Welcome to my practice: Counseling Services for Children, Adolescents, and Parents.
I work with children and adolescents who struggle with ADHD, Bullying, Depression, Eating Disorder Recovery, Grief Recovery, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Suicidal Ideation and Stress Management. I also work with parents to offer support and parenting tools.
I collaborate with other health care professionals and work with treatment teams when appropriate.
Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Because of the way the brain develops, children lack the insight and ability to identify and verbalize their troubles. A trained therapist uses play therapy to help children express through play what they can't express in words. Play provides a safe psychological distance from a child's problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to the stage of development. Click here to see a brief video on Play Therapy.
Adolescents are faced with psychological changes that create a lot of confusion in their world. Teens benefit from having a safe place to process their thoughts and feelings. When working with adolescents, I often use cognitive based techniques to help them develop the insight and coping skills they need to get through their stage of development.