I genuinely enjoy working with people and helping them reach their goals of feeling better and improving their lives. People enter therapy for many different reasons. As an interactive and dynamically oriented therapist, my approach tends to be supportive of the individual--helping them to develop insight with sensitivity and compassion--so that they may address their current problems and resolve long-standing issues.
I have an eclectic approach, utilizing techniques and methods which would be the most helpful for the individual. Clients and I work together to assess their strengths, weaknesses, and goals for therapy. It is my hope that a person might feel more peaceful in their life and hopeful about the future at the conclusion of our time together.
Much of my professional experience has been working with children, adolescents, and families. This work has been challenging and rewarding. It is difficult to be a child or teenager in today's world--or to be the parent of one--and I enjoy helping each family member find their voice and improve their communication and functioning as a family. I love working with teenagers--helping them to lift their depression and anxiety, communicate better in their relationships, and figure out who they are and what they stand for. Adolescence is an exciting and overwhelming time in one's life...and I am fortunate to part of the journey for some really neat teenagers. In addition to individual and family therapy, I run two High School Girls' Group therapy experiences which can be powerful and helpful for young girls.
I am also a BBS approved Clinical Supervisor for ASW, PCC, and MFT Interns--offering both individual and group supervision. I am excited to announce that I have two post-masters clinicians working underneath my clinical supervision that can help assist with my overflow and help serve our community. If appropriate, I will refer you to Rebecca Ruben, ASW or Meaghan Sliva, PCCI for treatment.
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions." --Rainer Maria Rilke