I see a variety of clients ranging from couples to individual adults and children. I emphasize that a therapeutic relationship is a personal one. It is important to me for my clients to feel that they are actively involved in the process of therapy, and I make an effort to progress at their pace. I frequently serve as a guide, ensuring that we address the needs that the client has identified, while also offering my own perspective on their issues.
I enjoy working with couples and families who are having problems communicating with each other. My demeanor during sessions tends to be calm, which is often effective in deescalating conflict. I have also been successful engaging adolescent males and females in individual and group therapy sessions, addressing such issues as depression and anger.
During my fifteen plus years in the social services field, I also have worked with children with developmental disabilities in home, camp, and office settings. I have utilized play and art therapy with children, as well. Finally, I have had success in engaging senior adults in counseling sessions in the past
I have two children of my own who are the center of my world. I enjoy traveling, camping, playing and watching sports.
I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Academy of Psychotherapists.
Individual or couples counseling, working with children and adults to address a variety of issues, including the following:
- Aggression (particularly with adolescents)
- Communication difficulties
- Hyperactivity in children
- Grief and loss
- Domestic violence and related issues
- Parenting problems
- Employee assistance
B.A., Connecticut College, 1996
M.S.W., University of Central Florida, 1998