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- sad, emotional, or withdrawn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.
I am certainly not limited by the topics above, therefore contact me with any specific concerns.
A common thing that I hear from teens is that they hate being watched–when they enter a store at the mall, or by a parent trying to sneak-a-peek when they are on the computer.
The truth is no one likes a micro-manager; everyone would prefer to be trusted to work efficiently in an independent manner. While traveling in London (many years ago) I was struck with the number of clearly visible security cameras in public places. On any given busy street corner in London, it seems almost every visible angle is covered by a camera mounted on the exterior of a building, the utility pole, a street sign, traffic light pole, etc. I wasn’t sure if I should feel safe or feel so violated that my image was being transmitted and saved to a server somewhere far away. Additionally, no one was asking me whether I cared, and there was no way I could avoid being “watched.”
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Summertime, for many, is synonymous with travel, especially the hours-long car trip. I took several trips this summer by car. Sometimes trips would take longer than expected and cause me to fantasize about flying by helicopter or the future of flying cars.
I’m sure I’m not alone on one the beauties of traveling by car: the GPS device. It ensures that we’ll get to our preset destination in a way without getting lost, or having to consult a “local” for directions, or having a paper map (remember those?). The GPS device allows me to know exactly when I will reach my end goal, as well as when I’ll need to make those turns to eventually reach my destination. It’s almost a clairvoyant device that keeps track of our short and long term goals on the road. Read the rest of this entry »
. . .Where the Heart Is
. . . .Wherever I’m with You.
Every summer I make the trek back to the home that I lived in for only 2 years before leaving for college. In childhood there were many places that I called “home.” This home that my parents proudly own, the one that I barely have any memories in, is still considered home, as much as I claim that the particular town is also my home. Read the rest of this entry »