People seek out therapy for a number of reasons. Some people are looking for relief from clinical symptoms of anxiety or depression. Others are looking for the validation and emotional regulation that come from working through their current challenges with a caring, engaged listener. An approach that blends the theoretical background of Cognitive Behavior therapy and practical, present-day, reality-based practices is used with both adults and adolescents to create a safe atmosphere and relationship in which to explore the issues that clients bring to each session.
All content in individual therapy is strictly confidential per HIPAA laws and guidelines.
Couples sessions are structured using the framework of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, an approach that helps identify triggers and attachment injuries in a couple system. Expression of core emotion and an experiential, present-focused framework is applied in a safe, therapeutic environment. Emotionally Focused Therapy is an empirically proven method of healing conflict and creating connection in couples.
Family sessions are designed to identify recurring cycles of interaction or behavior that affect family functioning. Structural family therapy provides a guideline for helping families reestablish limits and boundaries as well and strengthening strained relationships. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy allows family member to hear more about the core emotions that are triggered while striving to make a secure connection with each other. While content is discussed and worked on in session, a stronger focus is placed on the process of interactions and relationships in the family.
Raising a child in San Francisco is a challenging and rewarding experience. Parent consultation sessions focus on immediate strategies to effectively address specific issues such as:
- Behavior issues
- Rules and boundaries
- Emotional support
- Accessing support services
- Relationship issues within the couple
- Parental anxiety
- Coparenting during divorce
- Effective parenting techniques and styles
Sessions are conducted in a collaborative, supportive atmosphere to facilitate positive functioning for everyone in the family. Parenting sessions are sometimes paired with individual therapy during treatment.
The educational landscape of the Bay Area can be confusing and overwhelming, adding stress to an already stressful time of school transition. Through a combination of school visits, parent sessions and individual work with children, school consultation aims to help inform parents about their young learner and how they are impacted by the school environment. Relationships and familiarity with elementary schools, middle and high schools, including public, private and Catholic schools help to inform this process. Topics include:
- IEP and Special Education
- Social functioning at school
- Academic Stress
- School placement
- Interventions/Accommodations in the classroom
- Learning Disabilities
- Bullying and peer interaction
Current fees are $175 per 50 minute session. Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card.
Clients are provided with a billing statement that may be used to seek insurance reimbursement upon request.