I have been vaccinated with the Moderna Vaccine twice.
All visitors in the waiting room must wear masks, as well as their children, if they have not been fully vaccinated.
Children will be playing with shared toys and crayons.
Hello and Welcome
I always like to say, “I work with everyday people with everyday problems.” If you relate to this description, you may be someone who is trying to recover from a painful separation. You may fear your marriage is not as great as you expected it would be. You might have an out-of-control teenager at home who is driving you crazy. You might be a new parent who isn’t doing so great with your first baby. Or you might be worried because your young child/teenager is not fitting in at school—your child may stand out and everyone keeps telling you that they will grow out of it.
These are just a few common issues I work with.
You Are Not Your Illness
What makes me different is that even if you do fall into a definitive diagnostic category (or wonder if you do), I am a long-time, skilled clinician who is experienced with diagnosing and treating psychological disorders. However, I NEVER lose sight that you are a human being—a person who wants a better life, like we all do. I still see YOU first when I look across the room rather than your diagnostic code. You are my business, not your illness.
After 30 years of practicing psychotherapy, I am also ever so familiar and fascinated with working with those people who do have a diagnosis, such as the following:
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Panic Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- And many other pathologies that cause people to suffer
With all psychobabble aside, let me tell you about my specialty. My specialty is YOU. In other words, I am more interested in you, the type of person you are, than I am in your diagnosis.
Hey, by the way, you might not even have a diagnosis! Many people who see me don’t have one. Some are just ordinary people who have encountered some choppy waters and need a trained ear and a private place to work it out.
Finding a Good Fit
Other therapists may have failed you in the past. One therapist may be great for some, but a disappointment for others. It’s all about finding a good fit. I approach all of my patients with the same respect I would want for myself or for my own children if I were sitting across the room in the other chair.