I have been helping people develop, regain, foster and maintain relationships for 25 years. I will work with you to improve your relationship with yourself, significant others, your children or other family members.
I can help you with many facets of life such as: low self esteem, fears or anxiety. Maybe use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is causing losses in your life. Maybe you are using mood altering substances to cope with distressing emotions. If parenting demands and challenges are causing an increase in marital discord I can teach with specific strategies to help gain some cooperation from your child and strengthen your relationships. Anger and irritability due to stressors at work my cause you to isolate so you don’t take it out on your family. You will learn and practice specific methods to help you participate more fully in life.
My background is leadership in public and private Mental Health systems of care designing, implementing and providing evidence based practices for both teens and adults. I have designed and lead multiple training programs preparing graduate students and post graduate interns for their career in mental health, addictions treatment, child welfare and private practices.
My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
Addiction recovery and harm reduction.
Complex and co-occurring challenges such as people who have depression, anxiety and/or trauma and the use of illicit substances or alcohol to cope with this distress.
Trauma informed therapy.
Working with abuse or neglect.
All areas of family therapy including:
Foster and adoption transitions.
Adolescents and transition age youth.
If you are looking for help in any of these areas I can provide counseling, coaching and work with you to improve your unique situation and regain control over