Helping you & your child navigate life's uncertainties so you can both enjoy the adventure of childhood.
As the parent of a child with intense emotions, life often feels like a whirlwind of confusion and challenges. Your child's emotional meltdowns have become exhausting and it seems like nothing you say or do is helping anymore.
When you're stuck in a pattern of power struggles, it's tough to enjoy the sweet moments of your child's early years. You feel overwhelmed trying to figure this out but haven't given up. You want to understand your child & help them gain skills to take care of their big feelings.
It's time to get off the emotional rollercoaster.
Child counseling and play therapy helps you and your child find more ease in daily life by working through challenges and using healthy skills in the here-and-now.
Don't let the name fool you! Children do serious work in therapy. Play therapy is a research-supported approach that provides a means for children to work through their thoughts, feelings, needs, and experiences through play - their most natural form of expression.
Licensed Professional Counselor
& PLAY THERAPIST
I help children with
intense emotions gain awareness, self-control, & confidence to
be who they are.
You're here to find therapy you and your child can connect with.
Parents are a crucial part of play therapy. I'll work with you from the very beginning to gain insight into what the struggles are and how I can help. By working with your child individually and meeting with you for parent-only consultations, I'll help you understand your child's emotions and behaviors, and collaborate with you to build practical and healthy skills to respond to the rollercoasters of early childhood.
You want to be supported as a parent, not judged.
It really does take a village. I believe that connecting with a community of helpers and seeking support is an act of love; it does not mean you have failed as a parent, or that something is inherently "wrong" with your child. I’m here to support you and help you and your child move beyond the day-to-day struggles of childhood.
THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY
Increased understanding of emotions & ability to cope
Higher empathy & respect for self and others
Healthier strategies to meet social & emotional needs
Raised confidence & self-acceptance
Better understanding of choices & consequences
More self-control & responsibility for behavior
Enhanced problem-solving skills & use of creative solutions
Improved social skills & ways of communicating
FOCUS & EXPERTISE
Anxiety & worry
Self-acceptance & confidence
Adjusting to family & life changes
Giftedness & high sensitivity
Defiance & power struggles
Parenting skills & connection
Please fill out our contact form to schedule with me, or click here to book a session online through the Client Portal. I'll get in touch with you to answer any questions and together, we'll decide if we're a good fit to work together.
We'll meet for a 1-hour parent-only intake session to discuss current concerns, your child's history and background, and other relevant information. We'll also use this time to explore the goals you'd like to work toward.
I'll meet with your child for 3-4 individual sessions. These sessions are focused on gaining more understanding of the challenges and concerns, building the start of our therapeutic relationship, and learning more about how your child thinks, acts, and feels.
PLAN & GROW
We'll meet again for a parent-only consultation to share feedback, insights, and recommendations. We'll also collaborate on a plan to accomplish the goals you have for you and your child.