Most of us at some time in our life have needed someone to listen to his or her problems or help them figure out the next step. Fortunately often a friend or family member can advise, however when more support is needed counseling can provide a broader and deeper perspective to enhance understanding and awareness.
I especially enjoy working with parents helping them through the challenges of parenthood and coaching them in the skills they need to parent in the style that reflects their values and beliefs.
Often once we start to actually listen to our teenage children we discover that they are the wonderful human beings that we have raised them to be but their true beauty becomes obscured because they lack the skills to communicate what it is they really feel. I'm hear to listen to your child, and help them learn new communication skills so that they can be heard.
Although each of us is an unique being, we often struggle with similar challenges.
Issues I’ve worked with include:
Low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, grief, lack of self-compassion, perfectionism, gender and identity, financial, body image, acculturation, sexual abuse, self-harm, and trauma