Child and Adolescent Counseling
I work with children ranging in age from 3 to 17. Children and teens are given the space to be themselves in a warm, accepting, and judgment-free environment. With little ones, I use play therapy, which is the most evidence-based and age-appropriate way of helping children process their feelings and experiences in a more comfortable way. As a Registered Play Therapist, I have advanced training in this area and truly believe this is the best approach for helping children learn to communicate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and cope with tough feelings.
With older children and teens, I use a combination of “talk therapy” and activities such as art, writing, or games to help make processing a bit more comfortable.
I can help children with a variety of issues, including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Behavioral concerns
- Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse or assault
- Life transitions (ex: divorce, move, birth of new sibling)
- Low self-esteem
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