I provide therapy to adolescents and adults with a wide variety of cognitive, emotional and behavioral issues, including:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Learning differences
People facing these challenges may need support in identifying strengths and in developing healthier coping. I support clients’ self-directed explorations with evidence-based strategies, helping them to:
- Understand their current learning and performance/achievement patterns
- Explore how they see themselves and evaluate their own abilities
- Examine how they resolve difficulties, experience emotions, and make life decisions
- Develop organizational strategies, better habits, and new beliefs about their abilities
- Employ technology tools to help them reach their potential
- Promote clients’ self-direction, lending support when needed
My treatment approach is based on a cognitive-behavioral orientation. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to problematic actions or avoidance, individuals can modify their patterns of thinking to improve coping. Aside from using CBT, I also employ other treatment strategies such as Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness techniques that have been shown to be effective in instilling a desire for change, and in helping people be more deliberate about the choices they make.
My therapy sessions begin with an initial intake session. During this 90-minute meeting we will discuss the issues that have led you to seek help, we will discuss relevant clinical history, and we will develop a treatment plan. My therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and usually occur once a week initially and may eventually progress to bi-monthly or monthly sessions depending on your needs.
Struggling to Launch: Tailored Therapy for Emerging Adults
In the last four years, I have also developed an area of expertise working with young adults ‘struggling to launch’ into an independently financial life or complete their academic pursuits. In my work with emerging adults, I explore emotional struggles impeding their progress, help them identify short and long term goals, and assist them with organizational strategies for finding work, continuing their studies, and developing their independence.