Children & Adolescents

Children who struggle to solve their problems misbehave and act out at home, with their friends, and at school when they have used up their problem-solving skills.

I have worked with children, adolescents and their parents since 1995, first as a learning specialist and now as a psychotherapist.  Parents have sought my help in handling their children’s acting-out behaviors.  Others needed help for their child’s learning differences.

What I have learned is…

Interactions between a child’s problems and the family are very complex.  Whether the child’s problems are a signal of family discord, or the family is distressed because the child’s problems are disruptive, children and families heal faster when they work together.

Teens today are stressed from social and academic pressures.  Negotiating this difficult stage of life can be problematic for teens and their families.  My work with tweens and teens focuses on:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trust and Struggle for Independence
  • Improving Communication
  • Developing Life Skills for a Successful Transition into Adulthood