As a post-masters student at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, I concentrated on structural and strategic family therapy. I received specialized family therapy training at the Kantor Family Institute (Family Solutions Institute) and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. Additionally, I am a certified step-family counselor trained by the Stepfamily Foundation.
In my practice, I have worked with all sorts of families: nuclear families, extended families, single-parent families, and step-families. Some of the family issues we can work on include divorce, separation, the death of a child, the loss of a family member, work-family problems, and children with Asperger's, ADHD, and other disorders.
New Parent Consultation
As a family therapist and the mother of two young children, I have taken a special interest in offering training and support to new mothers and parents. I'm dedicated to helping children and families.
As a consultant, I work with new and expecting parents to help them transition into their new role as parents. I provide information on the services available for new and expecting parents, working and single mothers, and single fathers. I use my firsthand experience to help new parents determine what is fact and what is fiction in the often-confusing world of parenting information, and I offer guidance on product selection, time management, new parent resources, and places to shop. I answer questions about your child's month-to-month development and address emotional development issues such as bonding, soothing fussy babies, sleep issues, and separation anxiety.
Pre-Teen & Teen Counseling
In addition to family therapy, I offer specialized therapy for adolescents and teenagers. As an adolescent and teen counselor, I offer parents advice on setting limits, and I also help teenagers transition to college and launch into young adulthood. I provide social skills direction to adolescents and teenagers that is appropriate to their age group, including what to expect from peers and parents at certain ages.
I work closely with my individual therapy clients to explore and understand their unique experiences. I have worked with individuals of all age groups including adolescents, young adults, middle age, and geriatric adults. In my individual therapy practice, I work with individuals who are dealing with divorce, anxiety, grief, loss of a loved one, depression, stress, childhood trauma, eating disorders, cutting, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personal issues.
As a marriage and family therapist, I work with couples to overcome a variety of issues that may affect one's relationship: divorce, separation, infidelity, financial stress, and communication problems. I also offer pre-marital counseling to those couples who are dating or engaged and post-divorce recovery for those couples dealing with visitation rights, re-marriage and the possibility of having additional children.