My counseling background includes working extensively with children, youth and adults who have experienced sexual trauma and other violence. I have also delivered group therapy to men who have been convicted of spousal violence.
My approach involves meeting the client with compassion and empathy in a place of safety. Clients can expect acceptance, non-judgment and respect for their cultural and religious perspectives, as well as for their personal experiences and their choices.
I work with children, youth and families as well as with individuals. Childhood issues that I have training and experience with include:
- traumatic experiences and memories
- school-based issues such as bullying, school refusal and test anxiety
- self-esteem building
- anxiety and depression
Sometimes, however, what is most appropriate is just to have a listening ear dedicated to allowing them to speak in safety. Change requires clear articulation of what a person desires.
Energetic modalities can speed a process that is inevitable once the client chooses change. Whether or not to use those alternatives is entirely client-driven.
I do not provide diagnostic services or advocacy beyond supported self-advocacy. Payment is expected at the time of service. Services are not covered by most EFA plans.