Often teens and kids will use their behavior to tell us what they’re having trouble saying with words. I can help them connect their feelings and behaviors so they can learn how to get their true needs met. I’ll teach them self-awareness, emotion regulation and coping skills to manage their symptoms both in and out of therapy.
I’m a certified CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs & Strengths) Assessor. This tool allows me to identify the underlying need that leads to problem behaviors. I’ll do that deep dive so that we can develop an appropriate plan together. I have helped individuals with a large range of diagnoses (ASD, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression and those with anger management concerns too).
Because it is critical that the skills built inside the therapy office continue at home and school, parent and family meetings are built into the therapeutic schedule too.