For over 20 years, I've worked as a child therapist, assisting children and teenagers with various diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, bullying, divorce, and sexual abuse.
When it comes to therapy and counseling, your child's needs vary depending on their developmental stage. I work with your child to identify their developmental stage and provide them with appropriate treatment.
Children's therapy differs from adult or adolescent therapy because children can express themselves more effectively through play and art than through words. I use these methods to help your child express and comprehend their emotions and problems, which in turn helps them to function better.
Some techniques I use in children's therapy are play therapy, expressive art, age-appropriate mindfulness exercises, and therapeutic games. Additionally, I teach children coping techniques to help them manage their feelings and problems.
If you're thinking about starting therapy for yourself or your child and want to see if I'm the right fit, I'd be happy to chat with you during a complimentary phone consultation.
Therapy may be beneficial if your child is struggling with their mental health and it is interfering with their daily life. Children who are anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem, or struggle to interact with their peers may fall into this category. Therapy can also be beneficial for children who are dealing with significant life changes, such as a divorce, a traumatic event, or the loss of a loved one.
Parents are usually encouraged to participate in their child's therapy. The extent of your involvement will be determined by the age of your child and the reason for seeking treatment. I meet with parents periodically to share updates, offer support, and suggest techniques to try.
In addition to working with children and teenagers, I offer parenting therapy to help parents navigate the challenges of raising children. Parenting can be a rewarding but also demanding experience, and it's common for parents to feel overwhelmed or unsure about how to best support their children.
During parenting therapy sessions, I work with parents to identify and address any issues they are having with their children, as well as to develop strategies for building strong and supportive relationships with them. This can include assisting parents in setting boundaries, communicating effectively, and dealing with stress and conflict.
Parenting therapy can be beneficial for parents with children of any age. By working together, we can help you to become a more confident and effective parent and to create a positive and nurturing environment for your child.
My office is located in Agoura Hills, CA 91301, and provide in-person therapy to patients in the surrounding areas, including Westlake Village, Oak Park, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, and surrounding cities. I also offer virtual therapy sessions to individuals located anywhere within California.
Offering Both Virtual And In-Person Sessions