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Therapy for adolescents with high functioning autism

Improve adaptive functioning and interpersonal skills

Does your teen have high functioning autism or asperger’s syndrome? Do they excel in school but often feel isolated and have a difficult time establishing and maintaining relationships and could use some guidance in this area? Maybe they have a hard time adapting with independent living skills and need a little support with planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing? The truth is, managing the daily aspects of life is hard; finding meaningful connections is incredibly hard; and even harder is navigating complex relationships, especially when our lives are inundated with school and social demands. It’s quite easy to put all our energy in the areas we excel in and feel comfortable with, while neglecting the areas that are more challenging for us, such as relationships and self-care. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients to live a fuller and more balanced life by helping them to develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges and cultivate meaningful relationships. I believe that everyone has areas in which they can develop and grow in, and sometimes, getting help in these areas is exactly what we need in order to live a more fulfilling and balanced life. I also believe that this kind of growth and self-development can be experienced by everyone. It first begins with authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now as a parent you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want to reassure you that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most parents to acknowledge that they need support with their teen; and it’s incredibly anxiety evoking to trust and embark on this journey of personal development with a stranger. Yet in my experience, parents who are willing to take a risk and try out counseling often feel more centered and at ease overtime; their teen become more independent; they develop a healthier sense of self; and they grow in ways they didn’t anticipate. The overall benefits to therapy are often lifelong. Should you allow your teen to begin this process of self-development with me, we will undergo this process together. For as long as your teen needs me, I will be walking with them, guiding and encouraging them along the way. Your teen definitely deserves to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping them flourish. So why wait? Why not give you teen this gift by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you and your teen?

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Therapy for adolescents with anxiety and depression

Reduce stress, improve happiness and positive mood

Given all the social and academic pressures, it can be incredibly hard for teens to do everything well in a timely manner, avoid peer comparisons, and still feel good about themselves. My goal as a therapist is to help teens develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, achieve their aspirations, and become their best selves. I believe that strength, healing, and transformation begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now as a parent with a teen, you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want you to know that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most parents to acknowledge that they need help with their teens; and it can be incredibly anxiety evoking to allow a stranger to work closely with their teen in confidence. Yet in my experience, parents who are willing to take a risk and seek counseling for their teens often feel more relaxed and at ease knowing that their teens are being emotionally supported and cared for by a caring professional. Although investing in counseling may feel costly, the benefits are often lifelong. Therapy is by nature supportive, educational, and empowering, which when experienced can significantly help nurture and develop a heathy sense of self to effectively navigate life’s challenges. Should you allow your teen to go on this journey with me, I will do my very best to provide them with the best support and care. I will be with your teen, guiding them through the process of change, and encouraging them along the way. While every teen deserves to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping them flourish, not every teen is afforded this opportunity. So if you have the privilege of giving your teen this wonderful opportunity, why wait? Why not give your teen this gift right now by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you and your teen?

Parent Coaching & Executive Functioning Coaching

In addition to providing therapy for adults, I also provide parent coaching and executive functioning coaching for high functioning individuals. You might be wondering what high functioning individuals is? It essentially refers to a person who is generally well adjusted and managing the various aspects of daily life but has a particular life challenge (e.g. challenges with setting healthy boundaries with adolescents, organizing and planning, etc). Coaching is targeted, time limited, and focused on creating a short term goal and action plan to meet that specific goal. Similar to therapy, your progress depends on many factors (e.g. level of commitment, openness, and engagement during and in between sessions, etc.). While coaching is similar to therapy, therapy specifically focuses on treating clinical issues (e.g. depression, anxiety etc.), developing coping skills, and working through underlying causes of emotional distress to improve overall wellbeing and functioning.

Therapy for adults with high functioning autism

Are you a young adult or professional with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome? Do you excel in school or work but often feel isolated and have a difficult time establishing and maintaining relationships and could use some guidance in this area? Maybe you have a hard time adapting with independent living skills and need a little support with planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing? The truth is, managing the daily aspects of life is hard; finding meaningful connections is incredibly hard; and even harder is navigating complex relationships, especially when our lives are inundated with school and work demands. It’s quite easy to put all our energy in the areas we excel in and feel comfortable with, while neglecting the areas that are more challenging for us, such as relationships and self-care. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients to live a fuller and more balanced life by helping them to develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges and cultivate meaningful relationships. I believe that everyone has areas in which they can develop and grow in, and sometimes, getting help in these areas is exactly what we need in order to live a more fulfilling and balanced life. I also believe that this kind of growth and self-improvement can be experienced by everyone. It first begins with authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want to reassure you that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most people to acknowledge that they need support; and it’s incredibly anxiety evoking to trust and embark on this journey of transformation with a stranger. Yet in my experience, individuals who are willing to take a risk and try out therapy often feel more centered and at ease overtime; they become more independent; they develop a healthier sense of self; and they grow in ways they didn’t anticipate. The overall benefits to therapy are often lifelong. Should you choose to begin this journey of transformation with me, we will undergo this process together. For as long as you need me, I will be walking with you, guiding and encouraging you along the way. You definitely deserves to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping you flourish. So why wait? Why not give yourself this gift by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you?

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Therapy for adults with ADHD

Do you have a hard time with concentration, listening, following directions, regulating impulses, memorizing information, switching between tasks, planning, and organizing? Perhaps you would benefit from behavioral interventions to improve concentration and organization? Or perhaps you would benefit from learning coping skills and social skills to improve emotional regulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships? My goal as a therapist is to help my clients develop skillsets to navigate everyday tasks at work, home, and in the community. I believe that this type of learning and development begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want you to know that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most people to acknowledge that they need support; and it’s incredibly anxiety evoking to embark on this journey of transformation with a stranger. Yet in my experience, those who are willing to take a risk and try out therapy often feel more balanced and centered overtime; they develop a healthier sense of self including feeling more confident and resilient; and they grow in ways they didn’t anticipate. Investing in therapy may feel costly in the beginning, however, the benefits are often lifelong. Should you choose to begin this journey of transformation, we will undergo this process together. For as long as you need me, I will be walking with you, guiding, and encouraging you along the way. You definitely deserve to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping you flourish. So why wait? Why not give yourself this gift right now by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you?

Therapy for adults to increase happiness, motivation, and hope

Do you struggle with poor motivation and concentration, have low energy, and often feel negative or sad? In addition, are you having a difficult time navigating your professional and educational spaces due to internal and external pressures rooted in sociocultural issues? Given all the social, work, and family demands, and the cultural notions about what it means to be successful, it can be incredibly hard to find balance, get everything done well in a timely manner, attend to one’s personal needs, and still feel accomplished and good about oneself. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, find balance, achieve their aspirations, and become their best selves. I believe that strength, healing, and transformation begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want to reassure you that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most people to acknowledge that they need support; and it’s incredibly anxiety evoking to embark on this journey of healing and transformation with a stranger. Yet in my experience, those who are willing to take a risk and try out therapy often feel more balanced and centered overtime; they develop a healthier sense of self including feeling more confident and resilient; and they grow in ways they didn’t anticipate. Investing in therapy may feel costly in the beginning, however, the benefits are often lifelong. Should you choose to begin this journey of transformation, we will undergo this process together. For as long as you need me, I will be walking with you, guiding, and encouraging you along the way. You definitely deserve to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping you flourish. So why wait? Why not give yourself this gift right now by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you?

Therapy for adults to reduce stress, increase confidence and self efficacy

Do you struggle with imposter syndrome, paralysis, perfectionism, fear of failure, work life imbalance and burnout? In addition, are you having a difficult time navigating your professional and educational spaces due to internal and external pressures rooted in sociocultural issues? Given all the social, work, and family demands, and the cultural notions about what it means to be successful, it can be incredibly hard to find balance, get everything done well in a timely manner, attend to one’s personal needs, and still feel accomplished and good about oneself. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients to develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, find balance, achieve their aspirations, and become their best selves. I believe that strength, healing, and transformation begins through authentic connection, which starts with you taking the first step to connect with me. Now you might feel uncertain about contacting me. I want to reassure you that this is a normal experience. It’s often difficult for most people to acknowledge that they need support; and it’s incredibly anxiety evoking to embark on this journey of healing and transformation with a stranger. Yet in my experience, those who are willing to take a risk and try out therapy often feel more balanced and centered overtime; they develop a healthier sense of self including feeling more confident and resilient; and they grow in ways they didn’t anticipate. Investing in therapy may feel costly in the beginning, however, the benefits are often lifelong. Should you choose to begin this journey of transformation, we will undergo this process together. For as long as you need me, I will be walking with you, guiding, and encouraging you along the way. You definitely deserve to be listened to, heard, and understood by a caring professional who is committed to helping you flourish. So why wait? Why not give yourself this gift right now by reaching out to me so that together we can determine how I might be of service to you?