Welcome to my practice.
Services that are offered are for individual, couples and families. I treat adolescents and adults.
Trauma & PTSD
Are you experiencing nightmares, flashbacks, triggers, anxiety arousal, avoidance, intrusive memories or thoughts and in a constant state of flight, fight or freeze? These symptoms may be caused by a traumatic event in childhood, or a recent event such as a car accident or domestic abuse. PTSD symptoms are a normal reaction to an abnormal event or incident. You do not have to be alone with these symptoms, which are treatable.
Sexual trauma can be many things or events that lead to symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Sexual trauma can be one event or a series of events such as sexual harassment, rape, inappropriate touching, being pressured to perform or engage in sexual activity or threat or harm to do a sexual act. When you are violated sexually it can be one of the most frightening and lonely time in your life. It can create shame and embarrassment about your self and your body. You do not have to be alone. I can help.
Are you feeling sad or down, loss of interest in activities, socially withdrawn, difficulty concentrating, loss of energy and appetite, and nothing seems to excite you anymore? Depression can be overwhelming and devastating to deal with. I can help you develop tools to lead you to enjoy life again.
The relationship between you and your spouse/partner is essential. We often start in a place of bliss and wonderment but can end up in discord and fighting. Your relationship with your spouse or partner can greatly affect your level of happiness in your life.
Anxiety or Fears
Do you have excessive worry, fear, obsessive thoughts, trouble sleeping at night, compulsive behaviors and physical tension? Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders and they are treatable.
Addictions or Substance Abuse
Using or abusing substances like alcohol or drugs, excessive spending, looking at pornography and emotional eating are all examples of compulsive behaviors and are often accompanied by shame, guilt and self judgment. Whether you are in the process of determining whether you have a problem with substance abuse or a compulsive behavior or are already in recovery, I can help you.
I specialize in the treatment of sexual violence with both victims and perpetrators. I have spent over fifteen years starting with female adult survivors of sexual abuse and assault. I have dedicated much of my work to the area of sexual abuse, incest, perpetration and sexual acting out. I help individuals and families impacted by sexual violence.
Trainings & Consultations
I provide direct supervision and consultation to other therapists. I teach both Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also specialize in sexual violence and provide specialized consultation and training.
Loss or Grief
Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Bereavement refers to the process of grieving the death of a loved one. Bereavement and grief can bring on a number of feelings from deep sadness to anger. The process can significantly affect your overall functioning.
Having children does not come with a manual. There may be times when you feel very competent about your parenting skills and other times you may be lost with how to deal with a situation or a problem. I can help.