Helping kids stay connected to their communities, families, and themselves.
Helping families understand each other's needs and learning how to best meet those needs.
Providing families with extra support around educational directions and understanding the options available.
I believe that child and adolescent therapy should be something that is mostly fun. When done right, the child doesn't notice that they are working on their goals because they are too busy enjoying themselves. Once a therapeutic relationship is established parents and children should regard therapy as something that is reassuring and helpful to attend. If therapy is constantly leaving you feeling exhausted, uncertain of a direction, and hesitant to attend each week... then it's not good therapy.
My mission is to provide quality outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and their families as well as provide reliable and helpful consultation to parents in regards to education concerns.
I have worked with children and families in many different settings and learned how to support them in all the various aspects of life that affect us. My clinical expertise combined with my understanding and experience with the "systems" (school, mental health, juvenile justice, etc) allows me to support you and your child in addressing the issues on multiple fronts. Sometimes just knowing what to expect and understanding what types of support exists makes all the difference in reaching your goals. Let me help you and your family reach your goals.