A little something about me
My mission is to empower, support and guide children and adolescents, and parents of children and adolescents with special needs, facing emotional and behavioral difficulties at home or at school. I feel honored and privileged to be able to live my childhood dream and to provide hope, compassion and positive change to my clients.
You can read an interview I gave for “Clinicians on the Couch” for Psych Central here.
My approach to therapy
In my practice, I use the trusting relationship I build with you and your child to help you modify the way in which you relate to others and to improve the quality of your relationships. If your child needs psychological assessment to determine any special education needs, I have a trusted professional network of psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists that I refer to. In addition, I collaborate with the school social workers, special education team, counselors and teachers to provide high quality, practical and goal-oriented solutions for your child’s academic and social and emotional needs. You can find a detailed description of what to expect in child and adolescent psychotherapy here.
In my individual work with you or your child, I use my experience and knowledge on human development to create a space where change can occur. I believe that change happens when we understand WHY we behave and feel the way we do; when we increase awareness and control over our lives in a safe and trusting relationship with a therapist.
I provide this warm and accepting space for you and your child to speak about your struggles and be listened to in a way you have never been able to speak before – with no judgement, no expectations, no deadlines. We will work together, and I will use my knowledge and expertise to help you find your own way in parenting and relationships, not follow someone else’s prescriptions and preconceived notions about how you should parent and what you must do. Every child is unique just like every parent is unique so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to child & adolescent and family therapy, so I base my interventions on each individual child and family to best fit your psychological needs.
My work is based on ethics, professionalism and profound respect for the human condition. I am honored to be a part of my client’s lives and privileged to be able to help them and their families feel better and live happy, fulfilling lives. To make an appointment, click here.