At my private practice, I offer effective and customized mental health care. I treat a number of psychological disorders in a relaxing environment for individuals, couples, and families. Over the last 20 years I have worked in a wide range of environments, from inpatient and outpatient clinics, for profit and non-profit companies, and some county agencies. My extensive experience throughout the wide spectrum of mental health service industries has provided me knowledge and experience most mental health professionals do not have.
In my private practice, I believe in a systemic approach to therapy that is individualized for each patient. I use strength based techniques to help empower patients to make better life choices. It is my willingness to work "out-of-the-box", be creative, and customize treatment that has generated positive testimonials. I encourage patients to take the drivers seat in the development and implementation of their treatment plan. I believe that this gives a patient the best chance at positive change and success. My hope is that after every session you feel more relaxed, focused, balanced, and empowered.
Couples counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection/intimacy, develop better communication, and conflict/resolution skills. Therapy sessions give you a place to discuss issues in a supportive, relaxing and fun environment to better understand each other and bring you both closer together as a couple.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I attempt to help empower you to achieve your goals, a more positive perspective, and the lifestyle you are desiring. I do this through skills/techniques development, implementation, and regular assessment of the progress/pitfalls you make on your journey.
I have specific training in working with adolescents and young adults. In order to work effectively with teens/young adults I appreciate parental participation. I also enjoy working with adolescents and parents involved in divorce.