Child and Family Therapy –
Children respond to trauma and stress in ways that can feel hard for the caregivers in their lives to understand. Their emotional symptoms may be paired with physical and behavioral challenges.
The therapy room is a place where children can practice self-regulation and decision-making, and families can try new ways of communicating with one another to reduce conflict and support the unique gifts each member has to share with the world. My approach to child and family counseling is collaborative, honoring you as the expert on your child while offering tangible ideas based on current brain research and therapeutic experience.
I use a mix of non-directive and structured arts & play therapy interventions to invite my younger clients to express themselves both symbolically and with words. Sessions also may include other developmentally appropriate tools in order for us adults to better understand children’s experiences, hopes and needs.