While assisting parents in resolving power struggles, arguments, and problem behaviors, I am able to help them stengthen the relationships with their children. Through providing parents with tools for setting appropriate limits and creating clear expectations, families are able to achieve and restore meaningful communication patterns. Skills that parents find helpful to fine tune include:
- Understanding appropriate developmental behaviors for children and adolescents.
- Addressing boundaries.
- Developing ways to communicate with children who have difficulty talking about feelings.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
Child and adolescent therapy focuses on helping to improve a child's quality of life. I have extensive experience in assisting children and adolescents who have problems in school, at home, or with developing and maintaining friendships. Some children have difficulty expressing their feelings and concerns verbally. With these children, I utilize art therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, along with traditional talk therapy. Some signs that a child may be in need of professional help include:
- Decline in grades.
- Disruptive behaviors at home or school.
- Feelings of hopelessness and despair.
- Change in eating or sleeping habits.
Individual Therapy for Adults
Individual therapy is geared toward achieving more satisfaction and meaning from one's life and one's choices. Psychotherapy allows individuals to better understand their emotional and interpersonal life, therefore improving their quality of life. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.