Arreas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric, Adolescent (6-18+) and Family Counseling:

Teen Consulting

Anxiety:

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Navigating anxiety can be exhausting and interfere with day to day life.   Anxiety can manifest itself with physical symptoms and progress into poor adaptive behaviors.   Call for support if your child or teen experience:

  • Sudden overwhelming fear that appears for no obvious reason
  • Changes in appetite
  • Panic – Heart palpitations
  • Headaches
  • School refusal or academic decline
  • Self Harm
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Depression:

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Depression is more than feeling sad or upset.  It can linger for more than 2 weeks and or come and go.  Genetic predisposition to depression can have positive results when skills are learned.  For others, the condition can be related to hormonal changes or imbalances, pregnancy, post pregnancy, menopause, death, divorce, loss of job. Some of the most common signs of depression include:

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feeling overwhelmed, Fatigued
  • Withdrawal from family & friends
  • Changes in appetite, sleep, weight
  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
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Grief:

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The grief process is unique to everyone and occurs in stages and looks different in children than adults.   Behaviors, agitation, confusion and discomfort can make the process more difficult to understand and seeking counseling can certainly help facilitate a healthy healing process.

Healing doesn’t mean that the memory of a loved one will go away, it means that you will honor your feelings as well as your loved one in a conscious and healthy manner.  Grief can occur following of uncertainty, death of a loved one, beloved pet, terminal illness, fertility issues, loss of life expectations.

Stages of Grief:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

Not everyone will experience every stage of grief or necessarily in this order.   Seek support today.

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Parenting Support:

Women's Health Issues

Collaborative Problem Solving is a therapeutic approach in addressing behavioral issues where Parents and educators are able to accurately assess and support children through a collaborative process to minimize challenging behaviors in learning issues, lagging skills.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy interventions support the demands of parenting that often require skill based support to reset, restructure, initiate, plan, organize and measure goals for conflict resolution.

Motivational Interviewing for tweens and teens that builds respect and intrinsic values that instill inner growth.   Accommodating the needs of each family member through solution focused for  positive reinforcement.  All parents need support from time to time and growing through the cracks of uncertainty is a goal we strive in success.

Health Psychotherapy:

Health Psychology Center

Adapting to illness, health concerns and recovery.   Stress Physiology programs for mental health for managing PANS/PANDA, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Cancer & Recovery. 

Medical, Corporate & School In-Service Trainings:

Executive Coaching & Training

Professional trainings and individual support and in-service training for medical, corporate and school settings.