The counseling I provide is traditional talk therapy. Traditional talk therapy is a cognitive-behavioral process within the therapeutic relationship. I also provide family therapy which is a couple or a family participating together to resolve problems and/or to explore new ways of being with one another.

Individual counseling is the most common request by adults seeking mental health services. During the initial appointment, or by phone prior to counseling, you and I will determine if traditional talk therapy is appropriate for you. Some adults request to come as a couple with their significant other. Individual issues can be addressed within the context of couples therapy or two adults can seek couples counseling in order to improve their relationship and resolve their problems.

In general, adolescents must be willing to participate in counseling. Individual or group counseling can be very helpful when an adolescent wants to make a change. Sometimes the change may be his or her way of handling difficult people in their lives. When adolescents are not willing to participate then I recommend family therapy. Assisting parents as they navigate their way through their child’s adolescent years is often the focus of family therapy. I have conducted group therapy for adolescents during the summer months and hope to continue this service.

All children enjoy counseling services. Providing toys, games, and even a therapy dog, will help your child feel safe and comfortable during counseling. Children express their feelings and thoughts through play. Parents are essential in helping their child during the counseling process. Parent participation is valued and will be determined based on your child’s needs.

As a parent of an adult child with disabilities I am sensitive to the needs and challenges some people bring to the therapy process. I do not discriminate and welcome everyone. My office is wheelchair accessible although I am not near a Capitol Metro bus line.