Areas of Expertise
Every relationship goes through rough patches and transitions. Maybe you’re experiencing the affects of infidelity or a betrayal; pressures from extended family; the stress of raising the kids…or an empty nest; or the loss of a loved one. You may be feeling unhappy or lonely or craving the appreciation and respect that you used to feel for each other. You know that this is not how you want your relationship to be.
Domestic violence occurs when one partner abuses the other. There are many reasons for the behavior. One motive is to gain control over one’s partner. Domestic violence has different levels of severity. There are also differences in how often it can occur. It may happen in any type of relationship. It can impact family, friends, and others. Domestic violence is also known as intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, and domestic abuse.
Children / Childhood Trauma
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment model designed to assist children, adolescents, and their families in overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic experience.
This evidence-based method has been proven effective for treatment after multiple traumas or a single traumatic event, and therapists trained in TF-CBT are frequently able to help children experiencing the emotional effects of trauma address and resolve these effects.
My counseling style is warm, intuitive, and compassionate. I utilize a variety of counseling methods for each client’s personality and counseling needs. I am Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) certified and use problem solving, structural and strategic family therapy techniques, which emphasizes crafting a strategy for treatment, thinking in stages of therapy and of change and focusing on out-of-session tasks as a complement to in-session change enactments.