Trust and openness. Building the trust between client and provider is a key part to seeing success in therapy. With that trust comes the ability to be open with one another and to say things that may be challenging to hear. With trust and openness we can create a safe theraputic space where real growth can happen.
My process is very client centered. I want the client to come up with their personal goals for therapy. This process is done by asking questions about your life and where you want to be in your personal, professional, social, and spiritual life. Then we come up with achievable and measureable ways to obtain those goals.
I am very outgoing in my personal life and love to talk to people and learn about their life experiences. In therapy I like to let the client lead the discussions about their life and experiences while I am an active listener who provides feedback and asks questions.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Adoption & foster care
Adoption and foster care considerations include education on the process, integrating the new family, establishing household rules and boundaries, processing past trauma on behalf of the child, emotional health, and other adjustment procedures.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Provides family therapy/counseling
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Often faced during separation or divorce, arrangements for child custody and support must be negotiated. At times prolonged or high-conflict, this can lead to mental health challenges like anxiety or depression among family members.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
MA, LCSW, 226506
MSW, Individual and Family Therapy, Boise State University
I have experience with individual and family therapy. I have worked with adolescents in a group home as a residential counselor. I have also been a play therapist with young children in outpatient and school settings.
Remote Therapy, Quincy, 02169, MA