I am a skilled therapist with a dynamic yet easygoing approach tailored to the client's / family's specific needs. I bring15 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children, and love working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
I welcome adults, children/adolescents, and college students. I understand the stressors of life, especially academic life and also parenting. I draw from several techniques and modalities and am equipped to do short- or long-term therapy. Together we will come up with an individualized plan. My goal is to help you create the changes you are seeking!
In addition to talk therapy I also offer two specializations:
ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) is an evidence-based model and extremely useful tool, particularly for trauma/PTSD and anxiety, for ages 10 an up. It is an eye movement therapy similar to - but actually quicker than - EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have used ART successfully with dozens of clients. It can quickly reduce the "hold" that negative memories and images have over a client. The beauty of ART is that the details (especially important when trauma-related) need not be disclosed in order for healing to occur.
I also work with children as young as age two, as a Registered Play Therapist. Utilizing play, art, sand tray, and (as appropriate) interactive talk therapy, I know how to create a safe environment in order to explore and work through difficult emotions and situations. I involve significant family members in a likewise caring way, to promote the healing power of family relationships. Parenting is hard work! I have many years of experience helping caregivers understand and manage challenging family dynamics.