I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as parent coaching. My private practice is located within the offices of PsychArizona in North Scottsdale, Arizona. I treat children (ages 7 and up), teens and adults. To maximize success When working with children, i believe in creating a partnership and collaboration with the parents as well as the school if desired. I can attend school Iep meetings and advocate on the child's behalf to help increase their success at school. I also have specific experience and training in adoptions and I am well versed in the potential issues that can arise before, during and after this process.
With 15 years of experience as a social worker, I have worked with many individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings Including inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and hospitals. as a social worker I am also well versed in seeking out and providing supplemental resources as needed for my clients.
I am a client centered therapist who believes in empowering my clients and treating the whole person as I have found this approach provides the best outcomes for my clients. I utilize an eclectic interpersonal approach which is tailored to the individual and the specific issues and goals of the client. The therapeutic approaches I incorporate include developmental, humanistic, crisis intervention, solution focused, psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. I work in a warm, direct and collaborative manner with my clients to help develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to resolve personal challenges and relationship conflicts.