Therapy for Adults, Children, Adolescents, and Families
Are you or your child feeling depressed? Anxious? Experiencing stress from events in your life? Whether you are an adult or a parent looking for help for your teenager/child, I can help you to overcome obstacles that may be keeping you from your ideal life. Call for a free consultation to see how my expertise could work for you!
Over the past 25 years I have successfully treated adults, children, adolescents, and families for problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), interpersonal/relationship issues, family struggles, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
I also specialize in working with children, adolescents and/or their families specifically around school problems, school refusal (often accompanies separation anxiety or generalized anxiety), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), learning disabilities, working with schools to identify areas holding your child back in order to facilitate creating an individualized education plan (IEP), divorce/co-parenting, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Effective psychotherapy starts with an understanding your symptoms so you can learn skills to overcome them. I have been trained in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), depth psychology as well as behavioral/exposure therapy (phone coaching appointments are available to support you as you face and overcome your fears).
Therapy occurs within the context of a specialized therapeutic relationship (a unique type of helping relationship that is formed with your therapist to address problems). I focus on creating safety and trust through a nurturing, non-judgmental, and highly confidential environment while using a variety of approaches to help you make changes. I match your needs to the type of Therapy most helpful for that particular problem using techniques ranging from Cognitive Behavioral to Psychodynamic (or Depth) Therapy. Often I mix several of these approaches, at times emphasizing one and then another, depending on the specific situation. Using this approach, my clients have reported tremendous benefits. Some have made remarkable changes while grappling with very difficulty issues. Here is a partial list of the types of Individual Therapy that I practice:
This type of therapy is often thought of as a journey “inward”.
- Jungian (I completed my internship at the CG Jung Institute in San Francisco)
- Family of Origin
- Dream interpretation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, and Traumas
- Mindfulness Based Therapy (incorporates Eastern Mindfulness elements)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Active Listening, Assertiveness Training, Communication Skills Training