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My Approach

During my career I have worked with children, teens, and young adults in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient mental health, and collaborative care within pediatric offices. As a trained social worker, I have been taught to see each person as part of their environment. That means recognizing that each individual person is part of other systems (families, schools, places of employment, communities, etc) that impact their mental health and well being. When it is possible, we try to improve or adapt to these systems so that we can cope better. In my work, I take on a strengths-based approach with clients, and include parents, schools, and other healthcare providers, as needed.

I provide a welcoming and supportive environment to get to know you. Together we will address your concerns and create corresponding goals. My therapeutic approach consists of CBT techniques, mindfulness strategies, solution-oriented strategies, and psychodynamic practices. Together we will tailor your treatment to your needs.

My ultimate goal is to provide you, or your child, with the tools to manage your own stressors.

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From the National Association of Social Workers:

"Social work is different from other professions, because we focus both on the person and their environment. Social workers deal with the external factors that impact a person's situation and outlook. And we create opportunities for assessment and intervention, to help clients and communities cope effectively with their reality and change that reality when necessary. Social workers help clients deal not only with how they feel about a situation but also with what they can do about it."