My Approach to Helping
Anxiety, tantrums and anger in children often result from children feeling disconnected from themselves. I believe all children have the capacity for deep love and connection. My passion for working with children allows me to connect with them in a meaningful way so that they feel deeply seen and connected. In therapy, my primary approach is using play therapy to help your child integrate their emotions, build skills for communication and have space to explore all parts of themselves. As a family therapist, my work is to help you connect with your child in a deeper, more meaningful way so that they feel fulfilled and seen deeply by you inside. In our family therapy work, we build bridges towards connection, find strength in struggles and create deep, lasting healing for the entire family.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Connection is reason I love being a therapist. When I'm meeting a client for the first time, my excited and eagerness to connect, learn more and help them through their struggles remains constant throughout working with them. When I have a moment in session when a child feels fully seen by me and connected to me, I silently celebrate each time. Finding the inherint strengths of each human being and seeing and celebrating them are why being a therapist make me come alive.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I know how hard it is to take the first steps into therapy. Most times, parents wait until the very last moment to seek help. You think it's a passing phase. They'll move through it eventually. You're really busy. Adding another thing will just cause more stress. I get it. Often times, waiting for things to pass or until the last minute inevitably creates more stress in the end. If you're feeling like your child is struggling, helping them through the process with support is the bravest thing you can do as a parent. It's not easy to ask for help, but it's worth it.