Services and Specialties
The focus of treatment is on you. Individual therapy provides you with the space to process your thoughts, feelings and traumas. With an individual therapist you will receive support, acceptance and the opportunity to vent, without judgment. You choose what to focus on whether that's learning healthier coping skills, gaining self-awareness, understanding triggers or setting healthy boundaries in your relationships.
Teens and Adolescents
I don't know about you, but I have yet to meet a person who has told me high school was the best time in their life. Teenage to young adult years are some of the most stressful. Hormonal changes, school demands, extracurricular commitments, problems with relationships, and sleep deprivation are just some problems teens and their parents face. Therapy for adolescents has benefits such as mood regulation, self-esteem, and anxiety relief.
Did you know that during the 2018-2019 school year 60% of respondents to a survey by the American College Health Association reported "overwhelming" anxiety? In addition, the National Institute of Mental Health reports suicide as the second leading cause of death among college students. Mental health concerns for college students are on the rise. I provide a sliding scale fee to all of my clients so therapy is an affordable option for students and recent grads.
Trauma is something that happens to us that exceeds our ability to cope. When this happens we try to avoid or numb these overwhelming feelings. Drinking, using, cutting, gambling and gaming are just some behaviors that can be addictive when you are using them to avoid a trauma. I focus on helping you find healthier ways of processing traumas.
A little anxiety can be a motivator, but when it becomes overwhelming therapy can be a helpful outlet. I specialize in treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder by focusing on the anxious thoughts that seem to be on repeat in your head. I use mindfulness to help my clients focus on the present rather than ruminate over past mistakes or obsess about the "what ifs" of the future.