I specialize in working with Teens, young adults and their families, facing various challenges, ranging from normal transitions to more serious difficulties such as depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, addictions, eating disorders and other psychiatric conditions.
I believe that the relationship between parents and their children is central to the health of the young person and successful transition through adolescence into adulthood. I work closely with both teens and their parents to facilitate good communication and to strengthen their bond.
I belive that parents are the best guide for their children. My role is to empower parents to help break down the barriers that interfere with successful parenting and maintaining a healthy relationship with their children
At the same time, I work individually with the teen and young adult to learn the necessary tools to successfully meet the challenges of adolescents, to work toward establishing independence and a healthy sense of identity and to facilitate entry into adulthood.
When indicated, I will assess and make appropriate referrals to other health providers such as pediatricians and/or psychiatrists and will coordinate the care as needed.