My primary focus is anxiety, depression, and psychological conflicts. There are various sources of conflict that cause anxiety and depression. Familial relationships, sexual identification, career dissatisfaction, adoption, acceptance from peers, acceptance of oneself, college preparation, divorce, death of a loved one, and prenatal mental health are just some of the arenas of my work.
I offer a variety of services including psychiatric evaluations, individual psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, medication management, and parenting support. I specialize in working with adults raising children. My goal is to help prevent the transmission of anxiety and depression from one generation to the next. I strive to become a resource for routine “mental health check ups” for the community.
Individualized Parenting Guidance
The challenges and joys of parenting begin from the moment an adult contemplates parenthood. Parents are curious about how to best support their child’s life journey. I work closely with parents to address their curiosity about themselves, their parenting, and their child’s needs. We work as a team to understand the factors influencing your child’s emotional life and development. Together, we explore how best to navigate the unique terrain of your parenting life. The goal of this work is to promote your child’s resilience, self confidence, and innate talents.
A thorough initial evaluation is necessary to assess mental health. Adult evaluations are typically four to seven individual 45 minute sessions. Adolescent evaluations typically start with the adolescent alone for the first session, then the parent(s) alone for the next session. For young children, the initial session is scheduled with the parents alone. Subsequent sessions are a mix of individual child/adolescent sessions and parent sessions. At the end of the evaluation period I provide an assessment of mental health, address concerns, and discuss the recommended treatment.