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 5 to 85. I work with individuals, families and groups who are affected by anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, learning disabilities (including AD/HD), illness, divorce, eating disorders, trauma and substance use. I work with many children, teens, young adults, and their families.
As a strengths-based, solution focused clinical social worker, I am trained in several evidence-based types of "talk" therapy. I am also trained in Mind-Body Medicine, and if you are interested, I can teach you simple, effective stress relieving techniques that complement talk therapy. You will learn which healing techniques work for best for you, and how to use them at home. Using both treatment types together often helps clients feel better faster. Some clients meet their goals in a few sessions, while others come for several months, and others longer. There is no one “right way” for therapy to proceed.
My goal is for you to learn how to create the peaceful and fulfilling life that you envision.
Abuse Adjusting to Change Adoption Anger/Irritability Anxiety and Worry Attachment Issues Bipolar Blended Families Caregiver Stress Communication Problems Depression
Concerns I Can Help With
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 and Compulsions
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
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