“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence” Peter A Levine
As a psychologist my work addresses all stages of development (i.e., childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older age) which includes and not limited to:
- Healthy aspects and strengths of clients -whether being seen as individuals, couples, families, groups or organizations
- Environmental/situational influences -how cultural, gender and lifestyle issues shape people’s experiences and concerns
- Issues of diversity and social justice- e.g., advocacy
- The role of career and work in peoples’ lives.
The problems are addressed from a developmental (lifespan), environmental and cultural perspectives. They include, but are not limited to:
- School and career/work adjustment concerns.
- Making decisions about career and work, and dealing with school‐work‐retirement transitions.
- Relationship difficulties‐including marital and family difficulties.
- Learning and skill deficits.
- Stress management and coping with negative life events.
- Organizational problems.
- Dealing with and adjusting to physical disabilities, disease or injury.
- Personal/social adjustment.
- The development of one’s identity.
- Persistent difficulties with relating to other people in general.
- Mental disorders.