Sometimes, people get into unproductive patterns of thinking or communicating. My goal is to help people change those patterns so they can be happier, more productive, and have better relationships.
It is important for people to have a safe place, and I welcome people from all walks of life. This includes people of all colors, belief systems, and sexual orientations. I have experience working with diverse populations, and my goal is for every person who enters my office to feel comfortable and accepted.
Individually, I work with people coping with depression, anxiety, fears, suicidal thoughts or behavior, trauma, chronic/acute illness, goal setting, coping skills, and social skills. In our current world of multiple stressors, I help people develop skills to reduce and/or manage their level of stress, specifically by using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques.
Couples counseling is another specialty, whether premarital counseling or when problems arise. I have training specifically to help couples, whether married or not, achieve their goals and increase harmony within their relationship.
I also enjoy working with teens and their parents, helping them learn to communicate more effectively with each other and reduce family conflict. Sometimes, teens have problematic behaviors (such as criminal activity, acting out behaviors, substance abuse, defiance, or sexually inappropriate behaviors), which cause problems within the family. I have worked with teens and their families to resolve these types of problems and strengthen their relationships. Please see Services page for specifics. Also see the About page to find out more about my training, experience, and therapeutic approach. Find ways to contact me here.