Areas of Specialty
Treating children and adolescents is uniquely challenging. Symptoms may present differently in young people than they do in adults. Communication occurs differently with young people, and certainly their priorities are different than those of most adults, making the understanding of child and adolescent development critical to successful outcomes. I have an easy rapport with children and teens (yes, even resistant ones) and am well-suited to working with this population.
Your counseling experience will be individually designed to meet the specific needs of you and your family. My commitment to you is providing support, perspective, guidance, and compassionate, creative problem solving. Areas of specialty include:
Services ProvidedIndividual Therapy
An individualized treatment experience designed to meet your unique needs. The process begins by identifying your personal strengths and challenges and establishing your goals.Family Therapy
Strives to improve strained relationships, maladaptive family patterns, and identify and resolve factors that interfere with healthy family functioning.Group Therapy
Groups are offered when a common need and interest exist for several clients.Parent Consultation
Parent support, education, coaching; co-parenting skill building.School Consultation
Navigating school conferences, IEP/504 planning, and disciplinary meetings can be overwhelming and intimidating. At times, it can be helpful to have your child's therapist advocate for your child and provide a professional mental health perspective.Out-of-Office Consultation
Occasionally, important details of a dynamic or situation cannot be fully understood or addressed in the office setting, and it is mutually determined by client, family, and therapist that it would be beneficial to meet elsewhere. "Real world" settings can provide opportunities to address challenges "in the moment" and can enhance therapy.Public Speaking & Community Education
Supervision for Social Workers
I am credentialed to provide clinical supervision for social workers who are seeking to fulfill the requirements for social work licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.