Children present with problematic behaviors for a variety of complex reasons. Therapy begins with a comprehensive assessment, geared at developing a full understanding of the child’s behaviors, and underlying factors. This assessment leads to the creation and implementation of an effective treatment plan.
For children, play is often a key component of therapy. Children express their challenges, learn to label and manage emotions, and develop new ways of interacting with the world through play. Therapy can be fun! Parental involvement helps the child bridge the changes from our playroom into the outside world. Unfortunately, children may experience a traumatic event in their lives. If such an event has occurred I provide Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence based treatment known to reduce the effects of trauma on children and adolescents.