The most important, vital aspect of any psychotherapy resides in the relationship between the therapist and the client.
I strive to create an atmosphere in which every client feels open to say what he or she needs to say without fear of judgment. I aim to make clear to every client that he or she is able to disagree with me, or point out mistakes I have made, without fear of retaliation.
By offering every client a safe and confidential space, I hope to facilitate the exploration and resolution of emotional problems so that each client can lead a richer, more fulfilling life.
As the transition between childhood and adulthood, adolescence can be a time of emotional turmoil. Some teenagers have difficulty managing the developmental challenges and will sometimes resort to acting out behaviors (e.g., drug abuse) or become uncommunicative and withdrawn.
In therapy, I work to engage an adolescent client in a trusting, open relationship. I also work with parents in understanding their child’s struggle and helping them to implement more successful parenting strategies.