Children face a variety of stressors, such as peer relations, balancing homework with playtime and family changes due to divorce, re-marriage or the death of a loved one. Sometimes they are simply unable to cope well with life's transitions and need some information and support. In some cases, the levels of anxiety or depression that young children experience are greatly concerning and need to be effectively diagnosed and treated in order to prevent them from becoming out of control.
Parents want the best for their children and are pleased to find that counseling can assist them in understanding and communicating better with their children so that they can have their needs effectively met.
The teen years can be hard on even the most well adjusted individuals. Teens often appreciate being able to express their feelings and points of view in a safe, non-threatening and supportive atmosphere. Through counseling, they are able to work through their concerns with an adult, who is not their parent, yet still has their best interests at heart. This can give them the support they need to weather tough times and to make better decisions.
When deeper concerns such as depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse or other disorders begin to manifest, it provides a great deal of comfort to know that your therapist can assist in making a proper diagnosis and identifying which options are available for treatment.
Family relationships are the most important relationships in your life. Family counseling can help you to better understand and appreciate each other.
Sometimes you and your partner may need an impartial mediator to assist you in communicating better. Understanding the other person's needs and learning to express your own in a productive way can help facilitate healing and connectivity. Counseling may help to build a bridge to connect you back to each other.
Even if you have decided that you do not want to stay together, counseling can help you come up with a way to work together for the sake of your children. You may find it beneficial to explore what went wrong in the relationship and to obtain assistance in planning to make better choices in the future.
Perhaps you are lacking direction in your life or maybe you are tired of repeating the same mistakes and getting the same results. There are a variety of different counseling techniques that I use to help individuals:
Cognitive/Behavioral therapy has been proven by numerous research efforts to be very effective in helping people to change their negative thought and behavior patterns. As a trained therapist, I am able to help you identify which thoughts and behaviors may be hindering you from living your best life. We will work together to come up with a plan for change.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy has been demonstrated to be very effective in treating those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or other inhibiting memories.