Specialties

My practice is dedicated to helping individuals and couples find their way through life's changes.

I have expertise in working with parenting issues and the overall functioning of the family. Although I do not work with adolescents per se, I do work with parents in the context of their child's challenges. When I do see older adolescents individually, I include the parents in the process.

For Individuals
  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Difficult Transitions

  • Loss of Meaning and Purpose

  • Relationships

  • Mid-Life Crisis

  • Loss and Grief

  • Spirituality

Older Adolescents & Young Adults
  • Difficulty Launching After College

  • Finding Passion/Developing Talent

  • Parental Conflict/Relationship Conflict

  • Identity/Self-Acceptance

  • Risky Behavior

  • Issues of “Emerging Adults”

For Families
 
DEPRESSION

If you are experiencing some of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from depression.

Ask yourself if you are feeling: sad or "empty," irritable or angry, guilty or worthless, pessimistic or hopeless, tired or "slowed down," restless or agitated, like no one cares about you, or like life is not worth living.

You may also: sleep more than usual, have persistent headaches, stomachaches or chronic pain, have trouble concentrating, remembering things or making decisions, lose interest in work or hobbies, or lose interest in sex.
 

ANXIETY

People with anxiety disorders feel extremely fearful and unsure. Most people feel anxious about something for a short time now and again, but people with anxiety disorders feel this way most of the time. Their fears and worries make it hard for them to do everyday tasks. About 18% of American adults have anxiety disorders. Children may have them also.

People with generalized anxiety may be very anxious about just getting through the day, thinking things will always go badly.

Your symptoms may include: inability to control constant worry, awareness that your worry is irrational or extreme, inability to relax, difficulty concentrating, trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

 
 
FAMILY CONCERNS

Our family relationships can be rich and rewarding. Our hope is always that home will be our "home." But, unfortunately, our home can become a holding tank for much of our pain.

Feelings of resentment, anger toward past transgressions, and bad patterns of communication can all contribute to creating an atmosphere of hostility and, often times, fear in your home.

I work with families to change negative cycles of communication and behavior. When necessary, I can provide women or men with resources and support for domestic violence.

I also work with parents to develop better skills in fostering an environment of acceptance and positive communication with their children or teenagers.