Family therapy can help teach families communication skills necessary to resolve family conflict or manage successfully through stressful times. While strengthening family relationships, I help families develop strategies to solve problems together. Family therapy can involve all your family members, a couple or just the members able to participate.
Using play therapy, sand play, games, and carefully selected play materials, I help my young clients gain new ways of thinking, feeling and relating to the world. I support children in communicating their feelings and managing their emotions. Parents are an important resource in helping me better understand their child in the context of their home and community; I collaborate often with parents when working with a child individually.
Teens are often struggling to find their own identity, as they gain independence and undergo rapid physical, emotional and intellectual growth. I assist teens in articulating their feelings and help them evaluate what is and isn’t working for them. Helping teens explore their own inner resources and manage stress, I help my clients increase their self-esteem and improve peer and family relationships.
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a brief, behavioral program designed to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship. It teaches parents strategies to manage their child’s disruptive behaviors and improve cooperation. During PCIT sessions, parents have the opportunity to practice new parenting tools, while being coached live in session by me to improve their child’s behavior.
Meeting one-on-one with individuals of all ages, I assist clients in increasing self-awareness, managing stress and increasing his/her self esteem. I support my clients in overcoming barriers in life which can interfere with their moods and/or relationships.