Marianne Von Michalofski
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Other|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 85856|
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Childhood and adolescence can bring difficult and painful times that have effects lasting well into adulthood. My passion is helping children and teens with the stress in their lives while they are young so that they become empowered to cope with life as they get older.
By providing children with a warm and nurturing relationship I help them to recognize their strengths and build the resilience they need to cope with the challenges in their lives. A sturdy self-concept can help sustain social-emotional well-being. Ultimately, this sense of competency supports children as they learn, grow and succeed.
Email or Call Marianne Von Michalofski at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25877
More Info About My Practice
Play therapy and Sandplay are two modalities used in our sessions together. These approaches are developmentally appropriate as children tend to communicate using play and actions more readily than using words. Often less verbal adolescents and adults will find comfort in working in the sand as well.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a former elementary school teacher, I understand the academic and emotional demands of childhood. I have a solid foundation in developmental theory as well as training and personal experience with children with special needs.
Teachers will refer students to me when their personal lives interfere with learning in the classroom. They recognize children who are coping with divorce, grief and loss, anxiety or sadness. Sometimes students struggle to make friends or to understand appropriate social behaviours. Occasionally unidentified learning disabilities or self-esteem difficulties will interfere with a child's day to day functioning and wellness. My goal is to help parents and children cope with all of these challenges and support their social-emotional growth. This is the foundation of mental well-being and resilience as adults.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
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