Focuses on improving, managing and fostering positive, healthy relationships with your extended family, peers, friends, employers, children, spouse or significant other. Our working together is a collaborative process, will include identifying goals and a treatment plan to help you move towards once again enjoying your life and your relationships to the fullest. Some examples may include:
Parenthood is a symbiotic relationship that starts in utero and one that changes through a child's stages of development & growth. A parent's role changes as the child's needs change. The main goal is to partner with you in fostering a healthy growing up and a positive parent/child relationship.
In our working together we may focus on:
Sand Tray/Art Therapy - In working with children ages 5-12 and at times up to 13-14. I use the care free, sensory stimulating expressive medium of sand and sand trays, markers and or paint for drawing, painting. This is a non-intrusive and age appropriate way for children to process and express their thoughts, feelings, magical thinking & wishes of what is or may never be. This process taps into their creative nature, right side of the brain where creativity resides. For most children play comes naturally while for a few, it may take a little time to get comfortable. In turn, children may naturally;
The adolescent years are a developmental stage of crucial importance for one's identity. Your child has entered an age of higher levels of critical thinking. With that comes a need to question views, norms and the world; disagreements, confusion, rebellion and the expression of one's views may already be present. If you've reached a place of difficulty, your teenager son/daughter may be needing someone else, aside from friends or yourself, to process difficult thoughts and feelings. In a supportive, non-judgmental environment, we may work on: