I provide individual therapy for older adolescents and adults, giving you the space to talk about and deal with everything you keep inside. The stuff that no one else seems to understand, we sort through together. I can help you learn to slow down and get to know yourself and what you want. I can work with you to explore patterns in your life that create distress and teach you how to manage them before the sense of overwhelm takes you over. Maybe you’ve talked to others, even therapists, who make it all about them and what they want, or what they think you should do. In therapy, I am going to be fully present with you to help you find YOUR path that feels good for YOU!
Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS): I am a certified trainer of SPARCS, an evidence-informed practice that is a strengths-based, present-focused group model for adolescents who have been chronically traumatized and/or are living in the midst of ongoing extreme stress (DeRosa, Habib, Pelcovitz, Rathus, Sonnenklar, Ford, Sunday, Layne, Saltzman, Turnbull, Labruna, & Kaplan, 2005). SPARCS helps adolescents learn to cope better in the moment, discover and rely on their strengths, make connections with others, form supportive relationships, cultivate awareness, and create meaning.
Stress Management: Stress is our body’s reaction to challenging life experiences. It’s a normal reaction built in to help us deal with extreme demands. Unfortunately, over time high levels of stress can take a serious toll on our health. I am available to teach groups mindfulness-based approaches to better manage the emotional and physical tension related to the demands of our fast-paced lives.
LGBT Inclusive Services: Many people who are LGBT resist reaching out for needed healthcare and mental healthcare services because of real or anticipated experiences of negative encounters in these systems, such as discriminatory practices, insensitivity, or lack of knowledge. I provide training for organizations in developing an inclusive environment for people who identify as LGBT.
Other tailored training options: If you have training needs that align with my practice or other trainings listed here, please contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss creating a training for your group or organization.