Like a butterfly emerging into life, a child requires nurturance, safety, and care. I believe in supporting child and adolescent emotional growth and developmental processes throughout the life cycle especially when hardships are faced, such as, trauma, divorce, bullying, and other concerns. My approach is collaborative as I work closely with the parents, schools, and other collaterals involved to enhance over all well-being in every capacity of the child's environment. Always stemming from a strength-based perspective, using play and expressive art therapies, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, and Somatic Experiencing as theoretical approaches have proven to provide the best outcomes in healing and growth.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your child's truest potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your child's life. By applying evidence-based therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding your child back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Special attention is given to issues of Girlhood. Despite most young girls displaying strong, inherent self-esteem, a natural decline occurs as they mature into adolescent years causing self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, and other detrimental behaviors. A year round Teen Girls Group and parenting workshops are provided as services.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation for your child or teen, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, family, or group therapy appointment today.