I realize that no two people, no two kids or no two families are the same and as such tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. I will help your child or family recognize underlying problems, fully realize strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way.
My practice specializes in treating children, teens and families and I offer comprehensive services dealing with:
With children I often use the therapeutic power of play. It is not often that "talk therapy" is helpful to children because it doesn't meet their developmental needs. With children I will often use play therapy. Play therapy is widely regarded by therapists and pediatricians as the best treatment for children ages 3-12 years old.
I engage teens in a variety of ways including "talk therapy" where the focus is on building a relationship with the teenager. Many teenagers will enjoy art, card games or sand tray therapy along with talking and working on their goals. I follow the lead of teens, and offer guidance in their treatment, but they decide how their sessions look.
If it's appropriate families may be involved in session or have separate sessions. When working with families, I use a combination of family systems theory and play modalities to help families work out their issues or problems, as well as to build on their strengths. I also offer parent sessions when needed or desired.