Raising kids is one of the most important jobs in the world. Parenting can be a lot of fun and challenging at the same time. Kids are often faced with issues that are overwhelming, frustrating and at times even hopeless. Some of them do not respond in the most positive ways. Parents have difficulty understanding why their best efforts sometimes don’t stop their kids from making poor choices, being depressed or decreasing anxiety. Through counseling I attempt to assist parents with their child or adolescent in identifying issues, overcoming challenges, and bridging gaps between them and their child.
I provide counseling services for children, adolescents and families. This does not mean only when your family is in crisis. Sometimes children and teens, like adults, can benefit from counseling in other situations. Counseling can help children and teens develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the importance of seeking help. I can help children, teens and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many children and teens need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need assistance to discuss family related stress such as divorce, death or illness. With a little assistance “The Sky’s The Limit!”
Kids and young people of all ages enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of my office. I use a variety of techniques when working with children and adolescents to initially establish a trusting relationship. Some techniques I utilize are play therapy, art therapy, behavior modification, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), role-playing, modeling, feeling identification, choice therapy and anger management.