Although I specialize in therapy for adults suffering from past traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, and low self-worth, I have experience treating a wide array of populations and issues.
Those benefiting from my services have suffered from diverse problems, including depression and anxiety, PTSD, medical issues, relational issues, and separation/divorce. I draw from a variety of disciplines and modalities, including EMDR, CBT Cognitive Therapy (DBT), Mind-Body Bridging, family and group therapy, as well as Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for couples, attachment and mentalization-based psychodynamic psychotherapy, creating an empathic environment in which individuals can safely explore and make changes to longstanding difficulties.
My specialties include addressing the following issues and concerns:
Stress and Anxiety
Divorce and family conflict
My specific approach is a forward-looking one, rather than dwelling on past issues and hurdles, based on your goals and desires. This can be particularly helpful for couples.
It can be extremely challenging to parent a child, adolescent, or young adult who is suffering or struggling. Often, common sense techniques or the ones suggested by well-intentioned friends are insufficient in meeting the unique needs of a child who is struggling. Over time, this cycle of negative
interactions can leave both parents and their children feeling frustrated and even at times hopeless. This is where our work comes in. Together in therapy, we will tackle things limit setting, and ways to support your children as we work to build your child’s independence and success. Parent training is a behavioral approach aimed to build your skill set to manage challenging child behaviors. Our focus is on building skills, providing strategies and helping you feel empowered to manage your child’s needs on a daily basis.
Executive functioning refers to higher-level cognitive functions that include attention, flexibility, inhibitory control, initiation, organization, planning, self-monitoring, and working memory. I offer executive functioning tutoring to help individuals who are struggling to get work done, feel like they frequently lose track of time and materials, have difficulty maintaining focus on a task, and completing
tasks in a discrete amount of time.
Some people may experience a scary event in their lives that has an impact on them long after the event occurs. This may include directly experiencing the traumatic event, witnessing trauma, and even hearing about the trauma of others. Traumatic events may occur once, or include repeated exposure. Symptoms of a traumatic response can vary in type or duration. Approximately 1 in every 3 individuals that experience a trauma develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PTSD can include intrusive memories, nightmares, and flashbacks, as well as avoidance of situations and settings that may remind someone of a trauma, or even avoiding having thoughts or feelings about the event. In addition, some individuals may experience self-blame, a distrust of others, and changes in mood, such as being in a consistently sad, fearful, or guilty mood. Finally, trauma survivors may be easily startled or irritated, act impulsively, as well as have difficulty with concentration and sleep. Treatments for PTSD include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents, as well as Prolonged Exposure therapy for adults. I am trauma-trained, and utilize these treatments to help individuals face their fears in response to the traumatic event.