I have experience helping teens with issues such as academic difficulties, ADHD and other learning differences, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, family changes, behavioral issues including oppositional and defiant behavior, loneliness, bullying, depression, self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, body image issues and disordered eating, LGBTQIA+, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, grief and loss, including of friends/peers to suicide and other traumas, When working with teens, I use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy and integrate mindfulness components wherever possible.
I take a very collaborative approach when working with families of teen clients. I see the family from a systemic framework and believe that the functioning of each member of the family has an impact on all of the other members of the family, however that “family” is defined or perceived. I aim to make sure that each family member’s voice is heard and perspective taken into consideration in our work together. I enjoy working with multicultural and interfaith families and families that defy traditional gender norms and structures. I help families explore parenting challenges, navigate separation and divorce, blend families and manage other transitions in the family milieu including new siblings, adoption and extended family issues.