I help families struggling with challenging behaviors and effective responses. I often work with parents wanting assistance with their approach to discipline, and parents seeking to support attachment with and healthy development for their children. Together, through the context of play, we identify and practice ways to direct family interactions toward effective, calm limit setting; deeper listening and trust; and renewed enjoyment of each other.
I work in a collaborative, responsive, compassionate way, building on strengths and providing support with difficulties. I will coach you in extending the skills you develop in our sessions to everyday life with your children.
You will learn how to continue therapeutic play sessions at home, on your own, once you feel ready. That's one of the many reasons I love Filial Therapy - because it empowers you, the parent, to be the number one therapeutic agent in your child's life.
Call or email to find out more about how this short-term investment can foster the long-term well-being of your children and family.
In addition to providing Child-Centered Play Therapy to children individually, one of my specialties is Filial Therapy, a play-based style of family therapy with children ages 3-10. Filial Therapy addresses emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, and builds children's and parents' confidence, problem-solving skills, and resilience. Plus, it's fun!
In approximately 3-6 months or more, I can teach you tools to strengthen your family's relationships and communication, address challenging situations and behaviors, and maximize joyful interactions. This short-term model initiates lasting change and teaches skills you will continue to use long after our work together.
I support families dealing with issues related to: