Individual, couple, family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of specialization include family conflicts between parents and teens, marriage counseling, co-parenting following divorce, step-parenting, peer relationships, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, self-mutilation/cutting and self-esteem. Specific training in Parent Management Training-Oregon (PMT-O Specialist); a behavior management technique for parents to utilize with children to prevent and reduce behavior issues in school age children. Integrated problem-centered approach.
Extraordinary Times 33: Why Will Psychological Problems Get Worse as We Resume Our Lives?During the first few months of the quarantine, most people were on “auto-pilot” and making every preparation to take care of their basic needs. While anxiety and panic were obvious, we did not prioritize our psychological state because there were “more important” needs to attend to immediately; food, shelter, income, and more. This is normal ... Read more
Extraordinary Times 32: Re-opening May Create More Anxiety Than QuarantineWhile we complained and panicked at the thought and reality of lockdown, we found we felt safe in our protected, controlled “bubble.” As we re-enter, many are experiencing more anxiety than ever before. You are not alone! Many are experiencing more fear, worry, mistrust, anxiety and panic as we are able to gradually move around ... Read more
Extraordinary Times 31: Isolation as an OpportunityIsolation is most-often associated with depression and suicidality. Let’s try to re-frame isolation to see how it may be an opportunity for growth. Try something new Learn to be patient with yourself Give yourself extra room to dream and prioritize Isolation as an opportunity for growth, reflection, development Reframe as peaceful time
Extraordinary Times 30: Siblings Getting Along Better During QuarantineWe might expect sibling rivalry and conflict to intensify during the pandemic, but many families are seeing just the opposite; siblings are getting along better! There are several reasons for this phenomenon, and we can see this as one of the “silver linings” of coronavirus. Parents are more available and kids are competing for parents’ ... Read more
Extraordinary Times 29: How Do I Know I Need Therapy?It is natural and normal to experience anxiety and depression during a time like this. When faced with stressors as we are now, anxiety can help motivate us to problem-solve and seek solutions, while worry and fear about our health and our futures are normal. Like everything, the question of when to seek therapy, relies ... Read more