Providing Therapy to Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Couples
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges, providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and depression to parenting support, couples' counseling, and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth for which they are striving. I am committed to staying on top of the latest research as it pertains to mental health and emotional well being. I have worked in a wide variety of settings that have allowed me to cultivate my clinical skills in the following areas.
TREATMENT SPECIALIZATIONS INCLUDE:
Depression and Mood Disorders, including Postpartum Depression
Anxiety (PTSD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Test Anxiety, Panic Attacks)
Cancer patients & their loved ones
Infants with their caregiver, Children and Adolescents
Grief & Loss
Adult Children of Alcoholics
I combine traditional talk therapy techniques with body-centered interventions that directly address the lingering neurological effects of your past experiences. My focus is on integration, which means I will combine traditional 'top down' approaches like talking therapies with 'bottom up' approaches like meditation, mindfulness and more. I am trained in and use the following approaches: Attachment Based Therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Family-systems Theory, Play therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Parent Coaching. All of my work includes -Psychoeducation.
Where DID I learn about a
First let me start by saying I am a life long learner. I completed Dr.Ruth Newton's Scaffolding the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and Intervention, which set me on the path of learning more about implementing neuroscience principles in my practice. I am fortunate enough to have participated in a monthly study group with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., a leader on parenting who focuses on the topic of Whole-Brain Integration for Children and Adolescents. In 2016, I completed a year long training with Dr. Ellen Bader & Dr. Peter Pearson experts in couples therapy with a focus on Attachment & Development & Nueroscience. In this program I had the opportunity to work with people from all over the world who are providing this model to couples. I have also attended training's with other leading trauma and neuroscience experts such as Dr.Bruce Perry, Dr. Dan Siegel, and Dr. Rick Hanson. Locally, I coordinate a study group in my community for clinicians implementing neuroscience principles, developmental theories and attachment theory in a clinical setting. Currently, I am updating my skills with a year long training from Dr. Stan Tatkin, world expert on couples therapy, using a psychobiological approach.
Couples Therapy is my specialty. I have had specific couples therapy training in three researched based models:
Julie and John Gottman - Gottman Model
Ellyn Bader & Pete Pearson - Developmental Model
Stan Tatkin - Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy known as PACT https://thepactinstitute.com/dividedpage/what-is-pact/