Counseling & Therapy Services Provided
While there is no “one size fits all” type of treatment I believe it takes hard work and concrete strategies to reach the recovery stage in treatment. I am passionate about the work I do and the people I am able to work with. I see my role as a change agent with the tools needed to make progress. Thus, often I alternate between varying approaches such as teaching strategies, active listening, and supportive counseling. I have found play therapy and art therapy to be invaluable while working with children and support the inclusion of family members and other caregivers, as I believe these individuals are an integral part in the recovery process. My treatment philosophy is strengths-based and solution focused. I strongly encourage active collaboration, rational self-analysis, applied behavioral analysis, psychoeducation and work to develop positive coping skills as we work toward establishing your ultimate goals.
Individual therapy involves regular one-on-one sessions involving face-to-face contact with struggling individuals seeking improvement in some area of their lives. I’m passionate about my work and those with whom I work. I envision my role as a change agent possessing the necessary tools to help your progression.
Families seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons including issues related to inappropriate patterns of behavior, drug and/or alcohol addiction, divorce, blended-families, roles strain, enmeshment, role-conflict, parenting difficulties, or pressure from the outside world. Any one of these variables can create disequilibrium within the system and cause an imbalance in family functioning.
Child & Adolescent Therapy
Every child is unique, but in the end, I feel the primary determining factor most capable of predicting success or failure in therapy is the strength of the relationship between the child/teenager and the therapist. I, for one, revel in the challenge and thoroughly enjoy working with this population.
My preferred approach to couples counseling involves skill building. There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained by learning essential tools in assertiveness training, self-advocacy, conflict resolution, effective communication, anger management training, problem-solving, and in developing and maintaining healthy boundaries.
PTSD, Complex PTSD & Veteran’s Counseling
My top priority as a veteran’s counselor is to improve the overall mental and emotional functioning of veterans themselves and that of their families. Together we can devise an effective plan of action that will help alleviate negative residual of service, restore equilibrium and provide the best opportunity to regain a peaceful existence.