Children & Adolescents Services

 Ages 3-17

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whatever the reason that you  are thinking about making the important decision to bring your child to therapy, I believe that I am equipped to handle your child’s difficulty.  

 

Reasons to pursue child & adolescent therapy include but are not limited to: 

 

  • ADD/ADHD symptoms 

  • Anxiety                                                                        

  • Aggression and acting out behaviors

  • Autism symptoms or concerns

  • Behavioral problems at school or home

  • Bullying

  • Depression

  • Difficulty adjusting to a new environment

  • Emotional or psychological problems

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss                                                           

 

 

 
Methods of Child Therapy

 

There are many methods for working with a children and adolescents.  I understand that there is no other child like yours in the world and that there is no one right child therapy technique that will work for every child. I will develop an individualized strategy that will help your child/adolescent communicate in an open and clear way, no matter what their age or situation. I offer practical and playful ideas to create a nurturing environment where children and aolescents can flourish.

 

It is important that children learn how to express/explore their feelings and learn coping skills to use at home and at school. My goal is to be able to help them overcome obstacles, fears, abuse, or whatever challenges they are facing. I believe that cultivating inner strength and self-worth is key to becoming confident and able to thrive in any situation, be it family, social, or academic. 

 

Types of child therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Play therapy

  • Behavioral therapy

  • Cognitive therapy

  • Family therapy

  • Talk therapy

  • Teaching relaxation techniques

  • Teaching stress management

  • Developing coping skills

  • Identifying and treating serious psychological issues

 

 

  • Life transition such as parent’s divorce

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors

  • Peer Relationships

  • Poor Coping Skills

  • School issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-harming, self-injurious behaviors

  • Stress

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Trauma, abuse or neglect

  • Trouble in school

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