My Approach to Helping
My approach to helping is centered around each child. Each child has something to contribute to the world if they are simply given the support and skills necessary to do so. I aim to help each child believe in themselves, decide what it is that they can and want to offer the world, and give them the skills necessary to share those gifts in a responsible, appropriate way. There is at least one time in every life that support and an ally is necessary; this is where I come in. I help children and teenagers to build positive relationships with their families and friends and guide them on their journey to discovering who they are. Whether long-term or situational, I am here for your child. I am proud of you for taking this first step to finding your child an ally and I am excited to get to know you and your child better.
More Info About My Practice
I created this practice to fill a need; the need of all children to be loved, accepted and supported so that they may be confident, resilient, and capable.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
There is no "one-size fits all" approach to therapy. Each child, family, and therapist is different. I encourage you to get to know many therapists in order to find the one whose approach and personality meshes with your child's. Everyone has something different to offer and unless you ask and explore the approach and beliefs of different therapists you will not know what you want and need. Please call or schedule an initial appointment to get a better feel for who I am a therapist and to explore whether or not your child and I would be a good match.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
My passion for working with children in academic, social and mental health areas has encouraged me to push my boundaries. It is no surprise that my love for helping others has brought me to the counseling field and I could not imagine doing anything else. I have no greater passion than helping children and teenagers be their best selves. I know that it takes a village and I am a prime example for the success of this philosophy. I believe that children can only be successful if they are taught resiliency, coping skills and are supported in all aspects of their lives from many different systems.