Children and Adolescents

I have extensive experience and training in treating children and adolescents with different presenting problems.  I have treated many children and adolescents with different issues ranging from depression and anxiety to ADHD, behavioral and family issues successfully. I am a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and specialize in treating children and adolescents who have experienced any trauma including but not limited to loss, parental conflict or divorce, immigration, unanticipated changes or any other issue negatively affecting the life of a child or adolescent.

Having been a teacher for years as well as providing therapy in the school-setting, I am familiar with children and adolescents’ interests and culture and quickly form a trusting relationship with them to help them learn the skills necessary to improve their functioning in different areas including family, school, and relationships.

I also work very closely with the parents and other family members and utilize different techniques including play therapy depending on children’s ages, needs, and interests.

Areas that I focus on are:

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  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Academic problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger management

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* Above quote from Garrison Keillor