Individual therapy is a collaborative and supportive process between therapist and client that seeks to restore or improve a client’s quality of life. Therapy can help individuals overcome thoughts, feelings and behaviors that interfere with emotional and mental well-being. Therapy can treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as everyday concerns including relational problems, stress management and career ambitions. Additionally, therapy can help individuals become more self-aware and better equipped to face life’s challenges.
Couples & Family Therapy
Couples and family therapy addresses interpersonal conflicts that arise in couples, families and groups. The focus is on family dynamics. Effective couples counseling can help to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety that are often associated with relationship difficulties. Services include premarital counseling, relationship counseling, child counseling and separation and divorce.
We know that when one partner is suffering, the other partner also suffers. It can be alarming and confusing for partners. With a family focus, I am in a better position to treat the individual, team up with the partner and protect the strength and unity of the couple. I invite partners to join therapy for couple’s psychoeducation sessions. Families come in many different shapes and sizes; regardless of your marital status or gender I treat everyone equally and with respect.
Teletherapy is a video-based platform on your computer, ipad or phone. Teletherapy combines telecommunication technology to deliver professional and confidential therapeutic services at a distance for client convenience.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) describe a group of symptoms that can affect women during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. These symptoms disrupt functioning and make it difficult to enjoy life. Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, often include symptoms of sadness, loss of pleasure, feelings of guilt and mood swings. Anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, include symptoms such as excessive worry, irritability, and obsessive or scary thoughts. All of these symptoms can interfere with a mother’s emotional wellness, her ability to bond with her infant and her overall functioning.
Perinatal depression and anxiety are the most common complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. I specialize in maternal mental health from mild parenting stress and worry to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
Fertility and Assisted Reproduction
Infertility, including the ability to carry a pregnancy to term, can impact a woman’s self-image, marital and sexual relationships, relationships with family and friends and her emotional well-being. Support from a therapist can help individuals and couples develop effective coping skills, as well as assist families in making important decisions about treatment and other parenting options.
Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of an infant can cause complicated grief symptoms. Depression and anxiety can emerge, leading to loss of interest and pleasure in one’s life, difficulty concentrating, isolation and avoidance, irrational guilt and self-blame and other difficult and distressing feelings. With psychotherapy and support, those who are suffering can move forward with greater strength.