Children can benefit from counseling and therapy just like adults. Many kids need help expressing themselves and treatment can assist children cope with family, social, and school issues. Whatever struggles children may have, I attempt to create a safe and supportive environment in which kids can express their concerns. This self-expression may occur through talking, artwork, or playing. For young children, relationships are built through play and it allows them to express their experiences of how they view and experience the world around them. Through play, children have opportunities to make contact with and express feelings or parts of themselves that are more difficult to directly discuss.
Behind each struggling child are parents/caregivers with concerns of their own. I closely collaborate with parents to assist them improve their understanding of their child’s struggles and needs as well as supporting them to develop the skills to best assist their children to lead happy and healthy lives.