People come to me because they are struggling and feel stuck. My approach involves providing information about how the brain works, how to use it as your ally instead of an enemy, and how to recognize strength in the very things that challenge you. (ex: There are so many wonderful things about having ADHD!) I do this in the context of interpersonal relationships where we talk about things like identity and communication/conflict resolution skills.
I specialize in working with adults and children/families who are challenged by anxiety, ADHD, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)/Social Communication Disorder/”Asperger’s Syndrome,” but I have experience with many different issues. In addition to my specialties, I have training and experience regarding: depression, executive functioning skills (organization, time management, prioritization), the role of nutrition & sleep in mental wellness, and parenting issues, including healthy co-parenting in divorced families.
I often find that people often come to see me because they are going through a major life transition. I can help you to sort through your challenges, work with you to find insights that inspire positive decisions and changes, and encourage you to be patient with yourself as you work to figure things out.
I pride myself as being an LGBTQIA+ friendly therapist.
I LOVE science and frequently bring current research findings into my work with clients. Working from a strengths-based perspective, some of my special skills are:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – helpful for worry/anxiety, depression, and anger
- CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed techniques – helpful for mood swings, anger, extreme emotional sensitivity
- Research based communication strategies
- Social Thinking™ informed strategies
- Researched based executive functioning skills training
- Research based ADHD interventions
- Parent Coaching informed by the above mentioned techniques.
So, enough about me…I look forward to hearing about YOU. Contact me by:
I offer a free phone consultation, if you would like one, and then we can set up your first appointment. And if you decide that I wouldn’t be a good match, that’s ok. I encourage you to keep looking until you find someone who is. Not every therapist is right for every client. Follow your gut and you’ll figure it out. Just keep trying until you find someone who you feel comfortable with sharing the tough stuff with, and who helps you to feellike you are moving forward.