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:
- behavior problems including temper
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- grief and loss issues, including divorce
My approach involves increasing active coping techniques (e.g., problem solving), behavioral contracting, and communication techniques.