Counseling Psychology Services & Areas of Expertise
Relationship problems, suicidality, grief, and more. Individual therapy with me is collaborative. I will provide an assessment of the problem and a diagnosis if necessary. Together we will identify goals for therapy. I will work hard to ensure that your experience with therapy is a good fit for you.
About 20% of women experience postpartum depression and it is widely untreated. Women are told that this is the happiest time of their lives and so when it’s not, you feel like there is something really, really wrong with you. You are not alone. And it doesn’t have to be this way.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals have unique challenges related to their sexual minority identities. Despite the dawn of nationally recognized marriage equality, there remain a number of battles for LGBTQ individuals that may contribute to stress, depression and anxiety.
Well-meaning friends and family think they are helping by telling you to just calm down and quit making a big deal about everything. They don’t understand that you can’t help it and if you could relax, you would! Anxiety is a terrible experience to live with, and life doesn’t have to be this way.
Maybe this has happened as the result of the loss of a loved one, and people are telling you it’s normal. Perhaps it’s something you have been experiencing your whole life, and you thought it was normal. Whatever the case may be, the time to treat your mood disorder is always NOW.
Survivors of trauma have unique experiences of self-blame, shame, and guilt that outsiders don’t seem to understand. People may tell you that it wasn’t your fault. No matter the circumstances, abuse is never your fault. But it may feel impossible for you to believe that.
Mania is literally the polar opposite of depression. You may have a ton of energy, feel very focused and motivated, and feel fantastic about yourself. However, while shifts in mood are normal, these kinds of drastic highs and lows are not, and together we will come up with a plan keep your overall mood more even.
It is heartbreaking when your young one is struggling. You are the one who cares the most and oftentimes, simply because you are the parent, you are the one with whom your child least wants to talk. Building a relationship with a therapist can be the key to unlocking the door a child’s pain and determining the best path to healing.
Chances are, if you are struggling in your relationship, therapy is not the first thing you have tried.. It’s also likely that one of you is more interested in being in therapy than the other. With years of couple counseling experience, I appreciate the delicate balance of being a third party in a room with two people who have been romantically involved.