Are you worried about your child? Does your child seem troubled, but no matter what you do you just can’t seem to get to the root of the problem? Is your family struggling to get along or communicate effectively?
Children’s emotional distress, including depression or anxiety, often looks very different than in adults. Some children display their distress outwardly, displaying aggressive, agitated, oppositional or angry behavior. Others withdraw or shut down, becoming more moody or irritable. As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to see your child suffer and not know what to do. It can also feel frustrating to not understand what is going on with them.
I specialize in helping parents identify potential causes for the problem behavior and create a structured plan to support their child in improving their behavior. I can help you gain understanding of your child’s social and emotional development and aid you in developing strategies to support your child’s emotional well-being. Through family therapy, I facilitate and support family dialogue to help everyone grow in understanding of each other’s experience and build compassion. Through the use of play, art, and metaphor, I help children develop appropriate ways of expressing their inner world, and improve behavior and socialization skills.