Child Therapy

I welcome children who present with long lasting issues as well as those who are exhibiting sudden changes in their behavior.

If you feel your child is having an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts.

Sometimes kids, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Central to my holistic view of treatment, parents are seen as essential partners in the successful treatment of their child or teen. Parenting is one of the most challenging and potentially rewarding roles for many adults, and I actively engage parents in their child’s counseling experience. Parents are the crucial first step in developing a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for each child.

I use developmentally specific techniques to tackle both common and complicated challenges. I will help you identify the problem and the solutions. Patience, playfulness and understanding are critical in child therapy as many young children are unable to verbalize their fears and emotions. Therapy should be enjoyable for children, I will be patient, creative, playful, and positive in the office with your child so they will enjoy coming and look forward to coming back. Your child will learn skills to master new behaviors, understand emotions and develop healthy relationships. I use an integrative approach that allows me to fit the best treatment to your child’s and family’s style and needs.

Common Challenges:

  • School Stress, Homework/Test Anxiety
  • Social Pressures, Including Bullying, or Peer Pressure
  • Major Transition, such as a Divorce, Move, or Serious Illness
  • Emotional Regulation, Anxiety, Sadness, Anger
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Parenting Issues
  • Family Relationships

I Commonly Draw From:

  • Play Therapy
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Parenting Support