Overview

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my training and license allow me to provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, families, couples and individual adults. That is a wide variety of people. Even so, there is a kind of "common denominator" about the way that I work, and the way that I am.

I create a safe, grounded container and a vast sense of friendliness and acceptance. There is room for all of your mistakes, worries, past trauma and pain. In my view, the reasons you seek therapy:  the anxiety, the powerful inner critic, the lack of "spark", the childhood trauma that doesn't go away, the pain of difficult relationships, etc., point us directly to the exact thing that will, when transformed, allow you to fulfill your desires. I am intuitively drawn toward the parts of people that need healing. I can usually point out what is needed to make the shifts, to release, to forgive. Then we team up and do the work. 

If I had to name a speciality, it would have to be the child...meaning both actual children and the "inner children" within adults. I am absolutely passionate about helping clients reclaim their inner spark, truth, creativity, gifts and worth: their inner child.

Another unique aspect of my work is that I have been trained in energy healing and I utilize this in my psychotherapy sessions when useful. The combination of inner child work and/or play therapy and energy healing work can be very powerful.

The following are some of the symptoms/disorders/experiences with which I have helped clients:

  • anxiety

  • parenting concerns

  • low self-esteem

  • childhood physical abuse

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

  • relationship issues

  • strong inner critic

  • depression

  • suicidality in children

  • inner child work

  • social anxiety

  • lack of "spark"

  • parent-child conflict

  • children who have suffered from neglect

  • children who experienced serious trauma

  • grief and loss

  • divorce and blended families

For more details on what I do, read about my ways of working in adult therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, and play therapy.