Private Practice since 1990
NYS Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist
Doctorate in Professional Psychology from Rutgers University
Post Doctoral training in Family Therapy
from University of Rochester
Intermediate level Spanish Proficiency
Anxiety and depression
Attention and Learning Problems
Sleeping or Eating Disturbances
Loss and Transitions
Clients under age 21
Family therapy can sometimes provide a more efficient and effective way to address presenting problems. As family members work together they focus on developing better communication and problem-solving skills that can benefit the family beyond the therapy sessions. Children and adolescents often feel more motivated and engaged in treatment when they have the support and involvement of other family members.
CBT is often helpful with clients who are anxious, depressed, or having problems with social difficulties, changes, or stress. CBT restructures negative thoughts into more positive, effective ways of thinking. It also includes learning emotion regulation and behavior management strategies, communication skills and practicing effective coping tools. Behavior therapy involves developing plans with children, parents, and sometimes school staff that target specific goals or skills to learn with logical consequences or rewards given as progress is shown toward these skills.
These techniques aim to teach coping and self calming tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, slow focused breathing, greater mindfulness, and use of positive imagery.
I coach clients to better understand their strengths, identify specific goals, and develop the skills to achieve them. A portion of each session may be spent with the child or teen alone, with the parents alone, and/or with the family together depending on the needs and goals of treatment. Confidentiality, expectations, and treatment plans will be discussed within the first few sessions to ensure the therapy will be a good fit for your situation. Since therapy is a collaborative process, I welcome your questions and feedback throughout treatment.
Please contact me or my office manager,
Mary Beth, with questions or to make an appointment.
324 W. North St., Suite 4, Geneva, NY 14456, us
Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Fri. - Sun.