About My Clients
*As of 7/2022 I am running a waitlist for therapy, but have limited space for parent consultation.* The children and teens I work with may be struggling with worry about friendships and family relationships, challenges with big emotions, doubts about their worth or appearance, academic difficulties, navigating grief and loss, or just adjusting to the realities of living through a pandemic. I support children and teens in navigating these and many other challenging realities of growing up.
My Background and Approach
I have 9 years of experience working with youth and families to navigate the endless pressure on caregivers to do it all, including having all the answers when their child is struggling. Similarly, I recognize that children and adolescents face mounting social pressure to fit in with peers or to be a certain kind of student. I support families to recognize these stressors and work with them to create space to thrive together. This may include supports to navigate complex and often unjust systems. I am dedicated to disrupting systemic inequities. I also understand that at times children might feel wary of working with a therapist, and I honor a child’s pace and needs, frequently joining in play. Depending on what your family is experiencing, I might meet individually with your child, with your household or individually with caregivers to target the best supports for your challenges. In our initial consultation we will work together to find the services that best fit your situation.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Humans develop in relationship to others, and we heal that way too. My focus is on children’s relationships with their caregivers - from processing challenging life events to managing hard feelings. I am captivated by the power and expressiveness of children’s play. I am humbled by the resiliency of family systems and the power of connection between a caregiver and their child. I believe deeply in the importance of nurturing children’s emotional needs and equipping families with the tools they need to raise healthy children. Please contact me to arrange a free phone consultation.