The heart of my practice is working with parents and children in order to create positive home environments. My specialized background and training in the effects of chronic trauma on the "operating systems" of a developing child open up unique approaches that many find helpful. It is so easy for parents and kids to get "stuck" as they seek to function as a family unit. In "family matters" counseling we work to find new ways to connect so that the parents can provide the secure home base that the kids need. Parents are also heartened by finding new pathways to positively respond to their children that are not controlled by their child's misbehavior. I am able to accept Aetna, Cigna, and several types of Medicaid insurance.