I provide counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. Typical treatment issues that I have experience working with include:
- Relationship difficulties
- Identity issues related to educational and career goals, sexuality and gender, and race and class
- Parent-child conflicts
What You Can Expect from Counseling:
» Intake Process – A clinical interview is an important part of the counseling intake process; this allows me to gather information that will be useful in shaping my treatment approaches with you and helping you reach your goals in counseling. This will likely include two to three initial meetings where I gather much of your personal history and experience, as well as having you complete a few psychological tests and measures that will help me understand your current functioning.
In addition, the initial intake process is an opportunity for you to see if there is a good fit in terms of our working together. In effect, for you to interview me to make sure I am the best person for you and what you would like to work on in counseling. I encourage you to interview several counselors to make certain you find the person you feel most comfortable with.
» Sessions – Counseling sessions are 50 minutes long. Most counseling sessions with children and adolescents will be individual meetings; however, some sessions may involve parents, guardians, siblings, and other family members important in the client’s life.