CHILD PLAY THERAPY
Therapeutic play provides a safe psychological distance from the child’s problem. It allows expression of thoughts and feelings when the child does not have the verbal language to express them.
In family therapy, the people attending the sessions are the child and the parents, or siblings, where I employ techniques to guide the child and parents towards more positive and satisfying interactions.
I help teens make sense of their complicated world, not the least of which is the other teens with whom they interact. Together we come up with ideas on how to cope and how to respond in confusing situations.
SCHOOL RELATED SERVICES
Because many children’s issues come up at school, especially those related to learning and social difficulties, I can work with the school to understand what these difficulties might be, and help parents communicate with school staff.
EMDR is the gold standard for treating acute and chronic trauma and the resulting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as with “small” traumas that keep getting replayed throughout life.