I have a general practice and work with all ages on a variety of problems ranging from coping with life’s stressors to chronic mental illnesses. My theoretical orientation draws on a number of treatment modalities based on the individual needs of clients. I frequently use cognitive behavioral therapy which is based on the premise that the way we feel and act is influenced by how we think about our world and how we interpret the events around us.
While I work with individuals who are facing a variety of life’s challenges, I specialize in the following areas:
FOCUS ON WELL BEING AND HAPPINESS:
The path of self-discovery does not have to be unpleasant. In fact, the more we understand our strengths, weaknesses and how we affect others, the closer we come to living a happier life with a deeper meaning.
Anxiety disorders are very common and include symptoms such as restlessness, difficulty relaxing, problems sleeping, trouble concentrating, excessive worry and tension, and/or feelings of self-doubt.
Mood disorders such as depression, can be characterized by some of the following symptoms: feeling depressed, diminished interest in everyday activities, social withdrawal, sleeping too much or sleeping too little, feelings of hopelessness, eating too much or eating too little, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, and sometimes frequent thoughts of death or dying.
Stress can often be the result of exposure to difficult life events (i.e. relationships ending, divorce, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, serious accidents, victim of a violent attack or natural disaster). These events make some feel that getting back to “normal life” is “impossible.”
UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES AND OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS:
We learn about ourselves through our interactions with others. Often, we are likely to have our most serious conflicts with our closest relationships.
Children who exhibit disruptive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior often suffer with attention deficits. In contrast, adults often complain of impairments that arise from inattention, disorganization and distractibility. The best treatment for both children and adults with attention deficits is often a combination of medication and therapy. A psychologist with expertise in diagnosing and treating attention deficits can answer your questions and provide a clear and effective treatment approach taking into account your individual needs.