As a mother, I know that the growing years can often be puzzling, but behavior is usually a young persons way of telling us about something important happening in their life.
Therapy can reveal that hidden message and give kids the ability to go about things more constructively. I believe the family is a crucial part of any therapy with a child and ask that parents are actively involved in the process.
I am a fully Licensed Counselor and a Washington State Child Mental Health Specialist. I have experience working with teens and children as a teacher, tutor, advocate, social worker, and therapist since 1992. I have the utmost respect for people considering to embark in therapy for themselves or their child.
I specialize in therapy with teens & children (ages 4 -18) providing therapeutic interventions for :
I offer attachment therapy for children, and psychodynamic/ CBT informed therapy for teens and young adults.
Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Families
I have specialized training for foster, kinship, blended and adoptive families, especially around attachment building. If you identify as this sort of family, I can provide specialized, evidence-based tools you and your family can use for many years to come.
Still have questions? Below is a short guide to talking to your younger children about going to therapy. You are also encouraged to contact me to share your family’s specific concerns via a consult.