Using cognitive behavior therapy, I will help your child take back control of their feelings. I will help them learn skills and strategies to manage their anxiety, reduce their worries, and improve their mood. Adopting a problem-solving approach that focuses on difficulties they are having right now, I help young people understand their unhelpful thinking patterns, and problematic behaviors that keep them trapped in negative cycles, and prevent them from just enjoying life.
Along with working directly with young people, I will work with you, to help you understand how you can best help your child. Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing if you are doing the “right thing”; whether you are helping, or hindering, your child. I am very flexible in how I work with parents: for young children, I often work just with parents, knowing that younger children need the most help from people around them to make real progress. With older children, parents often join in the therapy session, because a collaborative partnership, where everyone is working together, will make the most difference. For teens, I usually let them make the call! However, whatever your teen wants, I will make sure that you feel informed and in touch with the therapeutic process.
My goal is to help your child feel capable and confident, let go of worries and stress and begin to look forward to their future. I also aim to help you feel like you are doing the best for your child, helping them to learn to enjoy life to the fullest and fulfill their true potential. If this sounds like what you and your child are needing, contact me for a brief phone consultation or to schedule an appointment today.
- License Number: 0810004810
- License Type: Psy.D.
- License State: Virginia
- Experience: 7 years
- Languages: English