SPECIALTIES

 

CHILDREN

Parent’s often seek out the help of a therapist if a child’s behavior is causing chronic trouble in school or is seriously disrupting family life. Disruptive or explosive behavior can be generated by frustration, anxiety, anger, sadness, trauma or even difficulty learning. Getting help as soon as possible is imperative in preventing children from falling behind their peers in social and academic development.
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Loss & Grief
  • Academic issues
  • Depression
  • PICA
  • Aggression
  • Selective Mutism
  • Social Phobia

TWEENS

The “between years” 8-12, though short are particularly tumultuous. The developmental period is characterized by vast physical, social, cognitive and psychological changes which can leave a tween feeling insecure, apprehensive, dysregulated, vulnerable and nervous.
  • Coping skills
  • Social skills training
  • Assertiveness training
  • Trauma
  • Social issues
  • Social media use
  • Academic pressure
  • Cyber bullying
  • Bullying at school
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety 
  • Depression

TEENS

1 in 5 teens aged 13-18 have, or will have, a mental illness. In order to offset the widespread detrimental effects of unaddressed psychological issues it’s best to seek the help of an experienced professional in the mental health field as soon as possible.
  • Coping skills
  • Impulse control issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Assertiveness training
  • Risk seeking behaviors
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Academic issues
  • Peer pressure
  • Social media use & Behavioral Addiction
  • Body image
  • Family conflict
  • ADHD
  • Self-Harming Behaviors

YOUNG ADULTS

Sadly, Young adults and Millennials are experiencing higher levels of depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide than any other generation before. 75% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 24.

  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Career decisions
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Identity
  • Perfectionism
  • ADHD
  • Substance Abuse

PARENTS / FAMILIES

Multigenerational transmission of issues are chronic patterns that continue to reoccur and are passed on to generation after generation. It’s what I like to call “recycled-pain.” In order to break this “cycle” successfully, one family must have the courage to confront the pattern, dig up the root of the issue, and begin to take the appropriate steps to heal. It is always possible to create compassionate, healthy, and supportive relationships regardless of family history.

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS

Individual’s struggling with a “co-occurring disorders” not only struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or OCD but also substance abuse. According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously. More than half of those people are men. These disorders require an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to treatment.