CHILDREN

BEING YOUR BEST
WHEN YOUR CHILD IS AT THEIR WORST

When your child is melting down and being their most difficult, it can be easy for them to push your buttons!  Therapy can not only help your child with emotional regulation skills, but can assist parents in identifying their triggers and learn how to not get pulled into their child's strong emotional tidal waves. Parents can learn techniques to be the "calm captain of the ship" and stabilize the situation during these emotionally intense moments. 

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How does a parent determine when to seek professional assistance for their child?

  • Exhibiting irritability, mood swings and other strong emotional reactions that seem to be out of proportion to the situation

  • Disruptive behaviors at home or school

  • Isolating, withdrawing socially or difficulty getting along with peers/adults

  • Feelings of hopelessness and despair

  • Change in eating or sleeping habits

  • Anxiousness and/or fidgety behavior

  • Difficulty coping with life stressors or a significant loss.  Psychotherapy can help your child develop new coping strategies and assist parents with ways to support your child

  • In more severe cases, your child or teen may have thoughts about not wanting to live or about hurting themselves, or they may have tried to hurt themselves.

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USE YOUR OWN FEELINGS AS A GUIDE

When helping children, I use various therapeutic methods, including play therapy, art therapy and talk therapy. These techniques and approaches help children express their frustrations, anger, difficulties and anxieties. Psychotherapy can help your child develop new coping strategies and assist parents with ways to support your child.

Find out if your child might benefit from counseling.  I help children ages 5 and up.  Looking forward to hearing from you!