My Approach to Helping
Child and Adolescent Behavioral therapy
Open nights and weekends for your convenience.
Fee based on a sliding scale
Who do I work with? Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're feeling like no one truly 'gets you', or your kids are pushing you too your limits. Can you imagine how your kids feel? I happily work with individuals, couples, and families, while my focus is with children and adolescents (individually or preferably in families). I have seven years experience working in our Public Schools, with children of various ages thought to be "behavior issues". My work with couples is usually trying to keep them together by overcoming communication and relationship issues, I help them to navigate those waters to a happier and safer place. If however staying together is impossible I will help dissolve the relationship in a peaceful and healthy way. Families are unique because almost always there are one or two family members thought to be the issue. While that may be true, it is the whole family that ends up hurting or are the victims. All that trauma needs to be addressed. A wise man once said; "Behavior is a language - all we have to do is learn the language."
Having also been trained as a Life Coach, my approach is to first get to know you, find out who you are, and most importantly who you want to be. In the therapy room, I don't sit in my chair, answering questions with questions, or nodding my head saying; "hum, and how does that make you feel?" I work with you using my training in a way that works best with you; everyone is different. I focus on mindbody and spirit. The joy of my training (Transpersonal psychology) is it is inclusive of all approaches from analytical and CBT to mindfulness meditation and art therapy; all of which are in my toolbox.
My practice focuses on:
- Child-Adolescent behavioral issues
- Trauma - Autism, PTSD,OCD,ODD
- Relationship issues
- Depression and Anxiety
- When life has you 'stuck'