I provide psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Common issues include depression, anxiety, and coping with life stressors such as relationships, work issues, and parenting. My primary approach is cognitive-behavioral, teaching clients how their thoughts and actions affect their feelings. I integrate a wide variety of approaches, however, depending on the needs of the individual client. I believe in focusing on the strengths and resources of the client, and working in a collaborative manner. I have specialized training in developmental disabilities.
I have extensive experience in working with individuals with a wide variety of developmental disabilities, including Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognitive disabilities, information processing and learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. I am highly skilled in diagnosis of challenging individuals who may have been previously misdiagnosed.
I am biologically oriented in my approach, believing that physical health (including brain health) is the foundation of mental health. It is important to insure that brain-based disorders such as mood and anxiety disorders, attentional disorders, and learning disabilities are properly diagnosed and treated before therapy can be effective.