Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

FAQ’s: Psychological Trauma and My Approach To Treatment

Thank you for visiting my website. I’m glad you are here.

I am a licensed therapist, train in trauma-based techniques and theory, treating children, teens, parents, families, caregivers, and young adults struggling with life transitions, psychological trauma, grief, and loss. 

What is your approach?

I have 11 years experience working in the mental health field. I have 5 years of experience being certified through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. When I work with individuals struggling with psychological trauma, I seek to build an authentic relationship with the patient/client.

What’s the most important part of trauma-therapy?

Without a safe relationship, counseling is a waste of time. I believe good therapeutic work stems from a positive relationship between patient/client and therapist.

Once the relationship is built we can begin to explore what the needs are, how to move forward, and how to build skills for the future.

Who do you treat?

I treat children, teens, parents, families, caregivers, and young adults struggling with the reality of a traumatic situation or series of events.

What do you focus on treating?

My counseling approach is focused on providing education and identifying the physiological, psychological, neurological, and emotional aspects of psychological trauma. Trauma is a full-body experience. It affects every function of your body. Until patients/clients are able to feel safe, heard, and understood, the negative consequences of a traumatic experience are likely to lead to further challenges.

The goal is to reduce defensiveness, fear, and anxiety so real work can begin.

What are common challenges you treat that kids and teens experience after a traumatic event?

  • Problems with school attendance and academic performance
  • Poor parent-child relationship
  • Oppositional behaviors and emotional outbursts
  • Poor attention-span and under-performance in school
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors

The list goes on and on.


Learn more about my approach to counseling under my biography.

If you are interested in meeting me for an intake assessment, click on “start counseling services” on the homepage.

As always, I wish you well

CORONA VIRUS1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

Trying to understand all of the chaos associated with the #coronavirus can feel very overwhelming.

I want to let ALL of my clients/patients who come to Anchored Child & Family Counseling or who see me for consultations know that I am taking the necessary steps to ensure that all of the families and individuals who come to the office are safe and healthy.

Please know that, in the event Anchored Child & Family Counseling is asked to alter its hours or close for the safety of all clients/patients, I will be offering tele-health (online, computer, or phone) services. Although I do not anticipate this happening any time soon, this is important to be prepared for.

I also want to assure you that if I receive any information regarding the corona virus that involves your insurance and/or your care I will let you know as soon as possible.

Although many of the new reports may appear to be or feel exaggerated, as you know keeping our eyes open and making smart decisions is essential.

Please let me know if you have questions!



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