My Approach to Individual Therapy
My approach to therapy is geared towards helping adults who are looking to find a way to address areas of their life in which they feel directionless, or where they need assistance in managing their emotions or making decisions. I help clients to identify and utilize their existing strengths while simultaneously cultivating new skills. My clients are struggling with issues of identity, interpersonal relationships, career decisions, and understanding and processing the impact that their past experiences (many rooted in childhood) have had on their current functioning.
I specialize in working with young/emerging adults (people in their 20's and 30's) AKA..."Millennials." Though I'm not a fan of the term "Millennials" there just doesn't seem to be a better name for the generation of adults currently in their 20's to 30's who are facing the challenge of transitioning into full fledged adult lives and defining who they want to be while simultaneously being faced with big decisions surrounding careers, relationships, identity and family. How do we feel about calling it the "Adulting Generation?"
Jury is still out!
I am experienced in treating issues of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, poor school/job performance, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, communication barriers, dating and relationship challenges, issues of organization, struggles surrounding trauma and loss, PTSD, and identity related issues surrounding race, gender, class, sexuality, sexual orientation, and LGBTQI.
I also specialize in working with people who have experienced difficult or traumatic childhoods. This includes, but is not limited to: survivors of childhood physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse; people whose parents have a history of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc; people who were bullied as children; people who were in foster care as children; and people who experienced other life stressors during childhood.