Using an integrative approach, I will work collaboratively with you to identify and build upon your strengths, and help you make connections to increase your insight.
Together we will create goals, and strive to achieve them in a supportive,
As an associate marriage and family therapist, I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families with a special emphasis on women's issues.
I am committed to providing culturally-sensitive services to a diverse group of clients.
Women in our society are often underestimated, undervalued, and objectified. From an early age, girls are socialized to pursue attractiveness and measure one's self-worth as defined by others. It can take a lifetime to reclaim the self, and create a life that is satisfying according to one's own definition of happiness. Issues with body image, family of origin, culture, sexuality, physical or sexual abuse, gender, power, self-esteem, career, relationships, fertility, pregnancy, childlessness, parenting, adoption, divorce, life transitions, aging and more, are all worthy topics for exploration through the therapeutic process.
The young adult years of 18-24 are typically associated with big changes; whether entering college, beginning a career, or just taking time to figure things out, young adults are continuing that developmental task of separating from caregivers, seeking autonomy, and discovering one's talents and purpose. Therapy can be a good place to work through issues of identity, address familial issues, and discover and remove obstacles to success.
Being a teenager, especially in today's world, is extremely difficult. Pressure on today's teens is intensified due to widespread use of social media, which can result in insecurity, isolation, depression, and anxiety. Pressure to achieve in academics, sports, and extra-curricular activities can cause an enormous amount of stress. Quick-changing moods, risky behavior, and defiance that many teens display are developmentally appropriate, as they begin the process of distancing themselves from their parents. Therapy can be a good place to work through issues of identity and self-esteem, improve communication with others, and learn coping skills to address the depression and anxiety associated with stress.