“I’m worried about my child”
You know your child, and you know when he or she’s hurting. You’ve probably thought one or more of the following about your child:
- My kid seems so stressed out by everything going on in life and I’m not sure how to help.
- My child seems to have more worries and fears than other kids her age.
- My son gets down on himself all the time. He always says “I can’t do it.” Or “I’m not good enough.”
- My daughter is having trouble making and keeping friends.
- My son does things without thinking and it’s disruptive to the whole family.
- My child seems to be having a hard time adjusting to changes in her life.
- My daughter is so moody and I don’t know why.
“I need help I’ve tried everything.”
As a parent, you have an understanding of the problems you are seeing. You’re looking for a professional who can help guide your child to make different choices, so life is calmer and less stressed. And you want the help now before the behaviors become even more unmanageable. You and your child deserve support for what you both are going through.
- What if you could have a conversation where you felt connected with your child?
- What if your child had the ability to cope and problem solve so he or she could handle life without the meltdowns, shut downs, or blow ups?
- What if your child expressed his or her feelings in a way in which you could understand and help?
- What if your child could be proud of him/herself?
You want your child to have a happy, fulfilled life. I can help.
“How can you help my child?”
During our first session your child will get a full assessment of his or her challenges. You will be listened to, and your child will feel heard as I get feedback from the both of you regarding your goals. You will leave the first session knowing the plan for how we will work toward those goals.
Once we identify what the challenges are, treatment will focus on your child’s strengths. We will collaborate together to guide your child to successful strategies that lead toward positive change. Through guided activities and conversation your child will work toward the goals we discussed.
Your participation is encouraged in your child’s treatment process. Parent education, strategy, and feedback are integral parts of your child’s progress.
In addition, if your child has been struggling at school, you might benefit from a professional to partner with you to assist in behavioral changes at school. I can collaborate with your child’s school to increase the potential of a more positive school experience.
For more in depth details about how I can help with your child’s school success, visit School Help.
Does progress take time? Yes. But therapy with me is designed for you and your child to start focusing on solutions, and see small successes turn into big ones.
“Have you seen many kids like mine?”
I have 8 years of experience doing therapy with children ages 7-17 who were working toward their positive path to change. The challenges I most frequently treat are:
- Behavioral challenges like opposition and defiance
- Mood challenges with anxiety and depression
- Situational struggles like divorce and adjusting to new homes and new schools
- Trauma situations like car accidents, or child abuse and neglect
- Serious mental health problems including self-injury and suicidal thoughts
Every child is different and my philosophy is that your child has unique strengths that make up who he or she is. Those are the strengths we build upon to help your child make behavioral changes. I am here to partner with you to help your child grow, develop, and thrive.