Setting forth together

I work with children, adolescents, adults, and caregivers at different stages of life. I have received training across a variety of settings, which include outpatient medical and mental health, community mental health, university counseling centers, assessment clinics, and randomized clinical trials. Contact me to learn more about how we can work together to improve your quality of life.

Developing and using new skills

I work with children and adolescents who present with a variety of developmental, behavioral, and emotion-regulation concerns. While the bulk of my training has focused on working with individuals with developmental differences, I am able to work with children and adolescents who need help with learning, practicing, and independently using a variety of adaptive skills.

These include:

  • Functional Communication (coordinating across home, school, and community)
  • Social Skills (facilitating play dates/get-togethers)
  • Daily Routines (sleep, tooth brushing, getting dressed)
  • Coping Skills (positive self-talk, self-monitoring)

Refining and expanding your abilities

I have experience working with young adults as part of my clinical and research training. I am able to work with adults around a variety of issues to help facilitate independence and improve overall well-being across settings. I also offer autism-focused diagnostic assessments for adults.

Some of the services I offer for adults include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (modified based on concerns and ability level)
  • Daily Living Skills Support (hygiene, health care)
  • Diagnostic Assessment (with a specific focus on autism spectrum disorder)
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment (to assist with programming and OPWDD eligibility)

Making space and finding time for you

One of the great joys of my clinical work is interacting directly with caregivers - parents, grandparents, extended family, and in-home service providers. While I truly love being able to work with a child or adolescent in therapy, there is nothing quite like working with caregivers to bring about change in the family that generalizes more readily outside of the therapy office.

Some of the areas I focus on with caregivers include:

  • Behavioral Strategies in the Home (targeted focus on behaviors you want to change)
  • Coordinated Care for Children (across home, school, medical, and community settings)
  • Community Resource Referrals (looking at what you need and what is available today)
  • Self-Care and Stress Management (prioritizing your well-being to help your family)