The intake process includes a comprehensive psychosocial assessment, history and interview. The purpose of this evaluation is to gather all diagnostic information relevant to why you are seeking counseling at this time. Consideration is given to all areas of development: physical, educational, social, emotional, behavioral, health, and family.
An individualized treatment that engages children, adolescents and adults in a strength-based clinical approach that will guide your clinical work through a positive process focused on self-discovery, empowerment and problem solving. Goals are set to meet your specific needs, concerns and desired outcomes.
Therapeutic engagement with two or more family members to address family dynamics (stagnant or changing), improve relationships, shift maladaptive family patterns, develop understanding of varying perspectives, improve overall health of family system.
Group therapy can be a beneficial way to develop skills, practice peer relationships, explore new ideas based on developmental readiness, and to gain insight into individual strengths and challenges. Click here for details about current group offerings.
School Observation and Consultation
Observing a client in their educational setting is informative to the evaluation and treatment planning process. Observations provide an opportunity to see how students solve problems, interact socially with adults and peers, and respond to the structure of their learning environment. School-based consultation services are offered to public and private schools, agencies, families and individuals.
Do you need support to assure that your child has the best educational program available to them based on their individual learning needs? I can help support initiating the IEP process at your child’s school, review IEP’s to make recommendations based on already completed psycho-educational assessments, attend IEP meetings, consult with school professionals, and teach students how to participate and self-advocate in their IEP’s.
This is an important consideration for all high school students. How will your son or daughter prepare for a successful transition from high school to secondary education options or employment? Every student should have a transition plan that is individualized based on need, and includes a coordinated set of student-centered activities designed to facilitate the student’s journey from high school to post-high school life.
I am credentialed to provide individual or group clinical supervision to social workers seeking licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.