I provide a safe and warm environment where children and teens can open up and share thoughts feelings and wishes about their life and talk about struggles. Not only do I help children feel validated, heard, supported and encouraged to reach goals and face problems, but I also help them identify feelings and learn coping strategies to feel better.
The relationship you have with your child is among the most important. I provide parental support throughout the counseling process while helping with school adjustment and life transitions. I also foster healthy boundaries between parent and child while strengthening relationships your relationship. Parental support and involvement is crucial in the therapeutic process.
It can be hard to know what children are feeling – this is where I come in! In my play room, children and teens alike (yes, even teens!) choose how they want to spend their time – with toys (kids) or objects of distraction (teens), and that’s because play to children (and adults, actually), is a way for them to express how they feel. I can show you how to interpret those feelings, too. From dress up clothes, sand tray, swords, and a play kitchen, to puzzles, darts and drawing, we spend our 40-45 minutes imagining, processing and playing as a way for them to process through what is happening in their lives. Your child will feel at home at my space.