Parenting Support and Childhood Behavioral Issues
Are you frustrated by your child's behaviors? Do you feel like you have no control in your own home? Do you regularly find yourself in a battle of wills with your child... and they win the battle? Parenting is hard, and everyone needs help sometimes. My goal is to help you become the parent you want to be and develop the relationship with your child you want to have. I am here to help you learn what your child's behaviors mean and how to best respond to them. This includes managing your own reactions to your child's behaviors, as well as determining the most effective ways to get your child to do what you want or need them to do. This type of therapeutic work is typically short term, as most parents are able to make the needed changes in relatively short time periods. We will look at what is currently working and what is not, then make adjustments to get the results you want. Most parents are able to achieve their goals in 6-10 sessions, though it might take more or less time, depending on the circumstances.
Substance Abuse Recovery
Recognizing a substance abuse issue and knowing what to do about it are two very different things. Whether you are just beginning to explore the idea that you may have a problem with substances, or you are in recovery and in need of ongoing work to maintain it, I can help. Understanding how substance use disorder works in your brain and body can be immensely helpful in learning the skills necessary to maintain recovery. Developing appropriate relapse prevention skills and plans is also vital. Sometimes it helps to have an additional point of accountability for behavior and actions. We will work together to identify your needs and develop plans to meet them while maintaining your recovery. I offer both individual and group work for those in recovery from substance abuse issues.
Other Types of Therapy
Although parenting needs, substance abuse recovery, and the intersection of the two are my primary specialties, I also work with individuals struggling with mood disorders or adjustment issues. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, or if you are having difficulty adjusting to changes in your life, I can help by providing a safe space to talk and helping you identify skills you can use to improve your situation.