Over the past years I have worked with clients with diverse cultural, linguistic, educational and economic backgrounds. I work in several disciplines.
Focused Problem Solving:
This is short-term treatment, five to 20 visits, with a primary focus on resolving a concrete, specific problem. Examples might include school-related behavior problems, anger management, insomnia, stress, procrastination, obesity or conflict within the family, with peers, partners or co-workers. My role is to ask lots of questions; make an assessment and formulate a manageable action plan; and assign homework for the client. I work collaboratively with my clients with the goal of achieving concrete, specific changes in their lives.
Personal growth and relationships building:
The focus here is helping clients understand themselves better; how their emotions work, what motivates or bothers them, what is behind their life’s choices, and how to enhance intimacy in relationships, improve motivation and productivity, and have a joyful life. This therapy is not time limited or directive. The goal is to improve the client’s experience of being alive and to help the individual gain more satisfaction and insight from relationships and work.
Parenting coaching and child development consultation:
When a new person comes into our lives, we experience excitement and unexpected challenges. My goal is to provide straightforward approaches to the daily questions and struggles that people face, and to help my clients learn about themselves and their children, and to give them permission to question, make mistakes, struggle and to grow, and most importantly of all, have fun with their children.
My trainings are focused on family therapy, gestalt, Ericksonian Hypnosis, EMDR, emotionally focused couple therapy and expressive art therapy. I am integrating my western learning and eastern philosophy of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism into my practice.