One of my most favorite parts of being a child and family therapist is working directly with the children. The greatest predictor of the success of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client/family. I begin working immediately with my children to build a rapport built on trust, respect, and open communication. I love to work with little children who bring their own challenges and often work closely with the parents as well when the children are younger. Middle schoolers are very interesting and challenging. They are constantly working hard to make sense of this crazy world and try hard to find ways to understand peer relationships and the importance of belonging. I join with these tweens to give them support and help them navigate their decision making and aid them and expressing their emotions appropriately. Teenagers are most often unpredictable as sometimes they themselves aren't really sure why they are feeling emotions that are sometimes unrecognizable. I enjoy getting to know each one of them and feel confident that I offer support to them, encouragement with decision making, and the knowledge that they can trust me as an unbiased supporter of them during these often difficult times.
Every child is so special with needs and interests that are often not obvious to their family members. I join with my kids and their family to become a team working together to meet their goals.
If I may be of help to you, please call me so that we may talk to ascertain if we are a good fit. I would love to hear from you and work with you to improve your child's life as well as your own as a result of seeing your child flourish.