Therapy is a place where one can learn to explore, express, and verbalize feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential setting, while working to effect positive change in the present, and hope for lasting change in the future.
I am a clinical social worker with 10 years of professional experience. It would be my pleasure to work with you or your family member to find solutions to life’s barriers and challenges.
Curious to know if therapy can be helpful, feel free to contact me.
I am most comfortable working with children as young as 8 years old to the young at heart.
Does any of this sound like your child?
- angry, explosive, oppositional, or defiant
- difficulty falling asleep
- experienced a life-changing event
- academic difficulties, has an IEP
- sad, emotional, or withdrawn
- changes in interests or peers
- consumes too much media
- shy, difficulties making friends
- surrounded by “drama”
- prefer talking to peers than with parents
- anxious, new fears, nervous
- going through a transition
- has a chronic medical condition
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, I would be honored to work with you and/or your child.
Feel free to contact me for a NO OBLIGATION consultation.
I am certainly not limited by the topics above, therefore contact me with any specific concerns.
In Part 1 of this two part post on In Front of the 8 ball, I talked about the misconceptions around mental health, and why people avoid seeking out help or consultation. If you’ve made it to Part 2 then congratulations, as I’ve piqued your interest, and perhaps you’re contemplating the possibility of change in your life.
“I need help now. Whom do I see? Where do I go?” These are often the first questions we ask when we have an area of our lives that needs immediate attention. We need: a home inspection, an educational consultation, a health or fitness makeover. If you work for a mid-size to large company or organization, it is very likely that you have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This is a program that your employer contracts out to another organization to provide immediate assistance to alleviate any concerns or difficulties an employee may have. Employee Assistance Programs offer counseling services, as well as legal, financial, or wellness services. The best thing about EAP programs is that all of the services are free, already prepaid via your employer, and entirely confidential (your employer will not know that you have accessed or used EAP benefits).
I am certainly no pool shark, nor have spent significant time in billiard clubs. However, I am familiar with what it means to be caught behind the 8 ball. It’s a precarious position, where the angles of your next shot are limited. You only have so many options. Think of it as trying to watch your favorite band/team/show from an “obstructed view” seat (bom, bom, BOMP).
In our own lives, we generally want to avoid these difficult positions, where our options for maneuvering are limited. Sometimes, we’d just like to skip over the difficult parts. Other times there’s a strong magnetic pull that attracts all things gloomy and negative.
More commonly there are those who stay out of difficult situations by staying/looking ahead, Read the rest of this entry »
In my personal life, often times people will ask how I became a counselor. I usually share that my intentions going into college were to go into physical therapy while majoring in psychology. Well, it turns out that the pre-PT science classes and I did not get along, but, go figure, I had no problems in my neuroscience classes. So I made the decision to let go of PT, and fully explore what my options were, which led me to social work. My original goal had been to help people recuperate from physical injuries. For the past ten years, I’ve been helping people achieve a different kind of healing, and also to maximize their potential, transform, and find answers/solutions. Read the rest of this entry »