I founded New Milford Counseling, as a licensed clinical social worker. My goal is to provide a safe place for people to reflect, recharge, refocus and move forward.
I help people with general concerns and specializes in ADD/ADHD, marital, family and adoptive issues, life transitions and occasionally help those with concerns about unethical groups (i.e. cults) and unethical psychics.
ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Hyperactivity Disorder) are commonly identified in kids who have issues in school but are harder to identify in older children and adults. ADHD can affect school and work performance – as well as creating problems for loved ones and family members.
Adult ADD (ADHD) is often unrecognized. ADD/ADHD is also highly heritable.
People with ADD/ADHD are often very creative and spontaneous, but other traits may make it hard for them to function at their best. This may cause anxiety and depression which gets better as people learn new skills. I work with individuals and families to find the best combination of skills, techniques and resources to make ADHD as manageable as possible.
Family and parenting education are often more common for people who adopt than for birth parents. However family education can be an enormously helpful tool for parents of all origins.
Both groups can also benefit from support especially when there are special issues that need to be addressed.
Parenting problems may include (but are not limited to) issues around:
- Single parenting
- Step parenting
- Child behavior issues and more.
I provide parenting education, support, guidance, and strategies for birth, step and adoptive families.