Let's help your child learn, from the inside out, how they feel so they can put their feelings into words and get their needs met - without screaming, slamming doors, or having meltdowns. Not every day, at least.
we offer various therapy and support groups for children
give your child the space to process their stresses, anxieties, and fears while receiving skill-building instruction
various therapy and support groups for children
give your child the space to process their stresses, anxieties, and fears while building a toolbox of coping skills
Anxiety or Worry
Depression or Sadness
Attention Deficits & Hyperactivity
Shame and Insecurity
Peer Relationships & Pressure
Making & Managing Friendships
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions & Familial Changes
In a nutshell, I will help your child understand, talk about, and work through their feelings. We will develop problem-solving and calming skills to handle or lessen emotional outbursts, and work through all the things that cause children stress and anxiety. I'll treat your child's needs at the root so they can get back to feeling good!
We will work closely together throughout this process. While I might be the expert on the therapeutic side, you are on the ground daily with your child and are their expert. Your guidance on understanding your child holds the key to helping them thrive.
By starting young and helping children and adolescents create a better understanding of themselves (mind, body and spirit) they are given the tools for success in all areas of their lives. Goals can be accomplished with more ease if children are taught resiliency, emotional intelligence, and self regulation. They can take solace in knowing that they are not alone, but simply experiencing what every human being goes through.
Therapy is designed to identify the source of the problem. Then, the therapist (that's me!) will work with your child to develop skills to cope with big feelings, problem-solve, and create healthy thinking patterns. Your child, through therapy, can learn:
• Self-control and patience
• Listening, sharing, and communication skills
• Coping mechanisms for grief and anxiety
• Alternative healthy ways to express themselves
I use my 15+ years of experience to teach a variety of coping skills to help children build resilience, develop self-confidence, and find joy. I use evidence-based practices blended with mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral tools to help your child become aware of their thoughts and emotions and find ways to calm big feelings (like anxiety or worry!). Your child will learn mindfulness, stress management, social skills, communication, and problem-solving techniques. They will develop the skills they need to tackle life's challenges, now and in the future.
Whether your kid is dealing with a transition to kindergarten, tough middle school drama (among other things), or facing all of the challenges that come with high school, I can help them navigate the throes of whatever it is they are experiencing.
I love to support kids as they work through what it feels like for them to grow up. Where puppets may help younger children, older kids might just need a space to chat, and finding that balance is a great part of my work with your child.