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  • Children & Adolescents

    My speciality and my joy is working with children and adolescents. I have spent many years learning as much as possible from books, trainings, parents, teachers, children and adolescents themselves and from two of the greatest teachers in my life, my own children. I have a unique ability to empathize and join with children, and understand their worldview and how they experience relationships in their lives.

    I can then use both my clinical knowledge and experience as a parent and adult to help them to communicate their feelings and needs to others or interpret sometimes confusing behaviors to their caregivers. Let me help you reconnect with your child, understand your child’s behavior or symptoms and aid in developing an individualized plan for success. 

    I truly believe that all children have greatness in them, are yearning for connection with the adults in their lives and are looking to adults to fill them with self-worth.

    Let me help your child or teen get back to the important business of playing, having fun with friends, learning and growing!

    Treatment Modalities

    Together we will develop a treatment plan that works for your child

    Interested in knowing more? Here are the treatment modalities I use frequently for children and adolescents:

    -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    EMDR

    -Motivational Interviewing

    CBT and ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) for OCD

    ADHD Diagnosis and Coaching

    -Solution Focused Therapy

    -Non-directive Play Therapy

    -Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

    -The Nurtured Heart Approach

    -Internal Family Systems (IFS) or Structural Dissociation Theory

    -Somatic Psychology