Who I am
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Carlisle, PA. I offer individual counseling for adults and adolescents ages 16 and up.
In my work with adults, I strive to develop a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and open dialogue. Because I have found that issues in relationships are often linked to distress, I often focus on the ways that clients choose to engage in and retreat from intimate interpersonal relationships. I believe in offering empathic and honest feedback so that my clients feel understood as well as challenged. I work with the full range of adult concerns, including:
Anxiety Disorders (Panic, OCD, PTSD/Trauma, Phobias)
Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating)
Family of Origin Issues
Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
Postpartum Mood/Anxiety Disorders
Survivors of Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
Adolescents have unique needs and their lives are filled with both exciting and stressful challenges. While a certain amount of emotional distress in adolescence is normal, parents should consider counseling if that distress seems to interfere with daily functioning for an extended period of time. Adolescence doesn't have to be traumatic! In my work with adolescents, I try to balance the adolescent's need for increasing independence with the importance of involving family in his/her care. I offer adolescents as much confidentiality as possible -- knowing that thoughts and feelings will be kept private is often paramount in forming a collaborative working relationship in therapy. When the adolescent feels comfortable with it, I invite parents and other family members to participate in his/her treatment. Parents are always informed if their adolescent has suicidal thoughts or is engaging in any risky/dangerous behavior. I work primarily with adolescents struggling with the issues listed above. If the primary clinical concern is substance abuse, ADHD, oppositional behavior, or autism spectrum disorder, I may refer you/your teen to another provider. Please note that I offer appointments only between the hours of 9am and 3pm, Tuesday through Friday. Adolescents who are home or cyber schooling might find my practice a good fit. Those who are in school during these hours may want to consider a short course of counseling over summer vacation.
28 S Pitt St Carlisle PA 17013 (717) 713-0059