Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I initially focus on the person suffering the most. I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual’s underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety and fear will then be addressed. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, utilizing their own strengths. My Ph.D. thesis focused on Women’s Cravings: A Search for Fulfillment. In groups and individual work with women, I have gained insight to women’s issues with food and how deeply related these issues are to our self-esteem.
A European immigrant, straddling several cultures for many years, I have an intimate understanding of the losses families experience when leaving their country of birth. The desire for a sense of belonging is innate in all of us as we continue searching, growing and learning.