My Approach to Helping
Imagine a future where you don't have to worry that the trauma your child endured is going to negatively impact their future. Now picture what it would be like to interact with your child without it ending in an argument or the cold shoulder. While it can be hard to see the light through all the darkness, your child's future is bright! Children and adolescents are not defined by the negative experiences they have endured, and by focusing on their strengths they find the motivation they need to persevere. Finding the right therapist is essential for change, which is why I greatly emphasize the therapeutic relationship. I join children and their families on their path towards healing, and support them through life's challenges. No parent wants to see their child suffer, and with the right supports and treatment plan, they don't have to.
More Info About My Practice
Remember your child is not alone in this journey. The path to healing starts here. I am nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also work closely with parents and guardians to help them understand and manage their child's symptoms and behaviors.
My Role as a Therapist
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. In the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Having a negative therapy experience can make you believe that therapy is not helpful, or will not lead to change. It can be hard to find the right therapist, but once you do, therapy can be beneficial, and a life-altering experience. An important part of the therapy process is building a relationship. I spend a great deal of time getting to know my patients and understanding their issues at hand. I care about my patient's well-being, and provide them with the tools they need in order to seize the day, and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.