People do better when they feel better about themselves. I aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for children and families to be able to work through their struggles, both big and small. As a therapist that specializes in working with children and teenagers, I utilize the people that are most important in that child's life to bring about change in a sustainable way. This means that while I'm a "Child Therapist" I require family/caregiver participation in our sessions; I believe that children are mostly likely to positively change when they feel supported by the ones that mean the most to them in life.
When working with adults, I approach individuals as a part of their family system, larger environment, and place, as I believe that where we come from and who we are around now inform our current state of being.
My goal is always to work myself out of a job.I aspire to help clients and families feel more confident, competent, and back-on-track quickly so they can go on and live life.
Common areas addressed in therapy:
Significant Life Changes/ Events
Grief and Loss
Self-Esteem/ Concerns about Self-Image
Counseling specifically for Teenagers and Adolescents
Suicidal thoughts or Self-harm
Trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, violence, accidents, losses, etc.)
Difficulty at School/In the Community
What kind of Individuals & families come to therapy?
Individuals and families where one or more member is experiencing one of the above mentioned areas.
Parent's who are navigating the challenges of parenthood, co-parenting, and working parenting difficulties.
Individuals and families going through seasons of change and transitions.
Blended families who are navigating new roles.
Families and children who are who are navigating foster care, adoption or kinship care.