Thank you for checking out my business and finding out more about what I have to offer. I have 20 years of experience as a clinician and I have been running my private practice since 2012. During this time I have continued to upgrade my skills to satisfy my licensing credentials and have also challenged myself to grow as a professional.
I specialize in working with Individual Adults and I do Couples Counseling. I have advanced training to work with Couples, Individuals with PTSD and to be a Family Neutral in your Collaborative Law Divorce process. You can learn more below or go to my Services page above.
In Couples Counseling, I work with you and your partner doing pre-marital coaching or post-marital counseling. I have completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and will be using this treatment model in my work with you and your partner.
Divorce mediation I am trained to work as a Family Neutral in the collaborative divorce process. This is a holistic way to work with your partner toward a dissolution. Please look at my mediation page to learn more about this or go to winwindivorce.org
For Individuals I specialize in working with adult survivors of abuse. This includes survivors of narcissistic parents and spouses as well as childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse or domestic violence. I do not work with the batterer. This also includes individuals who have served in combat. Sometimes this means the person has PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
"Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing creates change you do choose."
– Michele Rosenthal
Military Active Duty or Veterans are welcome. I am a provider with Tri-care, MOS and Wounded Warriors. I am also a member of the Star Behavioral Health network. Please look at my veterans page to learn more about my services. I also have a separate PTSD page to address this.
Other types of clients I see are people affected by a loss; grief counseling, someone going through a transition in their life, stress management, college preparation support and career issues. I am no longer working with minors (except if you are a former client).
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Growing up in Ohio, I was raised in an immigrant household. My upbringing was Eastern European based. This strongly influenced my work ethics but it also put me on the road to having a sensitivity toward people from other cultures. Especially those who have been displaced from war. Traveling and living around the U.S., as well as going abroad, has also helped me to understand what it is like to live in a new state with no family or friends to count on for local support. The acculturation process is somewhat similar whether foreign or domestic. The only difference is that you are not learning a new language in your own country.