Today you are one step closer to helping your child and family get back on a positive path to growth and well-being. Life can take many turns and sometimes you may find that you or your child needs extra help dealing with daily struggles. You may notice your child having a harder time in areas that used to be easy for them. You may also notice your child regressing to old ways of coping that you thought they had out grown. Or perhaps there has been a major change or loss in the family, and you are just not sure that your child is processing it well.
As a parent you may be needing extra parenting support or a safe place to process lifes many challenges. I can provide a space to let go of some of the self doubt and anxiety and help you gain perspective and the tools needed to get your life back on track. It is important for parents to take time for themselves to get their anxiety or depression undercontrol so that they are in a better frame of mind to be a support to their child.
As a perscriptive therapist, I will customize a treatment plan by looking at the childs individual difficulties and coping skills. As an art therapist, I will help the child gain insight and build on their coping skills in a variety of expressive modalities. These include art, sand tray, play techniques, and games. I believe that art is our children's primary language. Children feel more at ease looking at lifes difficulties when they are externalized through art and play. They do not realize they are doing difficult work and therefore can enjoy the process. I also help each child connect with their brain and teach them to be mindful thus creating a greater connection to their internal world. I provide a safe space for children to work through difficult issues in a creative way.
With adults I will also taylor the sessions to your needs and comfort levels. When a creative means may help gain perspective I will offer that option.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or if you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you and your child to achieve your goals.
Please call or email me for a therapy consultation today.