Child & Teen Therapy

I provide therapy to children as young as 3 years of age, as well as to teenagers. Initially I complete an evaluation that includes hearing the concerns of the child or teen and of their parents. I systematically review psychiatric symptoms and come to an understanding of what is causing their particular difficulties. Then I develop a treatment plan that includes goals to address the concerns and issues of all of the parties involved (parents, child and/or teen). I deal with a variety of problem areas including:

  1. behavior problems including temper
  2. depression
  3. anxiety/worries
  4. trauma
  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  6. grief and loss issues, including divorce

My approach involves increasing active coping techniques (e.g., problem solving), behavioral contracting, and communication techniques.