Effective Therapy Services
I offer a variety of therapy services to help you move past the obstacles in your life. I will help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your personal and professional goals. Contact me to see how I can help you develop different perspectives and achieve the outcomes you’re striving for.
Individual therapy merely means you and me meeting one-on-one. Our conversations are safe and confidential (see FAQ for more information about confidentiality limitations) as we discuss and develop solutions for the issues that are disrupting your life. It is sometimes difficult to take that first step toward wellness, but be encouraged - we will embark on this journey together. Our time together will not just be talking about your current concerns, but discussing and trying different strategies that will bring about a full, satisfying and peace-filled life.
Couples therapy is chosen when the focus involves you and your partner. This type of therapy usually involves developing communication and conflict resolution tools that will work in your relationship. Additionally, we will work on ways to rebuild the love and care you both had when you were first together. While your problems are unique to you as a couple, the overriding problem usually involves how each of you discuss your differences of opinion, and for the most part, that is what we will work on. I want to help YOU develop the ability to resolve your conflicts yourself, so YOU can handle ALL your issues, and not need me!
When I work with a member of a family, I may also ask that we include other members of your family, which is known as working with the "family system." For instance, when I work with children or teens, I will often work with parents as well, because you and your children are all part of a family "system." Family systems therapy may be appropriate if there are problems between parents and a child or children, a parent and adult child, and/or any other members of your family.
Childhood and adolescence can be a difficult time for many youngsters, for all sorts of reasons: learning problems, divorce, death, loss, transitions, abuse, drugs or alcohol...the list goes on and on. Through the use of games, art and visual imagery, I will work with your child in a safe environment.
Do you ever feel at a loss knowing how to deal with your child and his/her issues? Unfortunately, our children do not come with an "owner's manual"! Parent coaching consist of discussing alternate means of communication as well as praise and discipline, to improve not only your child's behavior, but improve your relationship with your child as well.