Family Therapy

I provide treatment to children and teens within the context of the family system. For children, parents are always included in sessions and take an active role in their treatment. For teens, parents are still very involved, but depending on the various problems/difficulties, I also address more individual issues and provide individual sessions with the teens. Therapy involves:

  1. developing common goals and issues to be addressed
  2. helping children and teens communicate and be open with their parents
  3. reducing behavioral acting out through the use of contracting and simple/focused behavior plans
  4. supporting age appropriate emotional development and independence
  5. addressing any learning issues and/or difficulties with school