Individual Psychotherapy for Children
Everyone can benefit from a helping hand. A number of kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help.
- Child and adolescent psychotherapy
- Individual and group work with children with Aspergers/High Functioning Autism
- Children's social skills groups: Weekly groups for elementary, middle, and high school students. Groups target shy and socially awkward children
- Children of divorce
- Childhood bereavement
- Therapy and coaching for children and adolescents with ADHD
My treatment approach can best be described as eclectic. I don't believe that "one style fits all." With one child or teenager, my work will be almost entirely one-to-one, with only brief discussions with parents. For another child, participation in a social skills group is needed. For a third, the issues clearly involve and affect the entire family, and an intervention working with the whole family is most appropriate. In yet another situation, parent guidance is the most effective and helpful approach, and my work will be primarily or entirely with the parents. I genuinely love working with children. Kids know this about me and feel very comfortable with me. As a result, they trust me and are able to open up to me about things in their life that cause them distress.