It is all too easy to get out of balance as we try to meet all of life's demands. Too much responsibility and stress at home, school, or the office often leads to strained relationships, isolation, anxiety, depression or substance use. I can help.
My practice includes people ages 6 to 86. I work with individuals and families who are affected by anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, learning disabilities (including AD/HD), illness, divorce, trauma and substance use. I work with many teens and young adults, and help couples sort through relationship challenges.
I am trained in several evidence-based types of "talk" therapy. I am also trained in Mind-Body Medicine. If you are interested, I can teach you simple, effective stress relieving techniques that complement talk therapy. My goal is for you to learn how to create the peaceful and fulfilling life that you envision.
Abortion Abuse Adjusting to Change Adoption Anger/Irritability Anxiety Attachment Issues Bipolar Blended Families Caregiver Stress Communication Problems Depression Developmental Disorders: Autism, Aspergers, Non-verbal Learning Disability/PDD NOS
Concerns I Can Help With
Divorce Domestic Violence/Emotional Abuse Family Problems Grief, Loss, & Bereavement Health and Illness Hyperactivity, Inattention, Impulsivity (ADD/ADHD) Infidelity Isolation Learning Difficulties Menopause Midlife Challenges Mood Swings
Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD) Oppositional Behavior Parenting Phobias Post Traumatic Stress Relationship Challenges Self-Harm Sexual Abuse
Stress/Stress Reduction Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Trauma Trust Issues Workplace Stress Worry
Most clients meet with me in my office in downtown Darien, CT. I also work with clients by Skype or phone. I always use Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Therapy, and often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Interpersonal, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Dialectical Behavior (DBT) are other techniques that I am experienced with and that have been helpful to clients. I teach basic stress relieving techniques to every interested client. I also draw on the following types of therapy:
*Acceptance and Commitment Therapy*Body Psychotherapy*Contemplative Psychotherapy *Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy *Family Systems *Feminist Therapy *Imagery *Mindfulness *Positive Psychology *Reality Therapy *Self-care *Systems Theory
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Laura van Riper, LCSW Psychotherapy and Counseling
The Life Solution Center of Darien firstname.lastname@example.org 36 Old Kings Hwy. So., Suite 210 Darien, CT 06820 (203) 554-3853