SERVICES

Telemedicine

 

Due to the current need for sheltering-in-place, I am offering therapy via telemedicine (phone or video conference) for individuals and families. My preferred platform is Google Hangouts because it is a secure server. However, I am willing to work with other platforms based on your comfort level during this already difficult time. This service is available only to patients located in North Carolina.

 

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Individual Therapy​​

 

I provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, teens, and adults. Therapy may be appropriate for any of a number of issues; my areas of expertise are listed below. In individual sessions, a safe working relationship can be the context in which goals can be examined and reached.

 

 

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Family Therapy

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By incorporating members of the family in therapy sessions, we can formulate supports, interventions, and at-home strategies in order to reach identified goals. Sometimes this focuses on helping a specific child improve behavior, social skills, compliance, or manage difficult emotions. Other times the ‘problem’ is not centered on a family member, but is more about difficult relationships or issues with communication. Family therapy provides a safe and effective mode of treatment to improve these issues.

 

 

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Group Therapy

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Groups are an excellent way to address certain concerns, growth areas, or issues. By participating in a group, a teen or child has the opportunity to learn from other people’s experiences, as well as their own. They are able to form new ideas, and practice concrete skills in a safe and fun environment. Finally, for some patients, participation in a group helps to de-stigmatize their experiences, since they are able to identify with peers.

 

 

Areas of Specialty

 

Patients' concerns do not always fall into a convenient category. If you are wondering if I am a good fit for your referral question, but are not sure, feel free to contact me to discuss the matter prior to scheduling an intake appointment. Issues that I commonly treat include:

 

  • Anxiety, including OCD, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety

  • Trauma, including PTSD

  • Depression

  • ADHD, issues of inattention, focus, and impulse control

  • Behavior disorders, including non-compliance at school or in the home

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Aspergers Syndrome

  • Adjustment issues, such as divorce of parents, moving, changing schools

  • Grief / Bereavement

  • Social skills or social awkwardness

  • Maximizing academic giftedness

  • Emotional / behavioral issues impacting academic success

  • Internet or Video Games: over-use or inappropriate use

 

Additionally, I enjoy helping parents with issues such as:

 

  • Setting limits in a complicated world

  • Raising spirited children

  • Navigating divorce in ways that minimize impact on children

  • Fostering positive relationships in blended/remarried families

  • Resolving patterns of sibling or parent-child conflict

  • Co-parenting after divorce