There’s a better way.
You’re here because you recognize that quality of life is important, and you’re ready to get in control.
I don’t pigeonhole myself into a particular brand of therapy, and I think it is silly to do so. I meet you where you are at, assess how to achieve your current goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and use that approach. I will work with you and your family, on your schedule, to create an individual treatment plan and help you monitor progress. I offer online therapy sessions at 15, 30, 45 minute intervals and flexible scheduling options, in addition to standard weekly 60 minute sessions. Once you book your session, we’ll establish your goals and I will walk you through them to ensure your success.
I offer psychotherapy and counseling services for families in distress because of behavioral issues including ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Anxiety, Depression, and more.
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Do you find yourself having difficulty getting started and finishing tasks, keeping up with details, or with staying organized and motivated? Does your mind seem to wander on its own, despite your best efforts? You may be struggling with ADHD as an adult.
Adult ADHD Support
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults can present itself as poor performance and dysfunction in the workplace and at home, the inability to get started on or maintain focus on tasks, impulsiveness, and an overall feeling of restlessness or dissatisfaction. Untreated, symptoms of ADHD can lead to feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
Working with an experienced mental health professional can offer you the support, skills, and insight you need to feel more confident and in control of your life. In each session, we will work together to identify your needs and goals, and develop strategies and a plan of action that are unique to you, to help you feel happier and reach your fullest potential.
Support for Children and Families
Each family and each child that I meet struggles differently, and each family comes from different cultural and economic situations. I take the time to educate myself on your unique situation in order to better serve you and your family. My goal is to help you develop healthy ways of living, communicating, and dealing with challenges that align with your core values and beliefs.
Our sessions will focus on many things including processing emotions such as fear, sadness, loss, and grief. We’ll work to educate you on reacting to these emotions when they occur. For effective treatment, it’s important to understand that healthy relationships can take time to diagnose and treat. It’s a gradual process.
Do you worry constantly about work, your safety, or feel tense about events small and large? Is your mind constantly running, playing out worst case scenarios, which affect your ability to function and make it tricky to enjoy aspects of your life?
These are signs of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a mechanism triggered by our most basic survival instincts, and for some people, it can be crippling.
It’s important to know that you’re not alone. Over 40 million Americans experience an anxiety disorder.
Addiction & Substance Abuse
Substance use disorder stems from issues beyond simple dependence. Addiction impacts not just an individual themselves, but also their family, their employer, and the community of people around them. Without using, an individual addicted to drugs or alcohol may feel hopeless, have difficulty concentrating, may demonstrate abnormal mood swings, or may engage in illegal behaviors.
As someone who has worked with individuals for with substance dependence and addiction, my experience has equipped me to help clients learn how to cope with stress, triggers, and foster psychosocial development needed to live life beyond using. Treatment plans will be individually customized to meet each client’s unique needs.
Depression is more than merely feeling sad. Sometimes you can’t just “shake it off” or try not to think about it. Depression isn’t that simple. Once someone has become depressed for a significant length of time, it’s difficult to pull out of that frame of mind because they’ve likely experienced a drop in the level of neurotransmitters in the brain that help with improving moods. It’s like being stuck in quicksand.
To get relief, you can’t always rely on family and friends to help you manage your depression or hold space for you to be heard. Seeing a trained professional can help fill those needs while providing perspective and healing that’s needed to help you feel like yourself again.
Trauma & PTSD
Trauma is the result of someone being exposed to an actual or real threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence. It can trigger feelings of intense anxiety, panic, flashbacks, and memories that are extremely limiting to an individual. Trauma experiences can impact our emotions and decision making for years after an event, or series of events, has occurred.
However, there is hope. Survivors often go on to break the cycle and lead rich, fulfilling lives. Therapy is a powerful way to make this outcome more likely.