I specialize in working with children ages 2-8 and their parents or caregivers. Based on the needs and personality of the client, I draw from an eclectic blend of models and techniques. I often rely on the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as the foundation for treatment, helping children understand and better manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also utilize concepts from the Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking when helpful.
Rather than providing traditional “talk therapy”, I utilize a combination of movement, mindfulness, arts and crafts, music, imaginary play, games, and sensory-based activities to help children and families reach their goals.
I view my job as that of a “coach” who teaches children and their family members a variety of skills to improve their lives. These include:
- social skills
- emotion regulation skills
- helpful thinking skills
- problem solving skills
- coping and stress reduction skills
- communication skills
- positive parenting skills