Individual Counseling for Adults & Adolescents
There are many reasons that people decide to seek counseling. You may be experiencing a difficult phase of your life and want to address specific problems or concerns. Or you may want to work through deeper issues that have impacted your life for an extended period. Counseling can be a significant step toward making positive changes in your life.
Areas of Specialty Include:
Anxiety is a normal part of human life, but anxiety becomes problematic when it becomes frequent, overwhelmingly intense, or interferes with daily activities. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing high levels of anxiety and in treating anxiety disorders, including: social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and specific phobias. Learn more by clicking here.
If you have experienced a period of persistent low mood accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating, and lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities, contact me to discuss the benefits of seeking counseling to learn how to manage and decrease symptoms of depression.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
In the months and years following a traumatic event, some people find that they continue to experience problematic reactions, such as increased avoidance of certain activities, people, or situations, frequently feeling on edge or closely watching surroundings, and intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or nightmares about the trauma. I am certified in providing Prolonged Exposure Therapy, which research has shown to be a highly effective treatment for PTSD. Learn more by clicking here.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):
For individuals with OCD, experiencing a seemingly endless cycle of obsessions and compulsions becomes consuming, taking up increasing amounts of time, energy, and other resources. I have advanced, specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which research has shown to be the most effective form of therapy for treating OCD. Learn more by clicking here.
I also work with individuals to address a range of other issues, including:
Stress, low self-esteem, sleep issues, relationship conflicts, difficulty sustaining attention, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, career dissatisfaction, and difficulty adjusting to life changes (e.g., marriage, divorce, becoming a parent, relocation, changes in employment)
Contact me to discuss how I may be able to help you.
Ready to Get Started?
I will ask you to complete some paperwork for new clients ahead of your appointment, so that we can use your consultation session most effectively. There is no obligation to commit to services after attending a consultation.
At your consultation we will discuss what brought you to counseling, your goals, and how I may be able to help you work toward these goals. If we don't feel like I am a good match for you, I will be happy to assist you in finding a therapist who may be a better fit for you.