Therapy Services

I have experience in both short-term brief therapy as well as more in-depth therapy to address behavior patterns and family of origin issues which may cause clients to feel “stuck” or hopeless when trying to change.  Modalities include solution-focused or problem solving techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  insight oriented and psychodynamic models.

Anxiety problems, low self-esteem, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder and dealing with multiple life stressors- all can be a focus of treatment.

As part of my training for couples work,  I have completed Level I and II of the John Gottman Institute’s Gottman Method Couples Therapy. In addition, I completed Level I of marital training in Terry Real’s Relational Life Institute. I also have extensive experience with stepfamily issues, eating disorders and substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Treatment issues

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • anger management
  • alcohol/drug abuse and recovery
  • adjustment to change(college, job, relocation)
  • adult ADD/ADHD
  • self-esteem
  • eating difficulties (anorexia, bulimia, emotional and compulsive over-eating)
  • grief, change, and loss
  • stress management
  • spouse/family member of partner with substance abuse; adult child of alcoholic
  • trauma and PTSD

Treatment for relationships

  • separation and divorce
  • stepfamily issues
  • new relationships (dating, premarital counseling)
  • gay and lesbian issues
  • skills for communication, conflict resolution
  • intimacy, trust, and commitment problems