Personalized counseling for kids & adolescents
Struggling with shyness?
Avoiding people, places, or things that seem benign?
Putting him/herself down a lot?
Falling behind in school or are you concerned (s)he may not graduate?
Having trouble falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night?
Worrying a lot?
No longer enjoying what (s)he used to?
Complaining of stomachaches or headaches
with no medical cause?
Developed a fear of something such as enclosed spaces, school, elevators, dogs, leaving the house, driving, balloons, bugs, open spaces, losing control, etc.?
Experienced a big life change such as a move, a death of a family member or friend, or divorce?
Experienced something scary or life-threatening such as a natural disaster, abuse, bullying, or witness to violence?
Parents are instrumental in the success of therapy. I invite parents to be involved in the therapy process as much as possible. The type of involvement varies on a case by case basis, but here are a few common examples of parents' roles in therapy:
- Help your child practice newly learned skills at home.
- Help your child do his/her therapy homework.
- Try a new technique with your child to manage a behavior.
- Be open to suggestions and feedback about interventions.
- Work with me to develop a behavior plan that is right for your child's needs.