I help kids heal and grow through the curative powers of play, activity, and a caring, supportive relationship. I have a hopeful, care-based approach to working with kids and families. When our kids (of any age) are struggling, I don’t see their difficult behaviors as just something to be stopped. Rather, I believe our kids are telling us in the best way they can about their pain, their needs, and in what ways they need to grow. Our kids need us to respond with trust that they can move forward when we support them in helpful ways.
Parents also need this kind of caring support so that they too, can feel valued and understood. Parents are important persons and when they are supported in caring for themselves and their kids, everybody wins. I often recommend family play therapy that will support the individual work I’m doing with a child. Through fun family activities, family members learn new ways of interacting, they express feelings and needs, and come to understand one another better.