Individual and family sessions are the heart of my practice. Clients come to therapy for a variety of reasons: many are hoping to reduce distressing symptoms, improve interpersonal relationships, develop self-confidence and more successful coping strategies, and achieve greater self-understanding and self-acceptance.
When teens first come into therapy, my primary goal is to welcome them and help them feel safe in session. Building a collaborative and positive relationship is paramount. This will lay the foundation to build upon strengths, create new and healthier patterns, find sustainable solutions, and facilitate a more mindful and balanced life.
I encourage parents, guardians, siblings, and loved ones to participate in session once the client feels open and ready. Family participation often deepens the individual work and addresses challenging family and interpersonal dynamics.
My therapeutic approach draws from the core tenets of Gestalt Awareness Practice (GAP), Somatic Psychotherapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, and Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT/DBT) *. The combination of these approaches allows me to widen the ways I conceptualize treatment and provide a range of resources to support my clients.