Individual Counseling Sessions
Services We Offer
Group Counseling Sessions
Social Skills Groups: In these groups, we work together to role play and practice important life skills in a fun, engaging and interactive manner. The immediate real life practice makes the new skills more ingrained and effective. Social conflicts can be addressed in a way that teaches children how to face these challenges elsewhere as well. Feedback I have gotten from these groups has been highly positive. The children are excited to participate and enjoy the special activities and attention they get.
Emotion Regulation groups: In these groups, we work together to address certain emotion regulation skills that are relevant to the entire group. I explain that we are developing a "toolbox" and the same tool will not always work for everyone or even for the same person in different situations. The value of learning these skills in a group is that it normalizes these struggles and lets the children recognize that these are important skills for everyone. They can let their defenses down and enjoy while gaining from the process.
Please note that continued parent involvement via phone sessions, e-mails and in person meetings, are crucial to ensure carryover.
In individual therapy, I work to ensure your child feels safe and comfortable. I connect to your child in his or her level and work to understand the underlying concerns. Once a trusting rapport is established, I frequently use a "skills focused" approach, where I introduce life skills which your child can use to help face their challenges. Each client is unique and we work to choose the most beneficial interventions that will work for them. At times I will recommend some family sessions and possibly group session as well. In my 10+ years of experience, I have gotten terrific feedback on how the "skills focused" approach made real lasting change. The greatest outcomes have been with dedicated parents such as yourselves who are committed to supporting the process and encouraging carryover at home.
Girls and boys age 6-14
Girls - Teen through adult
Parents and Families
Areas of specialty include: Emotion regulation skills, self-esteem, social skills, parenting, problem solving/ coping skills, empowering victims of bullying, and selective mutism.
School Counseling Sessions
If your child's issue is most noticeable in the school setting, or you have practical concerns that impede your ability to bring them to the office, I can come meet your child in school during school hours (*dependent on the school's permission and space availability). The advantages include my ability to observe your child in the social and academic setting to get directly to the core of the issue. I follow up regularly with teachers to keep close tabs on progress and problem solve following any setbacks. Please note that continued parent involvement via phone sessions or in person meetings, are still crucial even when choosing this option.