Therapy - to whom I provide services
I provide therapeutic services to children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mild depression, adjustment to life changes, school refusal or other school challenges. Additionally, I provide therapeutic support for young adults who find navigating the stressors of emerging adulthood difficult.
I also provide therapy for parents and families when a child's difficulties are affecting more than one member of the family. I offer parents help with the understanding and managing of children's behavioral challenges, both those associated with typical developmental milestones as well as those that are beyond what feels typical.
The experience of having your child diagnosed with a developmental disability can be uniquely challenging. I provide therapeutic support to parents and/or families who have a family member with a developmental disability. Often this support involves education about the disability as well as increasing the family's awareness of available community resources and looking at the positive aspects of receiving the diagnosis, while holding space for grief as well. In the winter of 2016, I offered for the first time, a support group for parents of children and adolescents with disabilities, called A Different Path. I have in the past (fall 2016) started teaching mindfulness to caregivers of a person with a developmental disability through the Cardinal Innovations waiver. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more.
If I feel that my areas of specialty and level of expertise are not appropriate for your needs, I will work with you to find an appropriate referral. More details about therapy, including cost, can be found in my policies.
Therapy - to whom I do not provide services
I do not provide therapeutic services to adults with history of significant mental illness (e.g., severe depression or anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder) or couples. I will assist you in finding appropriate resources for your needs.