This Journey of Change Begins on the Inside…
We all want to feel whole inside ourselves and in our relationships. As children, adolescents and adults, we constantly navigate the developmental process. We all strive to evolve and grow. We are innately drawn toward health and feeling well. However, this path sometimes takes uncomfortable and unhealthy turns when we are challenged with obstacles.
I focus the work of psychotherapy on navigating that journey. I will help you set out on your path and facilitate your work to overcome obstacles. I will help you generate healthy solutions to problems, find your own wisdom, tap into what motivates you to sustain your personal growth, and create a feeling of well-being inside you and in the space between you and another.
I believe that no one approach to “doing therapy” helps all problems; all people are different and will respond differently to approaches. I will help you develop your specific goals, and with your input will develop the best approach to reaching your goals.
During the first session I gather information about what brings you to wanting to start the therapy process. I will explain how I work with the issues that you present. It is important to feel like you are a good fit with a therapist. Building rapport and trust is of the utmost importance to the therapeutic relationship and to reaching your goals. At the end of the first session we discuss our fit and your comfortability before we move forward with working together.
When beginning work with children or adolescents I like to meet with parents before meeting with your child. Therefore, the first session is for me to gather information and understand your concerns about your child, as well as how you see their strengths and resilience. I will also explain how I will work with you and your child regarding presenting your concerns, and answer any questions you might have. Together, we will determine if my approaches are a good fit for you and your child.
Areas of Focus and Specialization:
- Couples Therapy
- Pre-marital Counseling
- Opposite and Same Sex Couples
- Family Therapy
- Separation and Divorce
- Co-parent Counseling
- Parent agreements
- Blending Families
- Support for Children/Adolescents
- Generalized Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OC Spectrum Disorders
- Specific Phobias
Adjustment and Stress related issues:
- Substance Abuse/Dependency, Co-Dependency
- Crisis Intervention
If you are looking for psychotherapy in Towson or surrounding areas, please feel free to call me for a free of charge phone consultation.