Child & Adolescent Therapy

Children are oftentimes our greatest joy. When our children are struggling, it can be a very scary and stressful time. I understand how important your child is to you, and I know that the ability to form a close and connected relationship with your child is one of the best ways that we can work together to restore harmony in your child and in the family.

I have extensive training in therapy with children and teens and I often use many different interventions and strategies. All my sessions are highly individualized and collaborative with the families I work with. The following list is a sample of some possible interventions that may be used by me in sessions.

  • Play Therapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Creative Projective Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Planning (with family typically)
  • EMDR

Children and Teens often “call for help” by displaying various challenges and symptoms that can easily be overlooked. Here are a few symptoms that could represent an underlying mental health condition

  • Defiance
  • Tantrums/anger outbursts/arguments with family members
  • Irritability/Anger/ low frustration tolerance
  • Bed wetting
  • Lying
  • Limited or not invitations from friends/difficulty making and maintaining friendships
  • Anxiety/Fearfulness/Perfectionism
  • Poor concentration/ Grades Dropping/ Difficulty completing assignments
  • Isolation
  • Risk taking behaviors
  • Excessive fatigue/insomnia/ “boredom”
  • Tearfulness
  • Self Harming or Talking about death, suicide or violence

*This is not a complete list, and all children present differently. All children have bad days and the presence of any one symptom is not likely to be cause for alarm, however, if your child has one or more of these symptoms I would be more then happy to schedule a complimentary consultation

Children often need help learning how to identify and express their feelings and concerns in a respectful and effective way. I specialize in helping children and teenagers with the following types of concerns:

  • Anxiety (General and Social)
  • Depression
  • Social Skills/Peer Relationship Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Oppositional Difficulties/Tantrums
  • Trauma

With over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents, I know that together we can help your child reach their potential and find joy in making a bright future for themselves. I invite you to contact me today for a free 15 minute consultation if you have any questions or concerns about how I can support you during this season of life with your child.