ADULTS AND OLDER ADULTS
Each stage of life, from childhood, to adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood has special challenges and needs. An experienced and trained therapist understands the continuous changes a person goes through in their life span and knows how to adapt their therapeutic treatment to the needs of every one of their clients.
Older adults have a special place within our practice. We deeply understand the challenges that age brings: In some cases, there is the natural loss of physical, emotional and/or cognitive abilities. A sense of loss that occur when an important life chapter ends such as with retirement and the empty nest syndrome, and finally the grieving for the passing of loved ones that tend to occur more often during this age. However, we do not think that once a person passes a certain age there is no more work to be done. We firmly believe that the “golden years” can be an age of blossom, consolidation of life work and reflective measurement of live achievements, enjoyment of new social connections and the discovery of new passions. Psychotherapy for seniors can do more that offering an empathetic ear. It can treat common problems like insomnia, anxiety, depression, alleviate loneliness and isolation, and assist in developing a healthy and productive life.
We are determined to share our vision with our older adults and help them to internalize that
the “golden years” can be the best of their lives!
Successfully navigating relationships in life is difficult. Having a successful intimate relationship is even harder. Each couple arrives at our office presenting a diverse array of issues ranging from infidelity, communication, sex and intimacy, life changes, financial, divergent cultural backgrounds, child rearing and much more. Often, they seek therapy as the last resource before separating and looking for a way to try and work things out. With our expertise in couples’ therapy, we strive in every case to provide a safe space for both where they can explore, learn and develop improved ways to understand, communicate, and support each other.
Families play an important role in children's healing processes. The interaction between children's problems and their families is always complex. Sometimes children present problems that may require working with the family. Family therapy works in improving the connections between family members to treat individuals. The family unit is seen as a whole instead of the sum of its parts. Whether working with children, adolescents or adult children, families heal when they work together.
Grief counseling is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals and sometimes families work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one. The goals of treatment are to help the clients cope with the emotional, social, spiritual, cognitive, and sometimes physical responses to loss. The counseling helps the individual recognize normal aspects of the grieving or mourning process, cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported through the anxiety surrounding the life changes that may follow the loss, and develop strategies for seeking support and self-care.