I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have specialty training in adolescent psychotherapy and treat adolescents in the context of their family systems, often bringing in the parents or even the entire family at times to facilitate and support the therapy. I take an interdisciplinary approach to my work utilizing my background and interest in the arts and humanities in order to best understand each unique individual. While Psychoanalytic Theory, Attachment Theory, and Family Systems Theory are orientations which primarily inform my thinking, I do my best to tailor the treatment to fit the particular needs of each individual and family. I also do various forms of age appropriate play therapy with my adolescent clients to help engage them in the process through the expressive modes most comfortable to them. I also have experience helping teenage girls and seminary students to process past sexual traumas.
BA in English Literature, MA in Psychotherapy with a concentration in family psychotherapy, post graduate degree in individual and family Psychotherapy (Family Institute), 2 year specialty training Adolescent unit - Family Institute