Working with Families and Children


Parents worry when they know something is wrong with their child.  Most children do not have the language skills to express their worries; they struggle to cope and suffer in ways that cause their parents to be concerned.  In these struggles they become overwhelmed and express their troubles through difficult behaviors at home and at school.

It is important that I meet with the parents before starting a child's treatment. It is essential for parents to know that we are working together so their child can feel happier more of the time. I help parents to listen and respond in new ways to their child, which helps them with their troubles that interfere with their schooling and cause troubles with peers.

Seeking my consultation is a good first step to determine whether treatment is necessary to assist the child to regain their overall sense of well-being.

I have experience helping parents and their children with a variety of difficulties:

  • Family separation/divorce issues
  • Parenting concerns
  • Poor school performance or refusal to attend school
  • Sleeping problems
  • Eating problems
  • Anxiety, fear, worry
  • Out of control behavior
  • Depression
  • Peer problems