Topics of exploration might include perfectionism, stress management techniques, balancing work and motherhood, how being labeled as gifted has impacted self-esteem, relationships with family, friends, or co-workers, identifying personal strengths, handling disappointment and fear of failure.
Couples work can be challenging but also a way strengthen your relationship proactively. As a therapist, my job is to help facilitate these conversations, not to determine “who’s right”. Improving communication, navigating the “re-entry” period, and building a support network are all important topics, especially for super commuter couples, in addition to others such as infidelity and parenting challenges. While couples tend to seek counseling when they are having difficulties, therapy can also be useful in in the early stages of a relationship by exploring topics such as money, sex, work, friends, and family before issues arise.
I have a particular interest in working with teens and young adults and therefore sought that out in my training and internship experiences. This can be a difficult, stressful time for many, trying to juggle school, activities, friends, and family life. Having an adult that they can talk to in a non-judgmental, neutral environment can be very helpful. Of specific interest to me is working with gifted and talented children and I offer groups as well as individual sessions. See “groups” for more information.