Providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Behavioral problems of children
- Substance Use
- Parenting Issues
- Process Addictions (gambling, gaming, internet, sex, pornography)
- Couples and Marriage Counseling
I strive to create counseling sessions to meet the unique needs for my clients.
For some, talk therapy is a natural fit and for others it is not. For these folks, creative modalities such as EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Havening and Sand tray therapy may be a better fit. These therapies do not rely heavily on talking.or remembering painful events in detail. I am certified in EMDR and Havening, and I have completed levels one and two of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
I am a certified Play Therapist and for young children, I use play therapy. In this type of therapy, the child takes the lead and I provide a safe and structured environment for children to work through their problems through the use of specially selected play items. For older children and adolescents creative interventions are incorporated to provide an alternative means for expression. I maintain contact with the child’s parent to provide updates and to determine if progress is being made. Parents are invited into therapy sessions when appropriate.
For those parents who would like to improve their parenting skills, I use Filial Therapy . In this type of therapy, I teach the parent interventions that they practice with their child in my play room.
For adults I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Sensorimotor Psychotherapy , Ego State Therapy, Havening Techniques, Hypnosis, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) .
Hypnosis uses a client's own internal resources to make the changes they wish to see in their lives. Hypnosis is a state of concentrated attention that allows the client deeper clarity for attaining their goals. Sometimes, hypnosis is used to explore factors that may stall progress toward goals.
Havening techniques create Delta waves, which create deep relaxation. These techniques can quickly reduce or eliminate emotions that interfere with daily life.
I provide Substance Abuse assessments and counseling for adolescents and adults in an outpatient setting. These Outpatient services are primarily for those who are unaware that they have a problem, those who would like to stop a small problem before it becomes a big problem or folks who have completed intensive outpatient treatment and require follow up care.