My Approach to Helping
Recognizing that you need help and support does not come easily. You know yourself, your family, and your situation best. My approach is collaborative, and my hope is to come alongside you on your journey in order to better help you reflect on what has worked and what is currently working.
More Info About My Practice
Instead of providing therapy in an office, I provide therapy in the home. I find this method of treatment to be more beneficial because it allows me to see you in your most comfortable environment. I can also observe familial interactions and patterns of behavior that are not often present in an office setting. This allows me to have a clear idea of how to best support you and your family.
My Therapy Focus
Children experience stress or trauma for various reasons that result in them feeling confused or unsafe. Stress can occur from something as typical as a move, birth of a sibling, or starting school. It can also be as serious as death of a family member, exposure to violence, or experience of a natural disaster. How we cope and react with transitions can impact our child's sense of themselves and their felt safety in their relationship. My goal is to strengthen the bond between you and your child, to not only support short term changes in behavior, but also the long term patterns that will positively affect your relationship throughout your lives.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I recognize that it is difficult to seek help for yourself or your family and I applaud you in taking the first step. Therapy can be scary, especially when thinking about therapy for your children. I use playful approaches to serious problems as children use play as their way of exploring roles, learning, and expressing themselves. It is crucial to have parents be an active participant as your children learn from you and require your support in order to make progress. I also encourage a transparent and open dialogue about how the therapy process is going, so that I can best meet your needs and the needs of your family.