Services: Children and Teens

Using a multi-faceted approach, I have had proven success in addressing the following difficulties faced by children and adolescents:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anger Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation

I have an extensive background working with children and adolescents in hospitals, schools, clinics, and private practice.

During the past 10 years, I have worked in education, both at a private school for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and several public schools. For the past 6 years, I worked as a school psychologist. My work includes evaluating children to determine ways to support their learning. This could involve building-level support, individualized educational plans (IEP's), and 504 plans.

I have a keen insight into child development. During the early years, children need much nurturing and support to promote positive development. Counseling can provide an outlet for children to grow.

I use play therapy and traditional therapy to help young children express their emotions, including frustration, sadness, and anger.  I help them name their emotions and identify positive thoughts and actions.

I use the CBT approach with adolescents to help them manage uncomfortable thoughts and behaviors. Sometimes adolescents may engage in self-harming behavior or substance abuse as a way to cope with their feelings. I’ve had much success helping adolescents challenge negative thoughts and apply positive coping strategies.

I take the time to understand children and their needs. For a child or adolescent, the world can be a "scary" and overwhelming place, mixed with a swirl of emotions. Talking to a counselor can help a child feel heard, validated, and less alone.

I will take the time to understand your child’s needs. My goal is to help your child feel validated, and achieve their goals.

I believe children and adolescents benefit from a team approach. Families are encouraged to join in the counseling process. I am also happy to collaborate with school-based support teams.

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