SUPPORT TAILORED TO YOU
Therapy for Children & Adolescents
PARTNERING WITH YOU TO SUPPORT GROWTH AND RESILIENCE
Is your child or teen feeling stressed, having difficulty navigating peer relationships, or struggling with their self-esteem? Childhood and adolescence can be a confusing and overwhelming time for many, and it can be full of transitions, competing stressors, and uncertainty regarding who they are or where they belong. In our sessions, I strive to co-create a safe space where they can talk through the things that are most on their mind. By following their pace and providing support and guidance along the way, we can work to lessen the overwhelming impact of emotions, untangle confusing and painful beliefs, and find ways to navigate the situations in which they feel stuck.
I value collaborating with parents, educators/school counselors, and other providers (including psychiatry, primary care, occupational therapy, and speech therapy) to create a comprehensive support network. My approach is tailored based on your child's developmental age, their current needs, and their preferred methods of self-expression. My clinical training and experience includes: child-centered play therapy, expressive arts and activity-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies (including trauma-focused and acceptance and commitment therapy), and insight-oriented therapy (e.g., psychodynamic/object-relations and attachment-based).
Individual Therapy for Adults
MEETING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TO HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
Individual therapy is your place to walk through the parts of your life story in the way that you're needing. Together, we can identify and navigate current life challenges, work through areas of stuckness, and gently shine light on the parts of you that have been hurting. Our sessions can assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and the patterns that may be present in your life so that we can understand them, learn from them, and work to reshape them. It is in this work that you can reconnect with your needs, your unique strengths, and the parts of yourself from which you may have become disconnected. Gaining a compassionate and clear understanding of yourself and your values can help you identify the next steps to take to bring you closer to the life and the relationships you've been wanting.
The approaches I integrate into our sessions are based on your current needs and goals, and commonly include: insight-oriented (attachment-based and psychodynamic/object-relations), strength-based, relational/interpersonal, mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral (acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy), family systems, multiculturally-informed, and expressive arts therapies (including sandtray).
Couples Therapy & Family Therapy
SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION & CONNECTION
Communication difficulties are often at the center of couple and family conflict; partners and family members may feel missed, disconnected, unheard, and misunderstood. Couples and family sessions are geared toward reworking the communication and interaction patterns that may have become ingrained in your partnership or family unit - to assist in rebuilding trust, connection, and cohesion. Learning about ourselves, the ways we show up in our relationships, and our response tendencies can shed important light on these patterns, the relational needs that are unmet within them, and ways to step outside of them. One of the most important first steps in our work together is to begin seeing these overarching patterns as the reasons for pain, rather than treating the pain as being the fault of an individual partner or family member.
Couples and family sessions are informed by insight-oriented (attachment-based and psychodynamic/object relations), cognitive behavioral, interpersonal/relational, mindfulness-based, family systems, emotion-focused, child-parent (CPP), and child parent relational therapies (CPRT).
FOSTERING CONNECTION AND SUPPORT
Group Therapy can be a powerful way to connect with others who have shared experiences in a safe and supportive environment, while continuing to gain a deeper understanding of your experiences and needs. Group therapy can be useful as a supplement to a larger treatment regimen, which may include individual therapy and/or psychopharmacology, or it can be helpful as a stand-alone support.
The following virtual groups are currently enrolling members, with an estimated start in the fall. Contact me if you would like more information about any of these groups or if you would like to add your name to the enrollment list.
College Transition Group
Graduating high school and entering college, whether near or far, can be a big step. This process group is meant to be a place of support and connection as members adjust to the new demands and experiences that college can bring.
45 minutes | $70 per group session
High School Seniors / College Application Support Group
You've made it to senior year! While you are in the final stretch of high school, the college application process can feel daunting and stressful. This group provides a mixture of peer support, exploration, and psychoeducation, the latter of which focuses on executive functioning skills such as time management, planning, and organization tools to aid you as you navigate the application process.
45 minutes | $70 per group session
Parenting Support Group
Being a parent can be tough - there are endless demands and nonstop contradictory advice about how to support your kids while also supporting yourself. This group is designed for parents who may be experiencing behavioral challenges at home, might be feeling burnt out or disconnected, or may be navigating the impact of their child's (new) diagnostic profile. With a mixture of creating a safe place to process and connect with others with shared experiences, and specific parenting support, this group is designed to aid you in navigating your specific parenting concerns while fostering attunement, connection, and strengthened communication at home.
45 minutes | $70 per group session
Areas of Specialty
Our bodies and brains are hardwired to take care of us, to look out for danger, and to alert us of anything that may go awry. But what do we do when our internal alarm systems have over-adapted and are now overactive? I work with clients in reframing their relationship with anxiety: to identify and navigate current stressors, to uncover their beliefs fueling their anxious cycles, to build their perceptions of self-efficacy in the face of stressors, and to lessen their fear of fear itself.
Trauma & PTSD
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I have extensive experience supporting individuals in navigating the impacts of relational trauma. My clinical training and experience has focused on intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, the trauma inherent in foster care / residential treatment placements, natural disasters, and medical trauma. I'm passionate about working with individuals on lessening the constraints that trauma and PTSD can have on their lives.
Neurodivergence & Executive Functioning
I enjoy working with neurodivergent individuals (e.g., ADHD, Autism, SPD) and their families to better understand themselves, the strengths and uniqueness of their differently-wired brains, and the areas in which they feel stuck. I utilize a neurodiversity-affirming lens that emphasizes seeing the whole person and that integrates their preferences related to sensory processing, communication and relationships, and special interests. I value collaborating with other service providers and joining with the individual and family at any stage of the diagnostic and self-discovery process.
Additional Areas of Specialty Include:
Academic Stress / High Achieving Adolescents
Anger Management / Emotion Regulation
Coping Skills & Resilience
Domestic Violence / Intimate Partner Violence
Grief & Loss
Marital / Pre-Marital
Relationship Stress & Conflict
Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion
Comprehensive Psychological Testing
Whether you are looking for diagnostic clarification, a deeper understanding of areas of strength and challenge, or a more complete picture of your experiences with individualized recommendations for supports, a comprehensive psychological evaluation can be an integral component of treatment. Each testing battery is personalized for you, based on your concerns, your experiences, and the specific questions you have about your cognitive, executive, academic, emotional, or behavioral functioning. If you have questions about the testing process or testing fees, or if you would like to consult to see if psychological testing could be a good next step for you, contact me here.
Common areas of focus for psychological testing include, but are not limited to:
Learning Differences & Educational Difficulties
Are you or your child struggling with academics? Does it seem like you're constantly needing to work harder than those around you, or that no matter how much support you get in a single subject, it keeps feeling out of reach? If you or your child have been noticing a pattern of academic difficulties, getting formally assessed for learning differences can provide clarification on your particular strengths, areas of academic challenge, and recommended next steps for support inside and outside of the classroom.
Attention, Memory, & Executive Functioning
Do you or your child have a history of zoning out, missing what's been said, or difficulty remembering the next steps of what you were trying to do? Or perhaps, you've noticed your child is struggling to wait their turn, manage their emotions, or calm their body? Examining your higher-ordered executive functions can help identify areas of challenge, strengths, and important next steps to ensure you are getting the support you need.
Mood & Personality
Are you seeking clarification on your mood, the impact of your emotional and behavioral experiences on your relationships and day-to-day wellbeing, or on past or current mental health diagnoses? Psychodiagnostic evaluations focusing on mood and personality characteristics can help you to gain a deeper understanding of your experiences, your diagnostic profile, and recommendations for treatment and support.