Problems and My Approach

I provide psychotherapy to adolescents, young adults and their families.


I never stick with the surface level of a symptom, but work intensively with people to address deeper causes for behavioral problems and emotional suffering. I combine this depth-oriented approach with humor and a more active, coaching style when needed. I feel t he act of storytelling and constructing positive narratives is very healing, especially for youths and families who have been through painful transitions or challenges. I also find that creative and expressive forms of therapy, including art and Sandplay, help my patients access depths and w ells of feeling sometimes unreachable by talk therapy.

Individual, family, couples, and parent consultation sessions are available and usually range from 50 to 80 minutes per session. Individual sessions for a minor patient are offered weekly or twice per week, with adjunctive parent sessions occurring on a monthly basis or as needed. The therapy office contains a waiting room, exit room, and spacious therapy room outfitted with a sand tray and sandplay figures; an art therapy table with numerous supplies, and a "talk therapy" seating area large enough for up to six people.

Areas of Treatment Include:

  • Emotional Problems
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Family Dynamics and Discord
  • Parenting Support and Education
  • Grief and Loss
  • Academic and School Problems
  • Social Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Problems Adjusting to Divorce/Separation
  • Creative Blocks
  • Asperger's Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm (cutting, suicide attempts, suicidal ideation)
Treatment Modalities/Specialties Include:
  • Sand Play Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Structural, Bowenian and Strategic Family Therapy
  • Dream Work and Interpretation
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology-oriented Psychodynamic Therapy

Symptoms and problems do not mean that there is something inherently wrong with a youth. Symptoms are a child's way of letting us know that he or she is hurting or struggling with a developmental task. Psychotherapy is an opportunity for young people to work through whatever is bothering them with a caring, attentive adult.

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