As parents, we want to ensure that our children are happy and grow to lead full, healthy lives. During the developmental process, different factors and experiences may interfere with a child reaching their social, emotional and academic potential. Biological needs can make adjusting to change and coping with stress more challenging for some children. Others may experience a great deal of stress from trauma or changes within the family. Some of these challenges may show up as symptoms of anxiety and depression. They may have a hard time getting along with peers, communicating with others and/or concentrating in school. In such cases, the child will need support in understanding their challenges and learning ways to cope with them. Seeking professional help during these circumstances is a brave and crucial next step you can take to help your child navigate through these tough times and reach their goals.
I work collaboratively with children and their families to identify children’s individual strengths and needs to help them attain their unique goals. Throughout therapy, I will meet with the child and parent individually and/or together depending on what is necessary in the process to achieve progress. I often utilize play therapy techniques to help children feel more comfortable and work on a variety of skills. Some of these include identifying and expressing emotions, understanding and solving social or family problems in healthy ways, and building various cognitive and social skills.
You can contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about how I can assist your child. See my contact page for further information.