As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota and Los Angeles, I previously worked with children and their families in the school systems and so I bring a specialization in family dynamics. Also, since I have three children (grown now), I believe I bring a special understanding into the therapy room about how difficult communication, understanding and acceptance can be and feel for parents and for kids.
I engage the child oftentimes with play therapy or with drawing, since they’re unable to adequately express themselves verbally. Depending on the age of older children, we play cards, games or we just talk.
In alliance with your child’s psychotherapy, I work with parents to resolve family conflicts and improve communication skills so that you and your children can relate better. Parental involvement is a very important part of the process.
I work with your child or adolescent on issues such as: