Welcome

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.

Whom Do I Work With?

 

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
  • “experimenting”
  • sad, emotional, or withdrawn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.

 

 I am certainly not limited by the topics above, therefore contact me with any specific concerns.

 

Here’s What I Listened to Last Week: 🎓Grad Edition🎓 

I’m still listening to stuff, but also feel like I’ve fallen behind in keeping up with all my podcasts, but I’ve got some interesting listens for those who are graduating from college or high school. Like all graduation speeches, it can be a pertinent/relevant talk for the whole audience, not just the graduates.

 

So here’s what I listened to:

Importance of Relationships

Ultimate Advice for Every 22y/o

How to Resolve Internal Conflict

Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go

Bonus: Positivity

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☀Rise and Shine☀

The Earth has awakened from the rest and recovery of winter, and for many spring has arrived.

For many increased daylight after work/school has led to enjoying outdoor activities or fresh air in the evenings. For others, their bodies and minds have awakened to the opportunities of renewal and fresh beginnings.

 

From my vantage point, two divergent things are commonly observed. My clients from the fall or winter are doing better, or have decreased the need to see me. Others are struggling with the forthcoming life transition: end of a school year, graduation, addition of a new family member, the end of a relationship, etc.

 

Whether you are on spring break, spring cleaning, in a period of reflection, or observing Lent- a new season is upon us.

What are you still holding onto from 2016?

What goals do you want to start in Q2?

What obstacles prevent you from progressing?

What supports do you need in this season of life?

 

 

Here’s What I Listened to Last Week #3

 

As I recently told a social work class, one of the unique perspective of social workers, is understanding a client and the environment around them. This is certainly something that I practice daily, and has informed me in the various clients that I have/had work with. Whether it was a child from a single parent home living in public housing, or an adult with chronic mental illness who’s longing for connection.

 

An issue that is commonly known, but is complex is low socio-economic status or poverty. Poverty is more than just one’s annual total income, or whether one has a job, and its affects all aspects of daily life that can become emotionally, mentally, and/or physically traumatic- trauma that can affect one’s DNA and future generations.

 

So here’s what I listened to a couple of weeks ago:

Poverty Myth

Economics of Surrogacy

Systemic School Segregation

Strangers in Their Own Land Read the rest of this entry »