I begin therapy with a comprehensive evaluation and collaborative goal setting. Treatment is then tailored to the individual and altered based on feedback and progress. Common difficulties/disorders treated include: stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD, psychosis, minority stress, interpersonal difficulties, and dissatisfaction with work.
CHild and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Similarly, treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual child, teenager, and/or family. With younger children, I tend to work extensively with caregivers in addition to the child, as modifying the environment is often extremely important for facilitating change. Older kids and teenagers often benefit from a confidential outlet, one where they can share their thoughts and feelings without judgment, in addition to learning coping skills to help with regulating and expressing emotions. Common difficulties/disorders treated include: behavioral problems, executive functioning difficulties, anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors, and lack of motivation.
I am in the process of starting a therapeutic support group for People of Color. POC often experience a variety of unique stressors (e.g. microaggressions) and often struggle to find effective mental health support. This group will provide a safe space for individuals to share their experiences, gain support, and learn to acknowledge and accept thoughts and feelings while engaging in value-driven activities. Day and time TBD. Please message me if interested as I am hoping to start the group ~ May 2019.
I am available to provide clinical trainings on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: CBT, diagnostic assessment, and assessing and treating psychosis. I am also available to speak to non-mental health providers on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: managing stress, incorporating mindfulness in daily life, and accessing mental health care.