Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
My clinical philosophy is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy with an integration of behavioral techniques utilized in cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach has been most helpful in managing anxiety, life transitions, depression, anger, and ADHD symptoms.
Adults with ADHD can struggle just as much as children. With solid supports, I believe that you can overcome the obstacles that interfere with true success.
I have worked with children and adults who suffer from depression. In conducting this treatment, I often find that depression most strongly impacts is felt through relationships and one's self-esteem. As such, my approach in therapy is heavily focused on exploring disappointments in relationships and on achieving emotional fulfillment.
Anxiety is our body's signal that we are unsafe. My approach is to first understand why our body sends these signals and then to work to increase comfort with anxiety-provoking situations so that you can live a value-driven life. Because people often experience anxiety without understanding their triggers, the experience of discomfort may seem unbounded (ie. social situations AND work/productivity pressure AND fears of physical danger). Fortunately, talking about these fears actually serves to lessen their strength in controlling our lives.