ADOLESCENTS: Teenage years are challenging, and given my experience working with families, I know that sometimes it‚Äôs the parents that need to do some adjusting as well as their children. After directing treatment facilities for adolescents as well as Substance Abuse/Mental Health programs for adults, I have dedicated myself to helping others to overcome emotional/behavioral problems and the difficulty they often experience with coping with feelings. I focus on strengths, build self-esteem and improve coping skills. ADULTS: I specialize in treating those struggling with MENTAL HEALTH and or SUBSTANCE ABUSE problems by identifying the problem, addressing important feelings, teaching the value of doing things differently, advising you on new coping skills that can help you to turn your life around. I have directed several inpatient treatment facilities. I realize that those afflicted have so much to deal with everyday in addition to their condition. Everyone deserves to have a happy, healthy and productive life and we will work on improving yours together.