Providing individual, couples and family counseling.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
- Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Parenting Support
- Grief Counseling
- Work and Career issues
- Stress Management
- Addiction & Recovery
Areas of Interest
- Adults Abused as Children
- Chronic, Severe, and Terminal Illness
- Trauma, Loss and Grief
- Depression, Anxiety, and Relationship Issues
- Midwifing the Dying
Research indicates a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults, as well as the major causes of adult mortality. It documents the conversion of traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life. Adult survivors of childhood maltreatment who appear to be healthy are twice as likely to show clinically relevant levels of inflammation known to predict the development of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.*
Time does not heal some of the common adverse experiences of childhood... even fifty years later.
Examples of adverse childhood events: recurrent physical abuse, recurrent emotional abuse, contact sexual abuse, growing up in a household where someone was in prison, where the mother was treated violently, with an alcoholic or drug user, where someone was chronically depressed, mentally ill, or suicidal, where at least one biological parent was lost to the child, regardless of the cause.
* King's College Study led by Dr. Andrea Danese in London. ^