I work with a broad variety of clients, with an equally broad diversity of challenges.  Here is an incomplete list of some of the issues my clients bring to discuss in session every day:

  • Depression: feeling sad or unmotivated nearly every day for far too long
    • Mild, moderate, and severe subtypes
    • Long-term/chronic as well as situational/acute
    • Grief or loss
  • Bipolar Disorder: a more severe form of mood disorder where the client is either extremely happy/energetic/irritated, or extremely depressed
  • Anxiety: feeling fearful or worried, which can take many different forms
    • The classic "worry wart" - who lives by the "what if??" mentality
    • "Free floating" anxiety - can't figure out exactly what it is you're anxious about
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - having thoughts you really can't control, and then feeling as if you need to perform some sort of behavior to make those thoughts go away
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to trauma of all different types and severities
    • Phobias - of anything from spiders, to heights, to public speaking
  • Life changes: an extremely broad category including, but not limited to:
    • New job/lost job
    • Moving to another area
    • Marriage/divorce
    • New child
    • Health changes
    • Peri/menopause
    • "Mid-life crisis"  
    • And pretty much anything else you can think of
  • Parenting Issues: for those parents whose children (ages 8-18) are misbehaving in either mild or severe ways
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with/without Hyperactivity: for both children and adults
  • Abuse victims: individuals suffering from past or current physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Grief: loss of a loved one or a cherished goal
  • Sleep disorders
  • Assessments: 
    • Parenting/Custody Evaluations
    • Adoption Evaluations
    • Personality Evaluations 
    • Immigration Evaluations

and more...

My training is broad enough to work with almost any client that walks through my door.  Furthermore, the Cognitive-Behavioral approach I primarily use applies well to most issues.