My Approach to Helping
What would it be like if you woke up tomorrow and everything was better? As a Therapist, I love to help children and their families imagine that answer. Let's face it, life if tough, even for a child. Life stressors that impact adults, can have the same burden on children. My approach in Individual Therapy, working with children that are suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, school issues, ADHD, social skills, disruptive behavior, chronic medical conditions, ASD, and etc, is a solution-focused aim. During treatment, I work with clients to set session goals to help begin change in that moment, rather than after several sessions.
The cornerstone of every child is their family. When a family cannot function as a unit, then the child cannot function as an individual. My approach in family therapy is helping families identify dysfunctional patterns of behavior, and work together cohesively to resolve them. I aim to help children and their parents create meaningful interactions, complete with respectful communication; in this way, everyone feels heard and accepted within the family unit.
Parenting is hard. Parenting a young child with disruptive or dysfunctional behaviors is even harder. As a parent, it's easy to feel helpless or hopeless. My approach in parent skills training is to help parents identify areas of concern within their interactions with their children, ages 1-5 years old. Parent Skills Training consists of collaborative sessions with both parent and young child, addressing behavior and relational concerns in real time, in a one-on-one setting with direct Therapist feedback.