Therapy for Children

At times, family issues surface that can impact children in ways that are not immediately obvious, yet they become more apparent within a child’s behavior, emotional reactivity, school and social issues, and difficult engagement with siblings and parents. 

Many parents I’ve spoken to are struggling with how to either reconnect with their child after upheaval in the family or address the big pink elephant in the room that the child is noticing and reacting to, but no one is talking about.

Child therapy, in conjunction with family and parental involvement, can often bring the family back into balance by:

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  • Preventing or reducing behavior problems;
  • Enhancing prosocial behaviors;
  • Improving family function by supporting effective parental leadership through discipline and household structure, promoting positive parenting, and increasing parental involvement and awareness related to a child’s academic needs.

Everything that happens in therapy with children under about age 12 is done so through the expressions of play and art. These modes of engagement allow the child to expose their thoughts and feelings in a non-directive, non-talk therapy focused manner.  As a therapist, I work to translate what occurs during the session into an awareness of what is going on inside the young client.  Parents are included at the discretion of my client; I, as a therapist, will aid the child in realizing what needs to be communicated with the parent, as well as when and how to share themes and ideas that begin to surface.

Individual & Family Therapy

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There are many reasons why individuals seek therapy.  At times that therapy may benefit from the participation of a partner or additional...

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Adolescent & Teen Therapy

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In an attempt to cope with common issues, adolescents and teens may suffer from depression, anxiety, mood fluctuation, irritability, and reactive behaviors...

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Therapy Groups

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I currently facilitate several groups. Please contact me if you are looking for group support to see if there is a group that fits ...

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Trauma

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Trauma comes in many forms. Whether you lost a cat you loved, a job, home, marriage, parent, child… It’s all trauma and it affects each of us uniquely...

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Additional Services

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As a social worker with a credential in School Social Work, I can assist with SSTs, IEPs, Behavior Plans, Juvenile Probation,...

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My Practice

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Learn more about my education and experience, my approach to therapeutic counseling, or how I can help fulfill intern or assistant candidates with supervised hours...

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