Substance Abuse and Addiction
Have you found yourself at a point in your life where you feel that you may have a problem with alcohol or other substances? Perhaps, your loved ones have expressed some concerns for your well-being, or you have suffered legal or professional consequences due to substance misuse.
I believe that the idea of loss is foundational to therapy. Many of the issues people face can be traced back to improperly grieved loss, in some form or another. The idea of grief and loss is often avoided because it is unpleasant. Those experiencing loss tend to want to get back to their lives leaving these old wounds open. In order to make room for change, one has to mourn the loss of the old to make room for the new. There is no miracle to this process, just talk therapy. In my experience, I have seen how simply talking it through provides you with the opportunity to heal from the pain of the loss. There is nothing dysfunctional about feeling the pain of grief, loss, or abandonment. Quite the contrary, it is the way to move through the pain and heal the wound. Sometimes, healing requires someone experienced guiding you through it. Everyone mourns the loss at their own pace. Your ability to access your pain and grief will dictate the time frame needed for a full recovery and a new beginning.
All Child and Teen Issues
I have been working with youth for over 25 years. I have seen everything from high functioning autism to conduct disorder. Whether you are struggling to get your child to follow directions or get them off of heroin, the chances are that I have worked with that issue many times. I started my career working with youth and I will continue to work with this special population as long as I am in this field.
Individual counseling sessions provide an opportunity for you to dig deep into your past, heal traumas, learn new coping skills, let go of guilt and shame, and make important life decisions. In my private practice, I have helped many people find their purpose and overcome setbacks. I am pleased to be of service to individuals who are looking to make positive changes in their lives and discover their true potential. I am confident in my ability to provide an open, nonjudgmental, and supportive approach in the therapeutic relationship with my clients on an individual basis. I believe my job is to guide you to the answers within yourself. I use eclectic techniques that are rooted in a variety of evidence-based practices and tailored to fit each individual client.
I believe that you are the expert on your own life and each case is different. For example, some people cannot use drugs and alcohol and others are able to use in moderation. I offer a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore such issues and provide experienced advice for the direction you choose to take. I believe that together we can develop a treatment plan that is best suited for you.
Do Good Therapy – Infidelity
From my years of experience working with couples, I have produced a book entitled Infidelity. In it, I demystify the complicated nature of extramarital affairs, be it emotional or physical, and offer a practical 10-step approach to cope and move towards healing and stability.
What My Clients Are Saying
In the mental health community, there’s a term commonly used called “Self Regulation." While there are some interchangeable words that mean the same thing, it’s pretty much just as it sounds. It’s your ability to self soothe, self regulate, or manage your emotions in...
In today’s world, I understand the power and value of social media, and everyone’s need to be heard. However, I’m regularly surprised, and periodically cringe at what people are willing to say publicly. I refrain from judgment, certainly understand, and relate to the...
When communication is poor relationships suffer the most while talking about areas that produce high conflict. I consider these areas “hot topics”. However, some couples can’t even communicate about simple subjects because their unresolved issues and resentments bleed...