I have experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including intensive residential community acute based treatment, day treatment programs and social skill/self-esteem after school programming. My specialties include working with children and adolescents who face challenges with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, peer relationships, attention and behavioral issues. I use a strength-based, relational approach, while emphasizing solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to best meet my clients where they are at. I like to use humor, compassion and curiosity to help facilitate an environment where my clients can feel supported and confident to process and face their life challenges.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Caregivers, Clients who are adopted and their families, DCF involvement, Depression, Family conflicts (past or current), Foster care, Learning disorders, LGBTQ+ children, Life transitions, Men’s issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parent coaching / parental concerns, Peer relationships, Performance anxiety, School-related challenges, Self-harming behaviors, Trauma and stress-related disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based therapies, Psychotherapy, Person-centered;Strengths-based, Positive psychology, Play therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general), Solution-focused therapy