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Counseling & Psychotherapy

My treatment approach is non-judgmental and based on respect for your past and current personal and interpersonal struggles. I believe that everybody is entitled to live a fulfilling life of his or her choice. My role is to support you in working through your pain, difficulties and obstacles while helping you to make the healthiest choices along the way. My orientation is client-centered, collaborative and solution focused. I believe that deepening our understanding of our family-of-origin can help us progress toward building a healthier future. Some typical goals and benefits of therapy include:

  • Improving and enhancing communication skills in relationships,
  • Deepening your understanding of self-destructive behavioral patterns,
  • Developing healthier ways to assert your needs and engage in a more fulfilling and productive life, and
  • Developing and strengthening coping skills for overcoming anxiety, depression and anger management.

Counseling can be especially helpful during different stages of life when decision making can be challenging and problem-solving can feel overwhelming. Crisis can amplify stress levels and lead to a variety of symptoms that, left untreated, can cause physical and emotional pain, difficulty sleeping, heightened anxiety, social isolation, and apathy. These symptoms can make it difficult to function at work, school and with family and friends. Taking the opportunity to process conflicts, struggles and emotions can provide much needed symptom relief. Developing healthier coping strategies for managing difficult situations can be crucial to optimize daily functioning and general life fulfillment.

Psychotherapy facilitates reflection into the origins of our suffering and behavioral patterns. As we gain a clearer understanding of our childhood, and role in our family-of-origin, we are better equipped to more effectively address challenging issues as they arise. As children, we are faced with many challenges and need to find ways to cope with a broad range of family dynamics. These coping mechanisms are not always useful as an adult. It can take careful examination to understand and change behavioral patterns that may be destructive in our current lives. Unaddressed issues and feelings typically cause symptoms of depression and anxiety and hinder our ability to effectively manage challenges and responsibilities on a daily basis. Psychotherapy optimizes your chances for a deeper understanding of your struggles and for longer-term symptom relief. It can better prepare you to engage in healthier relationships, improve problem-solving skills, and achieve greater personal satisfaction with family, work or studies, and social networks.

Reproduction & Infertility Counseling
  • Infertility Counseling
  • Coping with Pregnancy Loss and Related Grief
  • Exploring Reproductive Treatment Options
  • Donor Planning & Third-party Reproduction
  • Navigating the Adoption Process
  • Creating a Birth Plan
  • Navigating Different Parenting Styles
  • Postpartum Depression, Anxiety or Difficulty Bonding
  • Medical Advocacy Counseling
  • Fertility Issues Support Group

Medical Advocacy Counseling
Taking good care of your health and medical needs is an essential part of self-care. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly more complicated, in part because of insurance protocol that often dictates whether or not to offer certain tests or procedures, and in part because of the many options we may have regarding different treatment approaches. It is not uncommon to struggle with how to best treat a given healthcare issue. Navigating these options can be cumbersome and overwhelming. Untreated illness or conditions can frequently lead to secondary medical problems or mental health distress.

Often we may struggle with how to access necessary healthcare services to treat a particular ailment or illness. Seeking medical advocacy counseling to help sort through obstacles and treatment options can help you develop a clearer plan to more effectively get the optimal care you need and deserve. Doctors often don’t have the time it may take to help you make important decisions for you or your loved ones. An essential part of your well-being may be most effectively addressed through quality medical counseling and support. It’s important to prepare for doctor visits and/or specialists with information and questions in hand. It may also be indicated that you request certain tests to help with your diagnostic process. Ultimately, the better prepared you are when having these discussions with your healthcare provider(s), the better you will be able to advocate for the best possible treatment protocol. When a condition or illness is left untreated, it can often compromise your ability to function at school, work, or with your family and friends.

Medical Advocacy Counseling can be an invaluable resource when:

  • Experiencing infertility treatment,
  • Caring for a spouse or aging parent,
  • Parenting your child with a condition or illness, or
  • Caring for your personal health, which often gets neglected when assuming a caretaker role.

Career Planning & Professional Development

Please contact me to find out more about Career Planning and Professional Development Services.

Corporate & Staff Team Building

Programs are custom designed to meet the specific goals of your organization. Team-building experiences are provided for staff or professional groups and are most effective in addressing goals to improve communication, trust, problem-solving skills and team productivity.

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Non-Discriminatory Policy: I do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

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