Evidence shows that the most effective part of therapy is the fit between therapist and client. More than any prescribed approach, this collaboration and connection is what is needed for change. We each have our unique backgrounds and perspectives, cultures and contexts. These are items we explore within the framework of the therapeutic relationship.
"A relational therapist should be a warm, empathetic, understanding, and nonjudgmental person."
Below are some of the areas of treatment I most frequently work with. Or contact me to set up an appointment to talk about your individual needs or goals.
Whether it is situational, seasonal or ongoing, depression and anxiety can be debilitating at times. Our own self judgement and harmful coping skills can make our symptoms worse.
Teens have their own unique needs in therapy, and therefore therapy looks a little different for them than for children or adults.
One of the most challenging journeys we can embark on in our lives is raising these tiny humans successfully into adulthood (and beyond!). Every child is different and has their own journey and challenges, and we don't always feel equipped to parent in the way our child needs.
Traumatic events can have lasting impacts on our brain's functioning, which in turn can affect our relationships, jobs, physical well being and more. Our brains are also wired for healing and there are many ways to reduce the trauma's affect on our brain.
Children's verbal processing skills are not yet developed enough to engage in traditional "talk therapy". Children process feelings through play. Play Therapy is the approach of choice.
Being in the minority can be devastatingly isolating and frightening. Being a person of color, LGBTQ, religious minority or in other ways different than our societal "norm" comes with great risk to our mental health and ability to form a healthy self identity.
ADHD is challenging at any age for you or a loved one. It is a large glass wall, between you and your "potential", that you are always slamming up against. The frequent disappointment from others or yourself just adds more layers to the problem. Yet there are ways to harness your "superpower" and get around that glass wall.
Mood issues can affect many parents after the addition of a new child to their lives.
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