Specialty Areas
of Therapy

*  Child Counseling
*  Anxiety and Fears
*  Depression
*  Mood Disorders
*  Grief Counseling
*  Divorce Counseling
*  Parenting Solutions
*  Premarital Counseling
*  Relationship Issues
*  Trauma and PTSD

Professional Background

Professional History


My Theoretical Approach
To Therapy
A Short Summary

In general, my theoretical approach is based on a school of thought developed by Alfred Adler and is referred to as Adlerian Therapy. It emphasizes a collaborative partnership with clients as its primary theme. Also, central to this approach is providing encouragement and information to guide the client to use their own power to make changes necessary in their lives.

The Adlerian approach provides a ‘frame’ or structure to my methods of counseling. Here are some of the therapeutic techniques I employ to help children and families and another set more suitable to help adults.

Methods of Counseling
For Children, Adolescents & Families

Cognitive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
For fears and worries, school refusal, self-esteem issues, aggressive behavior, shyness, attention-deficit disorder, oppositional defiance, and conduct disorders.

Family Therapy and Family Contracts:
For situations of transitions, grief, family discord, children and adolescents with defiant and disruptive behavior.

Group:
To address social skills and self-esteem, to work with children and adolescents who are being treated for depression and bipolar disorder.

Mindfulness and Relaxation:
This is a method used to treat depression and anxiety by shifting the focus from the problem to a more relaxed way of living.

Parent Coaching:
To coach parents in working with challenging and difficult children and adolescents.

Play Therapy:
For children who are experiencing a wide range of behavior problems. Play therapy is especially useful in cases of divorce, trauma and death of a significant person.

Psycho-education:
For mood disorders in children and adolescents and their families.

Theraplay© Techniques:
For attachment problems and regressive behaviors.

 

Methods of Counseling With Adults

Brief Therapy:
For transitional situations such as career change, new marriage, first child, blending families, divorce and death.

Cognitive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
For fears and worries, self-esteem issues, anger management, personality disorders, relationship difficulties.

Divorce Therapy:
To develop a strategy for working with your ex-spouse to maintain a focus of what is in the best interest of the children involved in the marital split

Marital Therapy and Marital Contracts:
For situations of marital discord.

Mindfulness and Relaxation:
This is a method used to treat depression and anxiety by shifting the focus from the problem to a more relaxed way of living.

Parent Coaching:
To coach parents in providing safety for their children by setting appropriate limits in a unified manner.

Psycho-education:
For assisting the client, family members in understanding mood disorders in adults in a way that mobilizes support and understanding as well as connectedness with their loved ones.

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