My Approach to Helping
How do you feel after an hour of yelling at your kids to get up in the morning to catch the school bus? Or, even worse, never arriving to any event on time due to power struggles over what to wear (or not wear)? And how about navigating all that technology your child or teen is using on social media -- especially texting, Snapchat & Instagram? And don't get me started on the difficulties your child may be facing in today's school systems.
On top of all this pressure, what if your child/teen is experiencing anxiety, ADHD, depression or has suffered a trauma? If you are an adoptive parent, you already know that your child has had to face unique circumstances that may impact their sense of self and their ability to form a healthy attachment to you and others. And if you are a divorced parent, awareness of how your child is handling their grief is key to assisting them through this life-changing transition.
I'll be blunt. You've got a big job to do as a parent and a short window of time to do it. Learning to be a healthy authority over your child/teen is an important skill to learn as a parent, but is even more important for building your child's character.
If you are struggling in this endeavor you are not alone. I am here to help you, your family and your child/teen learn the necessary skills to achieve success, build confidence and alleviate much of the stress from your everyday life.
My philosophy is to combine proven therapy techniques tailored to the needs of each individual and family with a supportive, attuned humanistic approach. When I work with children, I make sure there is an element of fun in each session and reinforce change with enthusiasm and reward.