guided visualization techniques into my practice as a means of furthering the connection between mind and body, thus helping reduce symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and insomnia.
My canine side-kicks, Leo and Riley, accompany me to work and provide a very calming, cozy, and welcoming presence in my office. Leo is a trained therapy dog through Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. I am a Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO provider and can submit claims on your behalf regardless of your insurance carrier.