People do better when they feel better about themselves. I aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for children and families to be able to work through their struggles, both big and small. As a therapist that specializes in working with children and teenagers, I utilize the people that are most important in that child's life to bring about change in a sustainable way. This means that while I'm a "Child Therapist" I require family/caregiver participation in our sessions; I believe that children are mostly likely to positively change when they feel supported by the ones that mean the most to them in life.
When working with adults, I approach individuals as a part of their family system, larger environment, and place, as I believe that where we come from and who we are around now inform our current state of being.
My goal is always to work myself out of a job.I aspire to help clients and families feel more confident, competent, and back-on-track quickly so they can go on and live life.
Common areas addressed in therapy:
- Drug and Alcohol Use
- Significant Life Changes/ Events
- Grief and Loss
- Self-Esteem/ Concerns about Self-Image
- Counseling specifically for Teenagers and Adolescents
- Suicidal thoughts or Self-harm
- Family Conflict
- Trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, violence, accidents, losses, etc.)
- Social Isolation
- Parenting Skills
- Difficulty at School/In the Community
- Explosive behaviors
What kind of Individuals & families come to therapy?
- Individuals and families where one or more member is experiencing one of the above mentioned areas.
- Parent's who are navigating the challenges of parenthood, co-parenting, and working parenting difficulties.
- Individuals and families going through seasons of change and transitions.
- Blended families who are navigating new roles.
- Families and children who are who are navigating foster care, adoption or kinship care.