LICSW dedicated to working with LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Neurodivergent and female identifying adults, and children in groups and individually.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Buzzards Bay, MA
Traumatic events happen every day to good people. Sometimes these things happen and the person who experienced it doesn't have many lingering issues. But other times it causes long lasting difficulties such as mistrust, fear, sleep problems, irritability, panic attacks, and other symptoms. I've been working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced traumatic events for 9 years. Regardless of the source of the trauma, I hope to be able to help you find peace.
Knowledgeable and skilled at working with clients, or their caregivers to help understand, and manage symptoms of ADHD. I prefer to work with clients to come up with solutions that work for them, not against them, when managing ADHD.
When untreated ADHD can cause distress, anxiety, depression, feelings of incompetence, and worthless ness, and long term effects. People with untreated ADHD are more at risk for suicide, substance use, and being under-employed. I work with individuals, or children's parents, to help identify how ADHD is affecting the individual, provide psychoeducation, and help implement effective interventions to manage symptoms and reduce the individual's distress.
LGBTQIA+ folks are at higher risk of a slew of mental health, and physical health issues, often stemming from other people's bias and discrimination of their gender identity and/or sexuality. I strive to create an inclusive, strength based space for people to bravely explore their identities, and cope with the adversity they are facing. Whether you or your child are just starting your journey, or are well on your way, I hope I can help you express your authentic self with pride.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (particularly Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is an evidenced based treatment modality that helps individuals challenge and replace negative thinking patterns to positively influence their feelings and actions. I utilize CBT and TF-CBT coupled with the individual's interests and hobbies to make CBT more interesting and effective.
Children explore the world through play. While a 3 year old might not be able to talk about their feelings, or what they experienced yet, they can show you through play. Play therapy is my preferred method of working with young children who have experienced trauma. While it may not look like "real" therapy, some of the most powerful and impactful moments I have experienced as a therapist have occurred during "just play".
Sometimes people are unable to stop a harmful habit or behavior (such as drug use, or spending habits) until other areas of their lives feel more manageable (like their work, or home lives). In these situations, while stopping the habit would be ideal, it may not be feasible. Instead I may work with you on reducing it's negative effects, while also treating the underlying cause.
ACT is an inclusive and affirming therapy practice that helps you identify your values, accept yourself for who you are, and make meaningful change to help your life align with your values. ACT helps people recognize and accept difficult and painful feelings, embrace challenge, and learn how to make meaning from difficult situations and still live a life aligned with your values.