My Approach to Helping
Is your daughter anxious and worried? Does she struggle with getting to school in the mornings or making friends? Is she more sensitive than normal, irritable and crying frequently? Having trouble sleeping? Is it hard for her to distract herself or control her thoughts? Does she seem nervous and fearful and missing out on fun activities? Are you worried, feeling overwhelmed or even frustrated because nothing seems to help? Many parents reach out because they too are worried about their child, feeling helpless and lost, trying to find the right help for their child. I help parents understand their child's behavior and find strategies that work.
I help parents, children and everyone else with anxiety, depression, anger, fears, OCD, separation anxiety, and acting out behaviors. I have over 20 years of experience working with young people and adults in community, inpatient, residential and day treatment settings, providing individual, group and family therapy. I use play therapy and sand tray therapy with young children and sometimes, even teens. My approach is collaborative, which means that I work closely with parents to make a diagnosis and develop realistic goals and an appropriate treatment plan. It also means that I want to hear from you and even my youngest clients, about what is working and what doesn't fit, so that we are all on the same page.
I know that reaching out is difficult and you probably have a lot of questions. Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns. Also, check out my website link below for more information. I look forward to hearing from you soon!