Few things in life are more vulnerable than having a child or family member in psychological distress. Whether your loved one is suffering from severe depression, an eating disorder, addiction, psychotic symptoms, or another emerging psychiatric condition, families benefit from professional support to care for themselves and intervene effectively in a mental health crisis.
I provide families emotional support as well as tangible direction and treatment resources to consider in helping their loved one.
This usually begins by providing psychoeducation to help families better understand the mental suffering of their loved one and the different treatments available. Space is also held for families to process their own complex emotional reactions, which often include re-activated trauma, shame, resentment, confusion, grief, and anxiety.
I assist families in practicing healthy communication skills, setting boundaries, and committing to their own wellbeing as they intervene for their loved one in need.
The labyrinth of our mental health system is daunting, sometimes even dehumanizing, and it can be difficult to know who to trust and what care is effective, affordable, and necessary. For over a decade I have been worked with some of the leading treatment centers in the country for eating disorders, addiction, and primary mental health and have seen first-hand which programs offer quality care and where families can be lead astray. After fully reviewing your loved one’s case presentation I assess urgency and level of care needed, and connect families with direct referrals to well established, reputable institutions that provide the highest quality care.
I also provide consultation for outpatient care, including individual clinical referrals and psychoeducation regarding therapeutic modalities best suited for your child or loved one’s needs. I have no current affiliations with any hospitals or treatment centers.