"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm, not join in their chaos."
Has your child been struggling with adjusting to all of the changes related to the pandemic?
Has your child been struggling with anxiety, irritability, or frustration?
Does your child have a critical illness that is difficult to cope with?
Is your child struggling in school, with making friends, or often feeling overwhelmed?
Does your child have difficulty coping with change, life transitions, or separation?
Has your child experienced loss and needs help processing his/her grief?
Does your child seem to have trouble regulating his/her emotions?
Many parents wonder when and if they should pursue therapy for their child. We understand that it can feel overwhelming, frightening, and helpless when you feel like you don't know how to help your child thrive. Seeking therapy for your child can be one of the most powerful decisions you can make as a parent.
Each child we work with has unique needs, and therefore requires a unique treatment plan. After our initial assessment, we will work together to create a plan that makes sense for you and your family. Through a tailored combination of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts therapies, mindfulness based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy, we will work with your child to identify areas of concern, connect thoughts, feelings, & behavior, process difficult emotions, develop positive coping skills, and build self-esteem. We believe that all behavior is communication, and we use a strengths-based approach to help children learn to tolerate difficult feelings, rather than try to eliminate them. The therapy environment we create together can provide your child with the supportive space he/she needs to create lasting change.
As licensed clinical social workers, we are uniquely trained to understand the interaction and impact of the many systems in which your child exists. We know that children do not live in a bubble, and obstacles in one setting may cause or exacerbate obstacles in another. We can help you and your child bridge gaps, connect the dots, and offer advocacy and communication across all of these systems.
In need of professional expertise surrounding a specific problem? We also offer short term counseling (1-4 sessions) to discuss a specific need. We will work together to understand your area of concern and offer actionable strategies that you can implement immediately.