© 2023 Chana Mark, L.C.S.W.
The challenges and problems that you’re facing may feel impossible to overcome – especially if you’ve been fighting the same battles, and carrying those same burdens, for years.
But I always tell my patients that there are only two things that you need to make real and enduring improvements in your life.
You need to be open, and you have to be willing to change.
If you are ready to do those two things, then real healing is not only possible – it’s closer than you think.
For many people, there are behaviors and coping mechanisms that may have served them well in the past – perhaps during a challenging time in childhood or adolescence.
Those same behaviors that helped you get by are the very same ones that are holding you back.
You find yourself locked into negative patterns that you don’t know how to escape. These old, entrenched behaviors and thought patterns are holding you back from realizing your own potential, and interfering with your relationships.
Individual therapy gives you the opportunity to understand and heal deep, early disruptions and wounds and open the door to a new and more fulfilling future.
Building a strong and enduring relationship is a challenge for everyone. But my years of working with couples has shown me again and again just how much healing and reconnection is possible, when couples are willing to seek healing for their relationship.
Some couples come to me as a last resort because they know that their relationship simply isn’t sustainable in its current form. Others seek out my help because they intuitively know that their connection could go deeper and grow stronger than it currently is. Regardless, I have had great success in helping couples like you reconnect, move past conflict, and grow closer than ever before.
The three of us will work together to understand and heal the relationship.
Therapy for Children and Adolescents
(Ages 3 and up)
Children have an amazing capacity to express their inner world through play. Whether we are playing with puppets and dolls or playing a board game, play is at the core of the work that I do with my youngest patients. Play therapy allows children to share their deepest struggles while feeling safe and expressing themselves in their own “language.”
Children are less set in their ways and can change more readily than adults. For this reason, reaching out for needed support early in a child’s life can give that child an opportunity to get back on track and grow to their full potential.
Teenagers are going through a confusing time of changes, both physical and emotional. Navigating these changes and learning to build relationships outside the home can overwhelm a teenager.
In working with teenagers we focus on helping them sort out their feelings, their beliefs, and their relationships, so that they can move forward in a productive and fulfilled way.