123 Di Salvo Ave.
San Jose, California 95128
I offer therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families. I work with the following types of issues:
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
⁓Shannon L. Adler
Individual therapy can be a place to identify and change unhealthy patterns that cause unhappiness and interfere in relationships. I believe that change happens within the context of a new and different type of relationship, allowing you to experience your thoughts and feelings in a more integrated and less distressing way.
Often emotional and behavior difficulties in one member of a family cascade into problems throughout the family. Relationships between family members can be damaged, and everyone suffers.
When this happens, therapy for the whole family, or just a parent-child pair, is necessary to repair the relationships and return to loving and respectful family life.
Individual therapy is sometimes necessary for children who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Sometimes children need one person outside their family with whom they can explore their experiences, build coping skills, and resolve past traumas.
My extensive training in helping families with very young children allows me to address the emotional, social, and behavioral problems of young children. Some families are dealing with attachment disruptions due to adoption, recovery from trauma or domestic violence, or a poor fit between parent and child. I most often work together with parents and their young child together, which allows us to come to a shared understanding of the child’s difficulties, develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviors, and strengthen the relationship between parent and child. Early intervention is the key to preventing minor struggles from becoming major problems as the child grows.