I offer the following services. Please contact me when you are ready to begin your journey.
- Individual counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
- Play Therapy with Children
- Group Therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Skills and Anger Management
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Substance Abuse
- Insight-oriented Psychotherapy
A brief overview of the therapeutic techniques with which I have advance clinical expertise:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This is an evidenced-based practice that is generally short term (6-8 sessions), goal-oriented, and problem focused. It relies on the premise that restructuring current thoughts and practicing new behaviors will improve mood and therefore quality of life.
This is an offshoot of CBT that relies on progress the individual has made in their lives and how to maximize that progress. This is different than standard CBT which focuses on solving a current problem. Solution-Focused therapy explores and bolsters individuals personal strengths and helps use those strengths for success.
Play Therapy with Children
A child’s natural expression of emotion is through play rather than standard “talk” therapy. Play is used to help the child express his/her feelings and for the therapist to role model through play positive ways to continue that expression. New positive behaviors and new skills can also be taught through play therapy.
Explores the interaction between family members, roles each member plays, and communication styles. Family therapy offers individuals the opportunity to learn new communication skills within its unique family structure.
Often facilitated by a therapist, this is an incredibly powerful method of evoking change for each group member. This is accomplished through group problem solving, communication, and direct feedback. A strong group can elicit lasting change fairly quickly and help individuals develop “real world” skills that can be brought into their community.
Insight Oriented Psychotherapy
This is often what people think of as “classic” therapy. This involves assisting people with understanding who they are, how they came to be this way, and what drives them both consciously and unconsciously. Therapy is often more long term and goals are generally less concrete. This form of therapy is for individuals that are invested in self-exploration and self-awareness. It can helpful for people that want to make changes in their lives but feel a need to understand the “why” behind their motivations and behaviors.