I customize my approach to specific situations, based on the most appropriate fit for a particular patient and/or family.
Family therapy is based on the fundamental belief that each family is unique and that every family member has an effect on the other. While problems may persist between individuals, it is never one family member that is the entire problem. Family-centered therapy can be especially beneficial to adolescents and young adults dealing with difficult periods of change and transition, in addition to those seeking intervention support and/or conflict resolution.
Structured Family Therapy
This extension of family therapy focuses on exploring the relationships, roles, and interconnectedness of family members in relation to how they shape their family dynamic as a whole. By creating mutually agreed upon and specific plans of action, this type of therapy is designed to develop a healthy familial dynamic that can successfully withstand setbacks through a pre-established system of support. Structured family therapy teaches patients coping skills and provides tools to deal with complex situations.
This type of treatment is a unique counseling method that focuses on building strengths rather than solving problems. An initial session will often provide insight and clarity into a patient’s perceived strengths and weaknesses. Once certain strengths are identified the goal of this approach is to use them as tools that can facilitate positive change. The primary intent of solution-focused therapy is empowerment. When an individual can have confidence in their pre-existing skillset, the potential to maximize success and happiness is immediately increased. This type of therapy can help the disenfranchised feel empowered and the apathetic feel ambitious.
Crisis Intervention Therapy
Crisis Intervention is an immediate treatment for victims of traumatic events. Crises in life tend to leave people feeling as though they are powerless against their circumstances and many have trouble adapting not only emotionally, but cognitively and functionally. The objective of this approach is to provide individuals and families with coping mechanisms and practical plans of action to persevere through unforeseen tragedies. Crisis Intervention can also benefit those struggling through ongoing pain, including couples considering separation and individuals suffering through the sudden loss of a loved one. While working through inevitable pain, these devastating setbacks can ultimately be incredible opportunities for growth.
A problem-solving approach to treatment is based on the cognitive behavioral model of therapeutic intervention. Based on the belief that proactivity is essential to change, this type of therapy seeks solutions to problems before they present themselves. Through self-analysis and introspection, one can attune their sense of self-awareness and their ability to anticipate problematic situations becomes a definable asset. Problem-solving therapy can help those in turmoil and is also effective in regulating mood disorder and dealing with anxiety and depression.
Life Coaching and Counseling
Life Coaching and Counseling can be a short and long-term resource for people who are struggling to actualize their goals. This service provides clarity for anyone that may feel stuck in life as it provides motivation for those seeking positive change. Patients can achieve personal and professional objectives by creating actionable plans with a specifically scaffolded structure. This type of counseling offers unbiased and practical guidance and has proven to be an essential asset for individuals facing potentially life-changing decisions.
These therapies can be particularly beneficial in treating the following issues and diagnoses:
- Anger Management
- Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD)
- ADD or ADHD
- Bipolar Disorder
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Crisis Intervention
- Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD)
- Failure to Launch Syndrome
- Family Conflict
- Grief Counseling
- Impulse Control
- Life Coaching
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiance
- Peer Relationships
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- School Issues
- Substance Abuse