Raising children is always an adventure. I specialize in working with children ages 4 to 17 years old and strive to meet the needs of both the child and the parents. Child counseling is different from traditional talk therapy in that young children are developing their language skills and cognitive ability. In a counseling session we may play a game, use a worksheet to develop skills, and/or involve parents to solve communication or behavioral issues. Below are some common challenges children face and how counseling can help.
Click here to watch a short video describing different intervention styles and how child counseling can help meet your child’s and family’s needs. Contact me for a free, initial session so we can begin to help your child face his or her specific challenges.
There are several issues children face with respect to school. Some kids refuse to go to school. Others have ADHD and struggle in the classroom. And there also are children who face serious social issues, such as bullying.
Life at home with kids can bring joy and satisfaction; it can also be draining and difficult. A child may have special needs or behavioral issues that affect the family system at home. Conflict, anger, sibling rivalry or depression can turn your home into a place where your children don’t feel comfortable and safe.
Trauma and grief can impact a child for many years if not addressed properly. Each child deals with trauma and grief differently. Giving a child the ability to find their own voice and tell the story in their own way can empower a child to move forward with everyday life.