We all have losses in our lives, and we need to grieve them. Change always brings about loss - sometimes even positive change. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, or you are experiencing another kind of life change -- I can help.
Welcome! I am so glad that you have landed here. The needs of children and adolescents can be overwhelming at times, and support is critical to our health and wellbeing. I am honored to be a resource to families looking to support their child’s mental health needs. I specialize in partnering with children experiencing life transitions, behavioral and social difficulties, anxiety, grief and trauma. I have worked in children’s behavioral health and the education system for the past seven years. I am happy to collaborate with school staff and other providers to ensure the most comprehensive care for your child.
I am an interactive, compassionate, and down-to-earth therapist. My approach begins with having respect for your experiences, your current understanding of yourself, and your innate (though perhaps hidden) ability to help yourself. From there we work together to develop solutions for whatever brings you to treatment. This may include practical one-time solutions or more extensive behavior changes based on a deeper understanding of your personality and development.
When things are difficult, it can isolate us, drain our emotional reserves, and limit our ability to look at things in new ways. I work to help clients appreciate the depth of their experience, and support them toward personal strength and healthier relationships. My style is open, collaborative, direct, and supportive. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years in private practice. I also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Rochester's Counseling Center for many years.
A seasoned clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in mental health counseling and crisis management. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work with concentrations in psychotherapy. My therapy approach is warm, empathetic, collaborative, and supportive. You will have the space to process and share so that we can uncover solutions together. You can feel safe to talk about anything. With a safe, judgment-free, therapeutic space, you will find yourself on the road to personal growth, self-development, empowerment and a healthier, more fulfilled you. I look forward to working with you.
Every day you wake up feeling tired with your mind racing. The constant nagging, comparisons and desire to do better, be better won't go away. It seems like the longer things go the more it impacts your relationships and those around you. Your not a patient as you used to be. You're worried if you don't do something now it will eventually be too late. You know things need to change and you desperately want some sense of normalcy. You've had it with feeling stuck in the same place but nothing you do seems to work and you just don't know what to do at this point.
Psychotherapy is a process of slowing down and working together to understand what has been troubling you. The type of therapy I practice is grounded in making sense of how past relationships, experiences, and identities are impacting you in the here and now. The patient-therapist relationship becomes our primary source for understanding your patterns in other relationships and I strive to create a therapy relationship that fosters curiosity, vulnerability, and growth.
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention with youth, adults, and families who exhibit defiant/challenging behaviors, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, trauma histories, interpersonal conflict, as well as other school and mental health-related problems. I love helping people of all ages improve their well-being and life satisfaction, increase their self-esteem and self-worth, further explore their true self and personal values, and learn to live a more mindful, connected, and meaningful life.
I build relationships which focus my clients on taking action to improve the quality of their lives. I guide guide inquiry and personal discovery to generate awareness and responsibility, and I provide clients with structure, support, and feedback. My clients tend to be capable of some measure of psychological insight and highly motivated to accomplish their goals, whether they be individual or relational.
If you’re here, it might be because you feel off, not like yourself, maybe a little lost. Someone might be encouraging you to seek support, or maybe, no one knows how truly bad you feel. A major life change may be impacting you more than you thought, feelings of depression and loneliness are becoming unmanageable. Stress may be overwhelming and impacting many areas of your life. The journey into parenthood may have brought about feelings of doubt, memories of past trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and longing.
Do you find it hard to motivate yourself, organize your daily life, follow through with plans and achieve your goals? Do you struggle with self-esteem or get stuck in negative thought-spirals? Do you get anxious or down frequently? Do you often act or speak impulsively or have trouble communicating effectively? I am an LMHC with over 7 years of experience. I treat ADHD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, grief, trauma, relationship challenges and life transitions. I help clients understand themselves, identify strengths and find better ways to achieve their goals and feel better about themselves and their lives.
The people I serve are couples, families, children, teens, adolescents, young adults and college students. Their issues can stem from neglect, abandonment, difficulties in school and the work place, low self esteem, relationship challenges. Furthermore my clients may need support overcoming divorce, separation, wanting to feel triumphant as a parent, and to become a victorious single mother or father for their children.
Struggling with substance use disorders can often be lonely, isolating and confusing. There is a lot of help offered out there, but so often what's being offered can be confusing and conflicting. Is addiction a behavior? A spiritual malady? A disease? Or is it something more? My own path of recovery took me many attempts and eventually led me to school to seek the science behind substance use disorders, to recovery rooms, to many therapists for personal recovery, and to lots of different religious avenues in search of meaning and understanding. What I found has illuminated my own path and practice. I love to pass these insights on.
I believe that every person can benefit from the support of a trusted helper. As we move through life and experience transitions, challenges and struggles, a person with tools, perspective, and confidence is well-equipped to move forward and to heal. While we cannot change what has happened to us, I believe in healing, growth and resilience. My clients present with a broad range of challenges and are ready to walk alongside a supportive therapist as they make changes in their lives, develop important skills and work towards becoming the best versions of themselves.
Do you feel as though you are struggling with stress, anxiety, relationships, grief, or a variety of other concerns? Counseling may be an excellent opportunity for you to discuss and process these concerns in a safe and confidential environment. If you feel motivated towards making changes in your life, you may benefit from the empathetic ear and professional experience of a licensed mental health counselor.
*Evening Hours offered* Teletherapy now offered - Do Anxiety, Panic, Obsessions or Worry keep you from living the life you want? Are your relationships, your work or happiness effected? I specialize in helping younger adults (18-39) work through these and other challenges such as Bipolar Disorder, Relationship Problems, Low Self Esteem or Depression. In sessions you will be heard, supported and won't be judged. I have a down to earth approach that focuses on what will be the most effective approach in your particular situation. The goal is for you to feel better, to be stronger and to no longer feel the need for therapy.
You want to live more freely, more wholly, more in touch with who you really are. You want to find your way to wholeness and freedom. You may be looking to share and explore things that have never felt safe to open up before. You may have tried and benefited from other kinds of therapy, and are interested now in treatment that is focused on real, embodied experience now, in the present, rather than endlessly re-telling the same stories. You may have realized how the past has affected you, and you would rather define yourself than being bound by it. You are ready above all to reclaim your own innate goodness, wholeness, and strength.
I have seen therapy help people from all walks of life and have a deep respect for its healing and transformative power. My approach is both active and receptive: I emphasize listening and learning from each unique person, while offering questions and observations to open up new insight, and specific suggestions when needed to create change. This helps me to gain a dynamic understanding of your situation and work collaboratively toward your goals.
Life can be hard, that's why as a counselor I am dedicated to creating a safe space to explore and process experiences. My mission is to help people gain a better understanding of themselves so they can work through difficult times feeling confident and supported throughout their journey. I have experience working with kids, teens and adults struggling with feelings associated with anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, relationship struggles, trauma and substance use. I enjoy working with people who are curious about their well-being and want someone who will join them in their journey.
As LGBTQPIA+ individuals, our daily lives are often clouded with shame, fear, isolation, and trauma but it doesn’t have to be this way. Through self-expression and art making, we can find healing, empowerment, self-discovery, and community. My goal as a therapist is to make sure you are feeling heard, accepted, and supported on our therapeutic journey together. Through talk and art-making I can help counter negative experiences that leave you feeling invalidated as your authentic self by giving you the ability to freely explore and express yourself and work towards feeling more in control and capable of handling life's challenges.