If you have any of the following commonly asked questions, please feel free to contact me today.
How do I know if my child is gifted?
My child is bored in school. Should they skip a grade?
I know my child is very bright, so why aren’t they excelling in school?
My child is very bright, so why do they have trouble finishing tests on time?
Why is my child having trouble learning to read?
Why is homework such a struggle for my child?
How do I know if my child has ADHD?
Why can’t I pay attention when I need to?
How can I get academic or testing accommodations for myself or my child?
Why am I so forgetful?
Why does my child seem unmotivated?
How do I know if my child has an eating disorder?
Why am I so preoccupied with my weight or appearance?
Why am I unhappy?
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. It takes courage and introspection to know when you need help. Many individuals can benefit from having an objective source with whom they can voice concerns, share stories, and help improve various aspects of their lives. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths in the context of your personal history, and develop useful techniques to implement in your life.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Unlike someone with whom you have a personal relationship, my professional training and years of experience allow me to help you learn new skills and gain perspective on situations in your life, and listen to you without judgment or expectations. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective in some cases, but it is not the only option or solution. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with therapy. During our work together we will explore difficulties you are experiencing and work on developing healthy ways to adjust your behavior and thoughts.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to answer in a general FAQs page. Each person’s circumstances are unique, and the length of time therapy can take depends on your issues, your desire for change and personal growth, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place. Some individuals may choose to continue therapy long after initial issues have resolved, to promote continued personal growth and positive mental health.