I offer a variety of specialties to meet your individualized needs
Because eating disorders are life-threatening, I use evidence-based practices, combined with your individualized needs to provide the best care possible. I use a client-centered approach, and collaborate with treatment providers to offer behavioral approaches, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and family therapy. Using these treatment methods, I incorporate a non-judgmental stance. In partnership with the client, I work to strengthen the person and family of concern.
I view families as being unique social systems, with their own set of relational patterns, dynamics, roles and expectations. Regardless of the origin of a problem, I believe that involving families in the solution is almost always beneficial. People cannot simply be understood in isolation, but rather as parts of a whole. By working with families to identify problems, improve communication, resolve conflict and promote mindfulness skills to help regulate strong emotions and reactions, families can heal and solutions can be found. Additionally, I work with blended or separated families on co-parenting issues.
Being a teenager has become increasingly difficult. Navigating media, technology, peer pressure, school performance and family tension can be overwhelming. I work with teenagers and their families to cope with these emotions and to improve communication during this often turbulent stage of life. Some of the typical issues I work with include:
I realize that young adulthood--roughly ages 18 to 25--has its own set of challenges that can be both exciting and daunting. These include having to make major decisions about one's future, separating from family, dealing with school and job pressures, managing relationships, and becoming increasingly self-sufficient. My goal is to support you during this transition and to help you implement positive coping tools that you can carry into adulthood.
Even the best relationships experience difficulties. How these challenges are handled can lead either to greater connection and intimacy conflict that becomes escalated over time. I use a family systems approach to help couples gain greater insight into underlying issues while learning the means to cope with and manage relational issues, strengthen commitment, de-escalate emotions and increase positive interactions.
Other common problems I treat include:
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