My Approach to Helping
I can help your child or youth contain overwhelm and function effectively in home, school, and community. Young children progress in therapy through self expression and processing in play and art. I have training and experience in both and in Attachment, Complex Trauma, and Brain Differences. Youth progress through Existential therapies, focused on questions of meaning, including freedom, and responsibility, life and death. Children and Youth both respond well to restructuring self-defeating thoughts into positive thinking, Trauma Informed-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy . And, I use Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Mindful Self Compassion practices, effective in emotion regulation and improving self esteem. Families struggling with conflict can benefit from Mediation and reconciliation. I also have experience with disrupted attachment and adoption and can help you build skills to become therapeutic agents in your child's or youth's life. I offer Filial Therapy informed by training and experience in Filial Therapy.