I have worked with children and their parents around many common (and uncommon) childhood problems and disorders. I have a strong foundation in play therapy, creative arts therapies, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and draw on these approaches to determine the best course of treatment for the problems at hand. Some children change by virtue of having a safe space in which to work out their problems in the presence of a trusted adult, while others need structured plans to motivate and guide them (and their parents) on working through a symptom or behavior outside of session.
I work collaboratively with schools, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other providers to assist children and families. An important part of this process is parent consultation to address your fears and to think together about handling those moments that have you stumped, without judgment.
Some problem areas I have treated successfully include:
- Loss (resulting from death, illness, divorce, or other life changes)
- Behavior problems at home and at school
- Social anxiety
- Anxiety about transitions
- Nightmares and other fears
- Issues of attachment
- Confusion or discontent related to gender
- Adjustment to medical conditions
- Sibling issues, including siblings of kids with special needs
- Spectrum Disorders