Approach

I work to create a warm, non-judgmental, empathic space in which children and adolescents can comfortably express themselves, allowing them to gain insight into their inner world and  explore positive ways of working through stressors they may experience. I emphasize the therapeutic relationship in my work and believe a strong therapeutic alliance is essential to helping individuals feel understood and willing to work towards making positive changes. I strive to create a space which fosters exploration, gaining insight, building problem solving skills, and developing effective coping skills.

 

My approach is integrative as I believe treatment should be tailored to each individual. I enjoy incorporating various approaches and techniques in my work including:

Narrative Therapy

Behavioral management

Client-centered

Art

Play Therapy

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)

Mindfulness