I am committed to helping children navigate life stressors through play and talk therapy. When working with children, I take a client/child-centered approach, using modalities such as play or talk therapy to help the child express his or her feelings and experiences that are often difficult to put into words.
I aim to help parents and caregivers understand their child's symptoms and behaviors while addressing and reducing distressing symptoms. I work collaboratively with caregivers to help them better understand the complex underlying dynamics that often make their child’s needs difficult to discern. I help caregivers to explore, reflect, and understand subtle misattunements that might be occurring and help them to build and strengthen their confidence in implementing effective interventions that will be useful in supporting their child’s emotional well being.
Adolescence is a challenging time for both the adolescent and the adults in their life. It is also a crucial time in developing, understanding, and making sense of one’s identity. It is a time where one experiences both emotional and social challenges. In my work with adolescents, I take a warm and supportive approach (sometimes mixed with humor) in developing the therapeutic relationship, while also working to understand the challenges bringing them to therapy. I tailor my approach to the individual needs of the adolescent. I strive to help adolescents explore, reflect, and understand their feelings and behaviors while also identifying, developing, and strengthen coping strategies to navigate difficult times.
I provide parent collateral meetings to support parents in better understanding what their adolescent is going through or experiencing. I provide space for parents to share their experiences and challenges while finding ways to enhance understanding and communication with their teen.
Early adulthood is a time of great change and transition. In my work with young adults, I strive to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and comfortable space for you to share your story and what it is that’s bringing you to therapy. People often find that gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships helps increase their ability to work through conflict and break away from old patterns that no longer serve them.
Over time, people tend to develop ways of thinking and behaving that can negatively impact daily functioning, feelings of self-worth, and ultimately perpetuate a cycle of negative self-talk.
Together, we will work on understanding some of the root causes of your difficulties. Through
exploration, we will work on understanding the function of your thoughts and beliefs and how they have impacted you. We will then practice replacing those thoughts and core beliefs with more encouraging, helpful, positive, and truthful beliefs.
I provide dyadic therapy which involves working with the parent/caregiver and child together. The goal of dyadic therapy is to work on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship and providing support for parents to implement effective parenting strategies that work for you and your child.In dyadic therapy sessions
I utilize observation, modeling, and parent-coaching.
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