THINGS THAT I TREAT
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Trauma & PTSD
Anxiety & OCD
ADHD & Disruptive Behaviors
Stress & Worry
Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation
Healthy Dating Relationships
Video Game Addiction
General Coping Skills
Adjustment to a blended family
Adjustment to adoption/foster care
Parenting & discipline help
Exposure to domestic abuse/violence
Coping with chronic illness
TYPES OF THERAPY USED
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents and caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties such as physical and sexual abuse, traumatic grief, and exposure to violence in the home or community.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behavior. During the course of treatment clients learn how to identify and change unhelpful and damaging thought patterns. CBT is also empirically supported and has been shown to effectively help clients overcome a wide variety of maladaptive behaviors.
PLAY THERAPY TECHNIQUES
Play Therapy is a form of counseling that involves the use of toys, dolls, puppets, drawings, and games to help the child recognize, identify, and verbalize feelings. As themes or patterns begin to develop, the therapist can better understand the child's problems and will assist the client's understanding and management of their conflicts, feelings, and behaviors.
FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY
Family systems theory looks at the family as a cohesive emotional unit. In family systems therapy, family members work together to better understand their group dynamic and how their behavior can affect other members of the family. During treatment, each member of the family will have the chance to voice their opinions or discuss any troubles. The family then works together to find a solution for how to relieve stress from the individual and strain from the family as a whole.
SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY
The primary intention of Solution Focused Brief Therapy is to help clients find solutions to challenges. The client is considered the "expert" on their concerns, and the therapist encourages the individual to envision their solution, or what change would look like, and then outline the steps necessary to solve problems and achieve goals. Research has shown SFBT may be a helpful intervention for youth who are experiencing behavioral concerns or academic/school-related concerns. It has also proven effective as an approach to family therapy. This method is often used in conjunction with other approaches.
COST OF SERVICES
Not currently accepting insurance.
I do offer a sliding scale for those in financial need.
Please feel free to contact me for more information.
20 Minute Consultation
Introductions, questions and clarifications
INITIAL INTAKE SESSION
90 Minute Initial Session
Review paperwork, complete questionnaires, gather information and develop a plan for treatment
50 minute session
50 minute session