Child Services

Child Services

I PROVIDE individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents. I have experience helping children with a wide variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD and Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Behavior
  • Divorce
  • Family Stress
  • Illness or Loss of a Parent
  • School Difficulties
  • Social Difficulties
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Identity issues around Adoption

Therapy with younger children may center around an activity other than talking, such as playing or drawing, while older children and adolescents are usually more comfortable discussing what is bothering them. The ongoing focus of my treatment is always on learning about and enhancing the inherent strengths your child already possesses and helping them "try out" different ways of acting and thinking.

Parent Consultation

My work with children almost always includes some aspect of parent consultation, so that you can help support the changes your child is making. The frequency of these sessions is determined based on the treatment issue and the developmental level of your child. There are times when the parent is the only person who comes regularly for therapy sessions, with the focus being on parenting skills. This is usually most appropriate when your child is too young for regular therapy sessions or is unwilling to come on their own (i.e. an older adolescent or adult child).

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