Individual Therapy
Individual Therapy

When I meet with someone for the first time, I listen to what they say, and listen for what they need. Mostly, though, I listen to who they are.

Creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship comes first, as we establish the foundation for the work of self-reflection and awareness. In individual therapy, , my clients are offered an opportunity to explore their needs, gain insight into patterns of thought and behavior, and make choices that are aligned with their values, and congruent with what is meaningful to them.


Some reasons people seek individual therapy include:
  • OVERCOMING DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS
  • DEVELOPING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
  • CREATING INTIMACY IN RELATIONSHIPS
  • STRENGTHENING THEIR SENSE OF SELF
  • DEALING WITH GRIEF, LOSS AND LONELINESS
  • HEALING CHILDHOOD WOUNDS DUE TO ADDICTION, SEXUAL ABUSE AND OTHER TRAUMAS
  • PARENTING CHALLENGES
Couples Counseling
Couples Counseling

When two people are in a partnership, and there are questions related to interpersonal conflict, ineffective communication, or crisis due to affairs, addictions, or other stressors on the relationship, it is often ideal to work toward resolution in conjoint therapy sessions. Allowing the 'relationship' to be the client, provides a unique opportunity to overcome many unproductive patterns, and take risks to stretch from narrow or stagnant roles.

In addition, some people pursue couples counseling to enter an amicable process of ending a spousal relationship. By reducing the conflict during this transitional time, you are in a better position to move forward in your own life and, if you have children, toward an effective co-parenting relationship.


Some reasons people seek Couples Counseling include:
  • DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
  • INEFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION PATTERNS
  • INFIDELITY
  • HIGH CONFLICT BEHAVIOR PATTERNS
  • SEXUAL DIFFICULTIES
  • OVERCOMING MONEY AND POWER STRUGGLES
  • MANAGING ADDICTION, CO-DEPENDENCY AND OTHER DYSFUNCTION IN THE RELATIONSHIP
CoParent Counseling
CoParent Counseling

Reduce Conflict So That You Can Move On With Your Lives

You are going through the transitions of a separation or divorce and your family is restructuring. While you are ending your intimate partnership, it is most helpful to your children’s health when you have an effective CoParenting Relationship.

One of the ways to promote a positive coparenting relationship is to plan and agree on the most effective and healthy ways to discuss the restructuring of your family with your children, and how to best address their fears and concerns.

In solution-focused meetings, we discuss the coparenting style that best matches your needs. We will identify areas of your Parenting Plan benefiting from further clarification and structure to reduce conflict, or begin to develop your priorities, as you create your Parenting Plan.

Whether you are pre- or post- judgment, CoParent Counseling is an opportunity to identify specific areas of your conflict, and create or enhance the structure of your co-parenting relationship to reduce the stress for both you and your children.

Our sessions are scheduled at a frequency that matches your needs, and are agenda-driven by you and your coparent as we address your children’s best interests and establish the most effective communication protocols.


Family Therapy
Family Therapy

Families go through their own developmental cycles, and may have difficulties transitioning from one stage to the next. Perhaps one person in a family is struggling, and the family system is impacted, or a traumatic event has occurred, and the family need(deleted the s) help communicating about it, (with each other)deleted, doing the work of healing, and moving forward. These are some of the reasons families come to work in Family Therapy. Whether the goals are short-or long- term, we will work together to improve the functioning of your family(,) deleted comma by addressing the presenting problems, improving communication, increasing insight into behavioral patterns, and offering each member of your family an opportunity to be heard.


Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Divorce Practice:

Collaborative Divorce Practice is an alternative dispute resolution for dissolving a marital relationship. It is a voluntary process in which couples have an opportunity to settle the issues related to their marriage without resorting to litigation.

With a team of collaboratively trained professionals supporting you, the focus remains on your underlying values and interests to promote a healthy and sustainable outcome for you and your family

The Collaborative Team typically consists of an Attorney representing each party, who will represent the best interests of their respective client while maintaining the overall goals of the collaborative process, the Mental Health Professional/ Family Specialist, who provides parents with information and guidance to help their children through this process and also work with the parents to develop a parenting plan draft, assist with communication among the parties and also the professionals on your collaborative team, addressing any conflict arising throughout the process, as well as the Financial Specialist, who provides financial education, guidance and analysis as well as assistance with gathering and analysis of financial documentation including income, assets, debts and expenses.

By sharing in the belief that it is in the best interests of families involved in the divorce process to avoid litigation, and committing to settling your case without court intervention, adversarial techniques or litigation, you have the opportunity to engage in an honest, cooperative process that allows for the future well-being of each family member.


Co-Mediation
Co-Mediation

Mediation is another alternative dispute resolution process to negotiate and resolve issues related to a divorce or a custody action. In mediation, neither party is represented by an attorney- the mediator assists the couple in coming to agreements, ensuring that both spouses have the information and support needed to ensure they are making educated and informed decisions.

In co-mediation, I work with an attorney who is specially trained in mediation, and offer education, guidance and assistance with drafting your parenting plan, as well as best practices for communication protocols between you and your partner as well as between parents and children, to better meet the needs of your entire family.


Adolescent Issues
Adolescent Issues

Adolescence can be a difficult stage of life,due to the transition from childhood into adulthood, it is important to know when your teen is struggling and in need of therapeutic support for depression, anxiety and stress related problems.

Adolescents are at a point in their development when genetic predisposition may collide with a teen's own temperament, as well as outside pressures and influences to make things more difficult for both teens and their parents. Teens are working hard to figure out who they are, and how they fit into their world. Often, a combination of individual and family therapy works well to address adolescent needs.


Some reasons parents and teens seek treatment:
  • EATING DISORDERS- ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, BINGE EATING DISORDER
  • SELF- ESTEEM DIFFICULTIES
  • ADHD AND RELATED CHALLENGES
  • HIGH CONFLICT BEHAVIOR PATTERNS
  • DIFFICULT FAMILY COMMUNICATION
  • SOCIAL BULLYING
  • ADDICTIONS
  • FAMILY ISSUES
Social Transitions
Social Transitions

The transition from high school (and hometown friends) to college (and new friends), or even a career change may create challenges for students and their families.