My Approach to Helping
If you are here today because your child or teen is feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, having symptoms of ADHD, or your family is stuck in conflict; you are in the right place. It is not easy to make the decision to get counseling support. Finding the right person, knowing what you need, and feeling hopeful that change is possible; can be tough obstacles. Your courage is appreciated.
My 15 years of counseling experience has solidified my belief that good and helpful therapy begins with a comfortable relationship. When you know that your counselor sees your greatness and understands your goals and challenges; therapy can be the breath of fresh air that leaves you feeling strong and hopeful. A good fit therapist will also have the experience and skills to address your specific needs with research backed techniques. My passion and extensive experience is concentrated around youth struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, ODD and behavior problems, high-risk behavior, parenting conflict, learning differences, ASD, and twice exceptionality.
I hope you will reach out today to get the help you deserve. Please visit my website or follow me @boost.counseling.assessment to see more. Or just give me a call, I'd love to chat.
More Info About My Practice
We all want to live life as our best selves, but what that means isn't always obvious. We get lost, we get stuck, and we struggle. You don't have to do it alone. Knowing when you need a Boost is true courage. Boost Counseling and Assessment group is the combined passion of three professionals and moms. We also live and are raising our families in beautiful North County. We appreciate the strengths our communities have to offer. We also appreciate the pressure.
In our office you will find two therapists who offer counseling and coaching to children, families, teens, couples, and adults, an educational psychologist who offers psychoeducational testing and academic assessments, and a teen coach.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Spark to sparkle sums up my view of kids and teens with ADHD. These kids have that elusive something that embodies both their greatest struggles and their unique gifts. Kids with ADHD often just have more; more energy, more passion, more opinions, more volume, more messes, and more motion. They can also have more time outs (sad faces, red bears, oops slips, etc.) more parent-teacher conferences, more friend issues, more tears, and more frustrated, exhausted parents. There is no magic cure for ADHD. The key to helping kids sparkle is in finding ways to harness their strengths and strategically implementing effective tools to manage their difficulties.
ADHD in tweens and teens can look different from when they were children. The biggest challenges now often center around school and friends. The stakes feel higher in so many ways and the pressure can feel crushing. Managing complex assignments, homework, schedules, and navigating social demands; can all draw up the very skills that are toughest for many teens with ADHD. This is where having a 'coach' can help a teen understand and own their specific set of skills and challenges in order to leverage their strengths to compensate where needed.