My Approach to Helping
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 18 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing a child's emotional and behavioral concerns. While I counsel children individually, the therapeutic process is a family affair. By aligning with your family -- not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach -- we can work as a team, along with school staff, to develop an effective strategy to address issues with disruptive behavior, academics, relationships, identity, and family conflicts.
I work with disruptive behavior in home and school, anger issues, explosive episodes, behaviors associated with ADD and ADHD, issues related to emotional regulation, depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, confused and-or fragile identity, family dysfunction, special education advising, child, parent, and sibling relationships, Mindfulness and meditation, and parent coaching.
Frustrated. Exhausted. Out of ideas. Rearing a child who struggles with emotional and behavioral challenges is taxing to say the least. A disrupted home and strained relationships can cause lasting effects on a developing child and on a family as a whole. Let's work together to heal your family and help your child. All kids are good kids.