Counseling/Psychotherapy Services

Individuals~Children~Adolescents

Couples~Families~Later Life

Although I am active in scholarly activities, my first love is being in the room working with clients, helping them to pursue and maintain change that enriches their lives. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan from many different walks of life–from toddlers to clients in later life–and provide comprehensive counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, understanding, and caring, as well as evidence based. I use a state-of-the art outcome assessment system to ensure that your counseling is effective and individualized.

Whether you need some help adjusting to a difficult life situation, building self-esteem, or are struggling with a clinical issue like depression, my goal is to help you achieve long-lasting change.  My specialties include treating a wide variety of problems that couples, children, and families experience, including reproductive/and family formation issues (please see the bottom of this page), as well as trauma/grief issues, and mood disorders.

I am able to assess and treat a wide variety of difficulties you may be experiencing that have led you to seek supportive and compassionate care.

Couples
    • Couple Conflict/Dissatisfaction
    • Later life/Aging well
    • Life transitions (relocation, career related, family/relationship)
    • Sexual dissatisfaction/challenges
    • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Post-Partum & Post-Adoption Challenges
      Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion
Family Challenges
  • Communication skills
  • Co-Parenting through a Divorce
  • Defiant Behaviors
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Harmonizing Your Home Program©2012: I have combined several of the most  effective child/family treatments available into a unique program. Using my HYH model, I have been consistently successful at reducing damaging child behavior (physical aggression, verbal aggression, compulsions, defiant and oppositional behavior, school refusal, tantrums, etc.) by 90 percent at the 2 week post-launch mark. The increase in safety creates a foundation to build healthier, more fulfilling family bonds. Positive family interactions effectively reduce symptoms. Progress made is resistant to relapse. Response to treatment is individualized and not guaranteed. Families with the best outcomes had motivated parents.
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mental Illness
  • Parenting concerns & skills (typically developing children & special needs children)
  • Pediatric mental health issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Children/Adolescents
*please note: when working with children/adolescents, the research indicates that treatment is most effective and quicker when the family system as a whole is included in treatment.*
  • Anxiety/nervousness
  • Anger
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Communication skills
  • Defiant behaviors (home and school)
  • Difficulty with attention/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Harmonizing Your Home Program©2012: I have combined several of the most  effective child/family treatments available into a unique program. Using my HYH model, I have been consistently successful at reducing damaging child behavior (physical aggression, verbal aggression, compulsions, defiant and oppositional behavior, school refusal, tantrums, etc.) by 90 percent at the 2 week post-launch mark. The increase in safety creates a foundation to build healthier, more fulfilling family bonds. Positive family interactions effectively reduce symptoms. Progress made is resistant to relapse.
  • Life transitions (relocation, career related, family/relationship)
  • Mood swings/moodiness
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting concerns & skills (typically developing children & special needs children)
  • Pediatric mental health issues
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Adults
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Anxiety/nervousness
  • Anger
  • Communication skills
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with attention/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health (social/emotional impact of changes in health)
  • Inflexibility in personality style
  • Later life/Aging well
  • Life transitions (relocation, career related, family/relationship)
  • Mood swings/moodiness
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

I am also particularly interested in, and well-equipped, to assess and treat issues surrounding reproduction and family formation, such as:

      • Adoption (Pre/Post; open/closed; international/domestic; trans-cultural)
      • Bonding
      • Choosing to start a family or remain child-free
      • Differing opinions in the couple regarding family life (e.g. one partner wants to become a parent, the other prefers to remain child-free)
      • Grief (child with special needs, still-birth, loss of child)
      • Infertility
      • Miscarriage
      • Postpartum Depression, other post-partum concerns, and Post-Adoption Concerns
        Postpartum Support International Certificate of Completion
      • Pre-Marital Counseling
      • Preparation for Pregnancy
      • Reproductive technology options and decisions
      • Transition to Parenthood
      • Twins and multiples
 

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